Factors Influencing Participation In Adult Education Programmes In Embu District
Globalization and a continuous advancement in technology have necessitated a need for employees or any person with his or her own business to be trained and re-trained. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence learner participation in the Adult Education Programmes offered in Kenya. These include factors such as living standards, career development, acceptance / recognition by the society and curiosity to know how to read and write. This paper concluded that, living standards, career development, acceptance / recognition by the society and curiosity to know how to read and write all influence participation in Adult Education programs. However, career development and living standards were the main factors influencing participation in AEP .The study used a self administered questionnaire and interview, which was distributed purposefully and some randomly to 51 participants. The responses were measured by using descriptive statistics, and results were presented in frequency tables, bar graphs and pie charts.