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Adult Education Participation in 2004-05

NCES 2006-077
May 2006

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Table 2. Number and percentage of adults who gave selected reasons for participation in English as a Second Language classes: 2004-05
 
Reasons for participation Number of adults
(thousands)
Percentage of
adults
 
  Total 1,965 100
 
To help your children with school work 86344
To get U.S. citizenship 88645
To get a new job with a different employer 1,10556
To help you get a raise or promotion 1,18360
To be able to attend college or vocational school 1,32267
To meet a requirement for public assistance 29915
To improve the way you feel about yourself 1,87495
To make it easier to do things on a day-to-day basis 1,83593
NOTE: Only adults who reported that their first language was not English were asked information related to ESL classes, including whether they had participated in ESL classes over the previous 12 months.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.

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