ERIC Number: ED227333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Administrative Survey of Fiscal Year 1981-82 Adult Basic Education Programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Cica, John T.; Bellew, Carol A.
An annual administrative survey was conducted to obtain a statistical and descriptive profile of Pennsylvania Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs, staff, and students for fiscal year 1981-82. Questionnaires concerning program operation and staff were sent to and returned by administrators from all 25 ABE programs in the state. Data from the questionnaires revealed that although funding for ABE programs in Pennsylvania has not changed during the last 3 years, the statewide program has continued to progress. The number of staff members increased in 1981-82, mainly due to the increase of volunteer tutors, and the number of programs and students decreased in comparison to 1980-81. The student population continues to be predominantly young, single, and nearly half male and half female. The retention rate increased for all entry levels except beginning students. In addition, nearly 690 staff members attended regional workshops sponsored by the state and almost 370 participated in the annual Midwinter Conference on Adult Education. (Appended to this report are the data collection forms, the statistical section of the state's ABE federal report, ABE program information by county, and a list of the 40 projects funded in 1981-82 under Section 310 of the Adult Education Act.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Annual Reports, Financial Support, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning, Research, Evaluation and Dissemination.
Identifiers: Adult Education Act 1978; Pennsylvania; 310 Project
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