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ADULT EDUCATION: Percentage of population age 16 or older who participated in adult education activities, by type of activity: Selected years, 1995–2005.

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1 ADULT EDUCATION: Percentage of population age 16 or older who participated in adult education activities, by type of activity: Selected years, 1995–2005 (National Center for Education Statistics, (n.d.4) Participation in Adult Education The percentage of the population age 16 or older participating in adult education increased from 1995 to 2001 and then declined in Work-related courses and personal interest courses were the most popular forms of adult education in Adult education activities are formal activities including basic skills training, apprenticeships, work- related courses, personal interest courses, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and part-time college or university degree programs. This indicator examines the participation rates for adult education activities of individuals age 16 or older.

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3 Figure 1: SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, NCES. National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000). Percentage of Undergraduate Students with some nontraditional characteristics (National Center for Education Statistics (n.d.2)) Figure 1.—Percentage of undergraduates with nontraditional characteristics: 1992–93 and 1999–2000

4 Table 1 (National Center for Education Statistics, (n.d.3))

5 Venn Diagram of relationship between adult learners, nontraditional learners, and traditional learners. The blue shaded are represents traditional learners aged 18 to 24. The red shaded area represents the intersection of age group traditional learners that are a part of nontraditional learners due to shared characteristics. The yellow shaded area represents nontraditional learners that are 25 years of age or older. The green shaded area represents all adult learners including all categories of traditional and nontraditional learners along with any other participants in adult learning experiences.

6 References: National Center for Education Statistics. (n.d.1). Special Analysis 2002: Nontraditional Undergraduates. Retrieved from: sa01.asp#info sa01.asp#info National Center for Education Statistics. (n.d.2). Special Analysis 2002: Nontraditional Undergraduates: Figure 1. Retrieved from: figures/fig01.asp?popup=true figures/fig01.asp?popup=true National Center for Education Statistics. (n.d.3). Special Analysis 2002: Nontraditional Undergraduates: Table 1. Retrieved from: tables/tab01.asp tables/tab01.asp National Center for Education Statistics. (n.d.4). Special Analysis 2002: Nontraditional Undergraduates: Table 1. Retrieved from: up=true up=true


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