ERIC Number: ED235389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
State Policies and Programs in Support of Adult Learning: A Survey of Selected States.
Bing, Linda West
This report identifies state initiatives, policies, and programs in the area of adult learning undertaken in 10 selected states during 1979 and 1980. The methodology used to compute the state data is described. Profiles are then provided for the surveyed states: Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin. Each profile begins with a general description of the state's governance structure and survey respondents' perceptions regarding that structure and its influence on adult education in the state. The feedback on state activities, funding levels, problems/needs and impacts in each of the framework areas of access, efficiency, and quality is summarized. The funding information summarizes as much data as were provided from questionnaires and the analysis of legislation concerning the actual investments for the promotion or provision of adult learning. Each profile ends with a summary of major points. A 10-state review of legislation passed during the 1978-80 legislative sessions concludes the report. The 280 bills are discussed in six categories of legislative action: licensure and oversight of professions, education and training needs of special populations, finance and administration of state postsecondary education institutions, capital expenditures, governance bodies, and other. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, State Action, State Aid, State Government, State Legislation, State Programs
Publications Dept., Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Education Improvement Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 037 141 and CE 037 334-337. Produced as part of the Lifelong Learning Project. Administered in cooperation with the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO).