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ERIC Number: ED500458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 386
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles of the Adult Education Target Population: Information from the 2000 Census. Revised
Lasater, Beth; Elliott, Barbara
RTI International
This report presents national, regional, and state profiles of the target population for adult education, that is, those individuals aged 16 years and over, who have not attained a high school diploma or equivalent and are not currently enrolled in school. The tables contained in this report describe the following characteristics of the target population: the number of years of school they have completed, their ages, their gender, their proficiency with the English language, their status with regard to poverty levels, their race and/or ethnicity, and their employment status. The first section of this report provides a brief overview of the adult education program as administered by the U.S. Department of Education, a description of the data base on which the tables are based, and a glossary of terms used in the tables. Section 1 concludes with a discussion of the adult education target population at the national level. The second section presents tables describing the target population within each of the five areas into which the Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) divides the states for administrative purposes (Northeast, South, Midwest, West, and a fifth area that includes Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands), and the third section presents the same information for each state, with the states arranged alphabetically. (Contains 3 footnotes, 8 figures, and 77 tables.) [This document supersedes the original report published in April 2004, which contained an error in the number of individuals in the adult education target population. That number is larger than it should be because it includes individuals aged 16 or older who are still enrolled in school. The figures for total adult population have also changed. These errors have been corrected throughout the revised report. This document was prepared for the Division of Vocational and Adult Education and Literacy, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education by the Center for Research in Education, RTI International.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC. Center for Research in Education.
Identifiers - Location: Guam; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands