ERIC Number: ED239094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Policy Options Affecting Adult Learning Services in Colorado. Summary Report.
Several categories of problems affecting adult learning services in Colorado require state-level policy intervention for their solution. They include problems that limit adults' access to existing learning services, inadequacies in existing services, deficiencies in statewide planning and coordination of learning services, and financial inequities. Policy options that could be pursued to resolve issues and problems involve clarification of state responsibility, incentives for action, programmatic thrusts, leadership and state agency reorganization, and finance. Surveys of Colorado lay leaders and educators regarding their preferences for policy priorities show that they favor (1) policy provisions that cause state government and educational institutions to share responsibility for adult learning services with local and private groups; (2) funding approaches that provide incentives for schools and colleges to offer educational programs, for business and industry to encourage employee education, and for students to take advantage of educational opportunities; and (3) special attention for certain groups. Policymakers must choose either to develop a long-range plan addressing many policy aims or limit attention to important or feasible aims. The need for policy discussions is evident within and between educational institutions, local communities, and business-industry groups. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Government Role, Incentives, State Government, Statewide Planning, Surveys
Lifelong Learning Project, University of Colorado, 2608 Avocet Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared by the Colorado Lifelong Learning Project.