ERIC Number: ED177358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
National Advisory Council on Adult Education. A Report to the President of the United States. New Legislation and a New Plan.
National Advisory Council on Adult Education, Washington, DC.
This annual report of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education (NACAE) focuses on both general statistics and change in the federal involvement in adult education since 1965 in light of the new 1978 legislation. It is intended to provide insight and facts for the Executive Branch and the Congress and also to serve as a reference for the adult education community. The first three sections contain (1) basic facts about adult basic learning such as number of participants, rationale for programs, and geographic distribution and results of programs; (2) a description of response to Congress's direction to expand the delivery system for adult education within the states to incorporate a variety of interests and organizations; and (3) a review of the Council's involvement in drafting the new legislation's regulations. The mandate of NACAE is outlined listing several methods of involvement: annual reporting to the President, advice on policy matters and regulations, testifying before Congress, critiquing administration and effectiveness of programs, establishing a communications system, eliciting citizen involvement, developing policy recommendations for other adult programs, reviewing research needs, and disseminating findings. Committee structure and activities are listed along with a record of on-site visitations made. Minutes from meetings of the Council and a summary of the project on Urban Programs held in Chicago are given along with a case history of the Council's response to the President's "National Urban Policy." Appendixes include the Adult Education Act with 1978 amendments, lists of Council members and officers, and state allotments (1965-1980). (FP)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Annual Reports, Delivery Systems, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Policy Formation, Program Effectiveness, State Programs, Urban Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 052-003-00702-9)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Adult Education, Washington, DC.