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ERIC Number: ED163180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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Additional and Realistic Dimensions for Adult Basic Education - ABE for Real?
Patten, W. George
Adult basic education (ABE) programs are not adequate to prepare the unemployed and undereducated to gain entry into the labor market and conceivably higher education. Some indications of the scope of the problem can be seen in a recent Division of Adult Education, U.S. Office of Education, report which indicated that more than fifty-one million adults do not have a high school diploma. We need more realistic remedial and vocational training programs for adults. We need comprehensive programs funded and supported by federal and state government. Many have suggested remedies for various weaknesses in the ABE approach. The following suggestions are offered to provide a more comprehensive training program than ABE affords for adults who need basic training for gainful employment: (1) establish community based training centers, (2) include a variety of occupational-vocational training programs, (3) provide job development, counseling, and placement services, (4) establish day care centers, and (5) initiate programs with definite goals and objectives. These suggestions point out the need for substantial federal allocations and a revision of the state approach to program sponsoring. (CSS)
Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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Identifiers: United States