While much of what is written about adapting to adult learners within higher education focuses on ways in which institutions and programs can modify student services and course delivery formats and systems to accommodate the needs of reentry students, adult education research also provides insight into understanding the characteristics of these. Adult education is driven by the needs of the workforce. The ability to find a better job is one of the primary motivators for students who enroll in adult education. Furthermore, developing a qualified workforce is also important to states and local employers.
Many students today either didn’t start college directly from high school, or have returned at various points to continue their education. Your point of view on being an adult learner/returning student/part-time student, and your opinions about what the future holds will help shape future students’ educational and career experiences across. The Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) is an annual North American conference that provides a forum for adult education researchers to share their experiences and the results of their studies with students, other researchers, and practitioners from around the world.
The Research and Data page provides accurate data, reports, and actionable research related to the Office of Adult Education’s work. Stakeholders can use the resources on this page to inform policy and practice. For questions or more information, please contact Rosaline Tio, Director of Research and Impact, at [email protected] CAEL will provide professional development, tools and research to support the participants. As part of the program, the partner HSIs will come together annually with CAEL and Excelencia in Education for the Latino Adult Student Success Convening (LASSC).