ERIC Number: ED218457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Texas ABE in the 1980's: Goals and Strategies for the Future. Conference Report (College Station, Texas, January 6-8, 1982).
Conti, Gary J.
A 3-day conference was held to generate the goals for Adult Basic Education (ABE) in Texas for the remainder of the decade, to examine barriers to and bridges for accomplishing these goals, and to propose strategies for implementing these goals. During the conference, 19 participants (including directors, supervisors, teachers, university faculty members, a counselor, and state agency staff) prioritized their desired goals for Texas ABE in the 1980s. These goals included the following: clarifying and promoting the role, scope, and function of ABE; developing and expanding cooperative linkages; initiating additional legislative action for promoting and supporting ABE; establishing permanent funding sources for adult education; and establishing guidelines for the efficient and equitable allocation and distribution of funds. Following an analysis of the barriers to and bridges for accomplishing these goals, conference participants formulated strategies for implementing the goals. Included among these strategies were the following: developing an image statement for ABE, actively involving educators in the lobbying process, placing legislative requests on a personal basis, developing diverse strategies for linking with various groups and considering the ramifications of each linkage on the entire adult education system, and developing goals that are mutually acceptable to target group learners and adult educators. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Basic Education, Change Strategies, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Education.