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Adult Education Participation in 2004-05

NCES 2006-077
May 2006

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Table 3. Number and percentage of adults who gave selected reasons for participation in basic skills or GED preparation classes: 2004-05
 
Reasons for participation Number of adults
(thousands)
Percentage of
adults
 
  Total 2,822100
 
To help your children with school work 78628
To get a new job with a different employer 1,56555
To help you get a raise or promotion 1,25945
To be able to attend college or vocational school 1,98070
To meet a requirement for public assistance 51718
To improve the way you feel about yourself 2,19478
To make it easier to do things on a day-to-day basis 1,81564
NOTE: Only adults who reported not having a high school diploma, adults who reported having received a high school diploma in the past 12 months other than through a regular high school diploma, or adults who reported having received a foreign high school diploma but did not report having a bachelorís degree or higher were asked information related to basic skills/GED preparation classes, including whether they had participated in basic skills/GED preparation 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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