ERIC Number: ED176046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-21
Reference Count: N/A
Statement by Robert J. Kingston, President of the College Board, before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, June 21, 1979.
Kingston, Robert J.
The federal government should exercise leadership in helping concentrate national resources on programs that would make lifelong learning opportunities more widely available to all segments of the population. There is a need to concentrate thought and funding upon (1) the development of services through which adults can assess their genuine educational needs; (2) the development of programs designed to meet those needs specifically; and (3) the coordination of the various resources that can make all such programs truly accessible. One principal objective of the federal role in lifelong learning should be the promotion of access to education by disadvantaged adults. We should be looking for innovative instruments to assess the educational needs of disadvantaged adults, viable counseling mechanisms, and exemplary programs to set the style for lifelong learning among these. Another objective of federal policy in lifelong learning should be to recognize and encourage the active participation and investment of other sectors, particularly the states and private employers. Institutional resources and programs of lifelong learning should be analyzed and coordinated so that new networks and new economies may be effected as new clienteles are afforded access to the learning society. (JH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title I