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Barnett, W. Steven; Yarosz, Donald J. – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2007
In a world shaped by global competition, preschool education programs play an increasingly vital role in child development and school readiness. There is growing awareness that early learning's impacts persist across children's life spans, affecting educational achievement, adult earning and even crime and delinquency. Preschool education is…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Family Income, Preschool Education, Family Structure
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O'Donnell, Kevin; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report presents selected data on adults' participation in educational activities in the United States, excluding full-time only enrollments in college/university or vocational/technical credential programs, over a 12-month period from 2004-05. Historically, full-time only participation in postsecondary (college and vocational) programs has…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Participation, Adult Education, Individual Characteristics
Kim, Kwang; Creighton, Sean – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Focuses on the growth in participation in adult education from 1991 to 1999. Data from the National Household Education Survey show that about 90 million adults were engaged in one or more types of adult education in the 12-month period before the 1999 survey interview, representing a significant increase in participation compared to 1991 and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Enrollment, Participation