Adult Education: Market Research Report

Date: January 1, 2012
Pages: 127
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Publisher: Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Report type: Strategic Report
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Adult Education: Market Research Report
The global outlook series on Adult Education provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings.

The report offers a bird's eye view of the sector, highlights latest market trends, challenges, and growth drivers of adult education industry.

Market discussions in the report are punctuated with fact-rich market data tables.

Regional markets elaborated upon include the US, Japan, Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom, China, Korea, India, and South Africa.

Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 118 major companies worldwide.
1.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Introduction
Comparison with Formal Education
Importance of Adult Education
Shift towards Knowledge-Based Society
A Platform for People to Catch Up with Technology
Fighting Illiteracy

Table 1. Worldwide Adult Literacy Rates by Gender (2010)
Table 2. Worldwide Adult Literacy Rates (%)- by Region (2010)
Table 3. Worldwide Illiterate Population by Region (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown for South and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, and Others
Table 4. World Adult Literacy Rates (%) by Region (1990 & 2008): Breakdown for Male and Female Population
Table 5. Adult Illiterate Population in Select Countries (2009): Breakdown by Number of Female, Male and Total Illiterates for China, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Argentina, Italy, Russian Federation, and Chile (In Million)
Table 6. Youth Illiterate Population in Select Countries (2009): Breakdown by Number of Female, Male and Total Illiterates for China, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russian Federation, Argentina, Chile, and Spain (In Thousands)
Table 7. Elderly Illiterate Population in Select Countries (2009): Breakdown by Number of Female, Male and Total Illiterates for Mexico, Spain, and Chile (In Thousands)
Table 8. Female and Male Adult Illiterates as % of Total Population in Select Countries (2009)

Raising Competency Levels of Workforce
Recession & Adult Education Funding
Continuing Education – Enhancing Competitiveness during Recession
Benefits of Continuing Professional Education for Professionals & Organizations
Role of Internet and Electronic Media in Adult Education
Adult Online Education: The New Frontier
Lifelong Learning
Need for Lifelong Learning
Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Asian Countries
Adult Education – Growing Significance in China and India
Tertiary Education – A High Priority

Table 9. Number of Graduates in Tertiary Education (in ‘000s)
Table 10. Proportion of Tertiary Graduates in Education for Select Countries (2009)

2.SECTOR OVERVIEW

Adult Education: A Primer
Purpose of Adult Education
Education Providers’ Perspective
Various Facets of Adult Education
Liberal Adult Education
Career or Job related Courses (or) Vocational Education and Training
Distance Education or Distance Learning
Evolution of the Sector
Communication Methods in Distance Learning
Accreditations
Evolution of Media: The Prime Driver
Online Versus Traditional Education
Providing Agencies
Formal Educational Institutes
Government Agencies and Departments
Community providers
Private Sector Providers
Labor Market Organizations
Alternative Education
Alternative Education Programs
Adult Education Vs Alternative Education

3.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

4.SERVICE LAUNCHES

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

1.THE UNITED STATES

Adult Education Sector – An Overview

Table 11. Participation in State-Administered Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education Programs in the US (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Participants by State

Adult Basic Education
Scope of Adult Education
A Peek into History
Shift in the Nation’s Educational Scenario
Unemployment Levels Increase During Recession

Table 12. Unemployment Rate & Average Annual Earnings in the US (2010): Breakdown by Education Level
Table 13. Educational Attainment of Adults (25+) in the US (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Population by Educational Level
Table 14. Education Status of Adults (25-29 Years) by Gender in the US (2010): Proportion of Male and Female Individuals by Education Level
Table 15. Employment Status of Adults (25-34 Years) in the US (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown for Full Time Employment, Part Time Employment, Unemployed, and Not in Labor Force
Table 16. Employment Status of Adults (25-34 Years) with Less than High School Education in the US (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown for Full Time Employment, Part Time Employment, Unemployed, and Not in Labor Force
Table 17. Employment Status of Adults (25-34 Years) with High School Diploma or Equivalent in the US (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown for Full Time Employment, Part Time Employment, Unemployed, and Not in Labor Force
Table 18. Employment Status of Adults (25-34 Years) with Some College Education in the US (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown for Full Time Employment, Part Time Employment, Unemployed, and Not in Labor Force
Table 19. Employment Status of Adults (25-34 Years) with Associate’s degree in the US (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown for Full Time Employment, Part Time Employment, Unemployed, and Not in Labor Force
Table 20. Employment Status of Adults (25-34 Years) with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in the US (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown for Full Time Employment, Part Time Employment, Unemployed, and Not in Labor Force
Table 21. Employment Status of Adults (25-34 Years) in the US (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Ethnic Race

