ERIC Number: ED068799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Financial Assistance For Adult Education Programs--Adult Basic Education, Federal Register.
Scholes, Gene W.; And Others
Stated goals and intent of Adult Education Act of 1966 and its amendment, progress toward those goals in terms of target population are examined. Ways of reaching target population, and consequences of suggested changes in adult clientele and of influence of Congressional appropriations or funding levels on meeting of those goals are considered. Conclusions are: intent of Adult Education Act of 1966 is to eliminate poverty; unreached are prime target population of young, unemployed, elementary-level males; present easily-reached and served population has goal of secondary completion; alternate delivery systems exist which do reach and teach prime target population; present methods of evaluation defeat purpose of legislation; present funding levels eliminate service to elementary-level students because of added expense of service to lower levels and punitive results of evaluation of that service. (Author/NF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.
Note: Reprint of Part 166