ERIC Number: ED110732
Record Type: RIE
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The Adult Basic Education Program: 1971-72 Regular and 1972 Summer School Terms. Consolidated Program Information Report.
Anderson, Stephen M.
An estimated 820,000 adults were enrolled in Federally-funded adult basic education projects during the 1971-72 school term. A total of $36.7 million was expended in projects operated during the 1971-72 school term and the 1972 summer school term. Expenditures were primarily for direct educative services and supporting services. Direct educative services accounted for an estimated $25.9 million (70.5 percent). Of that total, $13.6 million was expended on English language arts, reading, and social sciences; $4.1 million for natural sciences and mathematics; $3.8 million on vocational training; and $4.4 million on other services including textbooks, cultural activities and studies, and special curricula for the handicapped. Supporting services accounted for $10.3 million (28.1 percent) of the total Federal expenditure. Approximately $4.5 million of that was spent for administration and information dissemination. A total of $203,000 was spent on program development. Expenditures for other services including testing, psychological and guidance services, library resources, and audiovisual materials, amounted to $5.0 million. Together, direct educative services and supporting services accounted for 98.6 percent of all money expended. Other services, including maintenance and operation of plant, fixed charges, ancillary services, and capital outlay, accounted for $516,000 (1.4 percent). (Author/PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.