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Participation in Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons: 2002-03: Statistical Analysis Report

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The report summarizes data collected through the Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons survey fielded in 2003 as part of the National Household Education Surveys. The survey asked a random sample of adults about their work-related educational activities and experiences over the previous 12 months. The survey defined work-related activities in terms of formal and informal learning activities that are done for reasons related to work. Findings from the survey reveal that 40 percent of adults in the nation participated in some type of formal adult education for work-related reasons during a 12-month period in 2002-03. Thirty-three percent participated in work-related courses, 9 percent were in a college degree program, 2 percent were in a vocational degree/diploma program, and 1 percent had an apprenticeship. Fifty-eight percent of adults participated in informal work-related learning activities.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Participation in Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons: 2002-03: Statistical Analysis Report created by Kleiner, B., et al.


U.S. Department of Education

Publication Date:

November 2005

Course Material Author

Kleiner, B., et al.

National Center for Education Statistics

Kleiner, B., et al. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the reasons why some people choose to participate in adult education programs. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the characteristics used to differentiate between formal and informal adult learning activities.

  2. Explain findings regarding work-related formal learning.

  3. Analyze findings regarding adults participating in work-related informal learning.

  4. Summarize information presented in the course material and identify how it might apply to work with clients utilizing adult education.

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Course Number 101145
3 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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