ERIC Number: ED023054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-27
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education--Meeting the Challenge of the 1970's. First Annual Report of the National Advisory Committee on Adult Basic Education to the President of the United States and Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Recommendations and supporting information for the Federal Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program through the fiscal year 1972 include increasing appropriations and enrollment each year from 1970-72 to focus on civic participation, jobs, home, and family life; study to develop a 10-year national plan to coordinate all Federal ABE programs; strengthening the National Advisory Committee on ABE to play a leadership role; training programs for ABE personnel; special research projects; and the extension of the ABE Program beyond eighth grade level. As a result of the ABE Program from 1965-68, some students left welfare rolls, obtained jobs, and received raises and promotions; many enrolled in vocational training and high school programs, while others passed high school equivalency tests. Changes in attitudes and behavior of these people show efforts to break out of poverty. Efforts at training people to meet the shortage of ABE teaching manpower include use of institutes, state agencies, and local education facilities. A major problem of the ABE program is the dropout rate (19% in 1966). A list of 10 Federal agencies having ABE programs, a summary of nationwide data on ABE students, a table of state funds and enrollments, and various other presentations of pertinent information are included. (jf)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Adult Basic Education Program; Adult Education Act 1966