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How many people are participating in adult education?

Posted on August 28, 2012

We're often asked how many people are involved in adult education. This is a figure which is really difficult to quantify for a number of reasons. Firstly, because of the range of initiatives which now exist, particularly with the onset of the recession. Secondly, because many adults take up learning quite informally, and there is a lack of accurate data on their participation. Finally, there's often a bit of disagreement on what constitutes 'adult education'. For example, if we included the figures on the number of people taking part in Community Employment, or the number of people on Jobsbridge, this figure would be much higher.

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