ERIC Number: ED099638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Public Policy in Financing Basic Education for Adults: An Investigation of the Cost-Benefit Relationships in Adult Basic Education in Public Schools and Community Colleges. Volume 1, Summary and Recommendations.
Griffith, William S.; And Others
Volume one of the three-volume project report presents the study's two purposes: to document the effects, both intended and unintended, of Federal financing of adult basic education on the delivery systems at the State and community levels for both general adult and adult basic education; and to propose models for coordinating adult education which might optimize the extent and variety of adult education offerings for the public. The study sampled the five States (California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, and Texas) which accounted in 1971 for 31.8 percent of the ABE students and 20.8 percent of the Federal ABE allocations to all 50 States and territories. Salient aspects of the research, major conclusions related to the study's seven hypotheses, an overview of data gathered in 21 local and five State case studies, and a model of the development of local delivery systems for adult education are outlined. Recommendations whose adoption might lead to an improvement in the ratio of benefits to costs in adult education delivery systems are presented under five headings: Federal government, State governments, local governments, universities, and associations of adult educators. (NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Florida; Illinois; Texas