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Staying the course: Factors influencing enrollment and persistence in adult education

Citation

Tolbert, M. (2005). Staying the course: Factors influencing enrollment and persistence in adult education. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Office of Correctional Education.

Abstract

This Adult Education Background Paper looks at who does ' and does not ' enroll in adult education programs, identifies specific subpopulations needing assistance with basic skills, and describes promising practices used by programs to target potential participants and to motivate and retain them in programs.