ERIC Number: ED367845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Florida's Adult Education Programs: Challenges and Accomplishments. A Report for Fiscal Year 1991 [and] Fiscal Year 1992.
Gardner, Daniel L.
These two reports outline accomplishments and challenges faced by Florida's AE program in FY91 and FY92 in the following areas: adult literacy, social participation, career development, special needs of the AE program's diverse identified target groups, high school completion, General Educational Development, workplace literacy, networking, employment status, program locations, diverse service providers, availability of classes, and high-quality instruction. The accomplishments and challenges may be described as follows: (1) the specific needs of Florida's adult education (AE) program stem from its population growth, lower-than-desired educational attainment among many Florida adults, immigration, economic development, and social change; (2) during both fiscal years 1991 and 1992, Florida's AE programs targeted adults in one or more of the following categories--illiterate, undereducated, institutionalized/incarcerated, homeless, handicapped, minority group members, limited English proficient, and older; (3) AE programs also served adults in the workplace, at-risk youth over the age of 16 years, and parents/families needing literacy education; and (4) the following types of agencies provided AE services to 436,766 and 436,870 adults in FY91 and FY92, respectively--school districts, community colleges, the Miccosukee and Seminole Indian tribes, the Correctional Education School Authority, community-based agencies, libraries, and universities. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Annual Reports, At Risk Persons, Career Development, Citizen Participation, Correctional Education, Cultural Pluralism, Disabilities, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Employment Level, Financial Support, High School Equivalency Programs, Institutionalized Persons, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.
Note: For an earlier report, see ED 339 878.