ERIC Number: ED236315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Kansas Goals for Adult Learning.
Kansas State Board of Regents, Topeka.
A project entitled Enhancing the State Role in Lifelong Learning was undertaken in Kansas to enhance state-level planning and the development of policies in support of adult education. Because Kansas is one of six pilot project states participating in the Education Commission of the States (ECS) Lifelong Learning Project, a two-year data collection effort was made to bring together organizations and individuals involved in adult and continuing education, to collect background information concerning lifelong learning needs in the state, to assess benefits to the state because of the development of adult learning opportunities, and to develop an inventory or assessment of adult learning resources currently available in Kansas. After the completion of these activities, a 32-member advisory committee participated in a futures intervention workshop designed to facilitate the formulation of adult learning goals for Kansas. The eight goals developed concerned the following areas: access, learning opportunities, participation, providers, adult learning approaches, delivery mechanisms, coordination, and planning and programming. Included among the strategies developed for implementing these goals were development of a legislative resolution commending and promoting adult learning in Kansas, organization of a statewide task force to address issues raised during the project, and development of a regional pilot program involving providers as well as the public and private sectors. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Advisory Committees, Continuing Education, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Participation, Pilot Projects, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Implementation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Regents, Topeka.