Lack of GED Credential
Higher Education for Adults

Table 22. Number of Students Enrolled in Higher Educational Institutions in the US (In Million)

Demand Rises for Higher Education among Adults
Higher Education Faces Budgetary Cuts
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Impact of Budget Cuts on States Education Sector
Online Higher Education Market
Declining Government Support: A Huge Setback
Vocational Training Sector
Growth of the Sector
Commercial Educational Institutions
Present Scenario
Online Medium in Adult Education Sector
Players in Alternative Adult Education Sector

2.CANADA

Participation in Adult Education and Training Programs

Table 23. Educational Attainment of Adults (25+) in Canada (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Population by Education Level
Table 24. Working Age Population in Canada (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Level of Educational Qualifications

Apprentice Training System
Apprenticeship Registrations

Table 25. Apprenticeship Registrations in Canada (2008-2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Age Group
Table 26. Number of Certificates Granted to Registered Apprentices and Trade Qualifiers in Canada (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Trade Group
Table 27. Number of Registered Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Trade Group
Table 28. Registered Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Province/Territory
Table 29. Registered Apprenticeship Training in Canadian Provinces/Territories (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown by Gender

3.JAPAN

Introduction
Overview of Adult Education
Channels for Adult Education
Adult Education through School Education
Adult Education through Social Education

4.EUROPE

Introduction
Market Specific Definitions
Funding for Formal Adult Education Programs
Lifelong Learning & Knowledge-Based Economy

Table 30. % of Adults with ISCED 3 (Upper Secondary) Education Level in Europe (2009)
Table 31. ISCED Level 3 (General and Vocational Orientation) and ISCED Level 4 (Vocational Orientation) Students as % of all Students in European Countries

Tertiary Education

Table 32. Proportion of Population (30-34 Years) with Tertiary Level Education in Select European Countries (2010)

Low Skills – A Cause of Concern

Table 33. % of Individuals with Low Skills in Select European Countries (2010)

Participation in Adult Learning Initiatives

Table 34. EU Lifelong Learning Market (2010): % of People in the 25-64 Years Age Group Participating in Education and Training Programs

The Lifelong Learning Programme
Political Responsibility
Role of Legislations
Importance of General Education
Key Growth Drivers
Ageing Population
Growing Immigrant Population
Social Inclusion: Participation Trends
Reasons for Non-Participation
Learning Trends in Adults
Successful Adult Education and Social Inclusion Programs
Grundtvig Projects
Learndirect Initiative
ESF EQUAL Initiative
Parent’s Learning Programs
Integrated Programs
Adult Education Initiative
Apprenticeship Programs

Table 35. % of Apprentices in Firms & Apprentice Labor Cost as % of Employee Labor Cost in Select European Countries

4A.AUSTRIA

Continuing Education and Training in Austria

Table 36. Age Structure of Austrian Population

4B.CZECH REPUBLIC

Adult Education in Czech Republic

4C.DENMARK

Overview
Non-Formal Adult Education

4D.FRANCE

Increased Participation of Adults in Lifelong Learning

Table 37. Lifelong Learning in France (2005 & 2008): Proportion of Adults Participating in Education and Training Programs
Table 38. Educational Attainment of Adults (25+) in France (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Population by Education Level

Rising Significance of Vocational Orientation

4E.GERMANY

Continuing Education in Germany

Table 39. Educational Attainment of Adults (25+) in Germany (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Population by Education Level

4F.NORWAY

Barriers to Participation
Non-Formal Education

Table 40. Adult Education in Norway (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Participants by Age Group, and Select Course Type
Table 41. Adult Education in Norway (2008): Number of Participants in Select Course Types by Gender
Table 42. Adult Education in Norway: Number of Courses, and Participants for the Years 2000 through 2008
Table 43. Adult Education in Norway: Number of Participants by Different Age Groups for the Years 2000 through 2008
Table 44. Adult Education in Norway (2008): Number of Courses and Participants by Gender and by Province
Table 45. Adult Education in Norway (2008): Number of Participants by Age Group and by Province
Table 46. Adult Education in Norway (2008): Prominent Education Organizations by Number of Participants, and Courses

Immigrant Training

4G.POLAND

4H.PORTUGAL

Recession Enhances Need for Education & Training
Focus on Adult Education & Training

4I.THE UNITED KINGDOM

Overview

Table 47. UK Adult Learning Participation by Age Group (2010)

Factors Influencing Adult Learning Participation Levels
Shifting Demographic Pattern
Resistance to Learning from Adult Workers
Upgrading Workforce Skills
Eliminating Age-Related Discrimination
Work-Related Training

Table 48. Workforce Training by Sector (2011)

Rise in Apprenticeships
Adult Education Funding Scenario

Table 49. Expenditure on Adult Learning Initiatives by Investor (2007-08)

Transformation Funds
BIS Proposes to Scrap Funding for Adult Education

5.ASIA-PACIFIC

5A.AUSTRALIA

Overview
Bridging the Skill Gap: The Prime Driver
Age
Inadequate Schooling

Table 50. Literacy Scenario in Australia: Approximate Growth of Students with Adequate Prose Skills for Each School Year Completed

Mother Tongue Influence
Labor Market

Table 51. Educational Attainment of Adults (25+) in Australia (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Population by Education Level
Table 52. Individuals (15-64 Years) Enrolled in Course of Study in Australia (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Enrollments for Higher Education Institutes, School, Technical and Further Education Institutes, and Others
Table 53. Individuals (15-64 Years) Enrolled in Formal/ Non-Formal Learning Programs in Australia (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Gender and State/Territory
Table 54. Individuals (15-64 Years) Enrolled in Formal/ Non-Formal Learning Programs in Australia (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Age Group
Table 55. Individuals (15-64 Years) Enrolled in Non-School Qualification in Australia (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Enrollments by Type of Qualification

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Table 56. VET Participation Rate (%) among 15-64 Years Individuals in Australia (2009)

5B.CHINA

Impact of Recession
Online Medium Dominates Adult Education
Non-Formal Education
National Strategic Plan (NSP)
Composition of NSP
Sunshine Program
Growing Significance of Lifelong Learning
Vocational Education and Training in China
Shanghai – Vast Opportunities for Continuing Education

5C.INDIA

Introduction
Important Measures Undertaken by Indian Government to Eradicate Illiteracy (from 1951 to 1982)
National Literacy Mission: Boon for Young Adults
Growth of Literacy Rates

Table 57. Literacy Scenario in India: Percentage Growth of Literacy Rate by Gender for the Census Recorded Years 1951 through 2006

Vocational Training in India
Higher Education & Labor Market

Table 58. Indian Current and Future Analysis for Higher Education Market by Segment - Private Educational Institutes, Vocational Training Institutes, Tuitions, and Test Preparations Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Billion for the Years 2010 through 2015
Table 59. Educational Qualifications of Indian Population

5D.KOREA

Education Sector – Unaffected by Adverse Economic Conditions
Adult Education - Overview
Corporate e-Learning Market gains Traction

5E.THAILAND

Lifelong Learning in Thailand
Community Learning Centres
Lifelong Learning Benefits from Cooperation between Formal & Non-Formal Education
Role of Lifelong Learning in Non- Education Sectors
Relevance of Lifelong Learning in Business Sector
Mass Media and Lifelong Learning

5F.VIETNAM

6.SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Illiteracy: The Prime Driver

Table 60. Literacy Rates of Female, Male and Total Population in Sub-Saharan Countries (2009)

6A.SOUTH AFRICA

Adult Education on the Rise

Table 61. Educational Attainment of Adults (25+) in South Africa (2008): Percentage Share Breakdown of Population by Education Level

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