ERIC Number: ED339878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Florida's Adult Education Programs. Challenges and Accomplishments.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.
Florida supported a wide range of educational activities for adults through an extensive network of public and private agencies during fiscal year 1989-90. In 1990, 419,429 adults participated in adult education programs. Adult educational programs assisted adults in completing requirements for U.S. citizenship and getting off welfare. A total of 9,966 adults obtained employment; 5,424 improved their employment. Just over 60 percent of the adult students served were minorities. Over 3,000 adults earned high school diplomas by completing coursework in adult high school classes; 32,722 adults earned a State of Florida High School Diploma (GED). Adult education programs provided a means for retrieving high school dropouts and engaging them in formal studies. The programs also provided alternative settings, a means of promoting family literacy, and direct services to teen parents. A total of 112,850 limited English proficient, 19,530 handicapped, 49,763 incarcerated, 10,759 institutionalized, and 1,947 homeless adults participated in adult education programs. The model noninstructional adult literacy centers established 39 formal agreements with local adult education programs and employers for delivery of workplace literacy programs. Twenty-two special experimental demonstration and teacher training projects were funded. Volunteer organizations were assisted in providing adult education services. Six state agencies developed and implemented plans to reduce adult illiteracy. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship Education, Correctional Education, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Employment, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates, Homeless People, Institutionalized Persons, Job Training, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, State Agencies, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.