ERIC Number: ED186536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Adult/Vocational Education and the Asian/Pacific Americans.
Soberano, Rawlein G.
The history of adult education in the United States and the participation of Asian/Pacific Americans in adult and vocational education are reviewed in this paper. The development of such programs during the past two centuries is briefly described. Numbers of participating adult learners and some demographic characteristics of these learners are discussed as are characteristics of the non profit agencies and proprietary schools which sponsor adult, vocational and continuing education programs. It is emphasized that opportunities for Asian/Pacific Americans in adult education, both as students and as teachers and administrators, should be expanded in order to make it more responsive to minorities. Increased unity among Asian and Pacific Americans and an augmented role for the National Association of Asian American and Pacific Education (NAAAPE) in adult education are recommended. Appended to the paper are bibliographies on adult and continuing education and information on courses offered in the field, State accrediting agencies, resource personnel (both Asian/Pacific American and other), Federal agencies with responsibilities in adult education, and numbers of Asian/Pacific Americans in adult and vocational programs (by State) and language of instruction in these programs. Also attached are descriptions of four training grants for Asian/Pacific American vocational programs. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pacific Americans
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Asian American and Pacific Education (Washington, DC, April 23-25, 1980). Appendices may be marginally legible due to light, broken print.