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Title:  Participation in Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons: 2002-03
Description: 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.
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Cover Date: November 2005
Web Release: November 10, 2005
Print Release: January 4, 2006
Publication #: NCES 2006040
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Kleiner, B., Carver, P., Hagedorn, M., Chapman, C.
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Household Education Survey (NHES)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Chris Chapman.
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