ERIC Number: ED034913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Inventory of Federally Supported Adult Education Programs; Report to the President's National Advisory Committee on Adult Basic Education.
Greenleigh Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Descriptions of the program title, its administering agency, legislative authorization, main purpose, target population, funding, stipends, programs and facilities, administration and coordination, enrollee characteristics, course and teacher characteristics, course outcome, program measurement, and recommendations (if any) for improvement are given for each of 34 Federal programs concerned with adult basic education (ABE). There are also brief descriptions of ABE programs in relation to other training programs in 13 cities and states. A large gap exists between numbers of those who need and those who actually receive ABE. The target population intended by Congress is not clear, and this study indicates that a national ABE policy needs further definition and clarification. Gaps in program coordination also exist. Recommendations include more funds, interagency reporting systems, linkages of ABE programs at all levels, stipends, distribution of funds within states by greatest need, and increased funds for training teachers. (Statistics, summarized in five tables, and descriptions of a few related programs are in the appendixes.) (jf)
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Authoring Institution: Greenleigh Associates, Inc., New York, NY.