ERIC Number: ED061473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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System for Inter-Agency Coordination in Adult Education.
King, Gordon A.; Regan, Timothy F.
An innovative system to facilitate inter-agency cooperation in 16 federal agencies concerned with adult basic education is provided. The 16 programs chosen for the study were: (1) Work Incentive Program; (2) Concentrated Employment Program; (3) New Careers; (4) The Cuban Refugee Program; (5) Grants for Community Planning, Services and Training for Older Persons; (6) Social Services in Support of Adults with Potential for Self-Support; (7) Vocational Rehabilitation; (8) Vocational and Technical Education; (9) Manpower Development and Training Act; (10) Neighborhood Youth Corps; (11) Operation Mainstream; (12) Job Corps; (13) Programs for Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers; (14) Education and Vocational Training for Federal Prisoners; (15) Adult Basic Education; and (16) Project 100,000. Questionnaires were used in a field survey of twelve local programs that were "typical" of a corresponding federal agency. Findings of the study are: (1) There is at present no clear national policy for ABE; (2) There is at present no universally applicable definition of Adult Basic Education; (3) Target populations for ABE programs are unclear; (4) There is at present only minimal connection between ABE programs; (5) There is at present little research or teacher training in other-than-USOE programs; and (6) There is at present a lack of standard evaluation and statistical reporting procedures in ABE programs. A presidential Advisory Council is seen as the answer to these problems. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Cooperative Education, Correctional Education, Disadvantaged, Educational Legislation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Government, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Migrant Education, National Programs, Older Adults, Questionnaires, Surveys, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
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