ERIC Number: ED185233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Lifelong Learning: State Policies and State/Federal Relationships, Priorities, Issues and Alternatives. A Background Paper Submitted to the Lifelong Learning Project of the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Report No. 113.
Jonsen, Richard W.
This paper reports a study to determine national policy needs with respect to lifelong learning by focusing on state-level policy development, including the implications of federal policy; the arrangements for planning, coordination, and financing at the state level; the patterns created and the issues raised by these arrangements; and the alternatives for federal policy as it bears upon state activities. Section III (sections I and II are summary and introduction) reviews the federal programs in relation to their impact on states' programs. In reviewing state practices, section IV briefly notes patterns of learning opportunities supported by state appropriations. Section V describes effects on organizational patterns of existing arrangements at the state and federal levels for the support of adult learning opportunities. Coordination, an important consequence, is discussed in section VI, and section VII provides a brief review of possible planning functions. Section VIII attempts to delineate the state issues that arise from the activities, policies, and arrangements discussed in previous sections. Section IV describes alternatives for future federal action in the promoting of lifelong learning. Concluding remarks emphasize the need for investigation, reflection, and participation to bring about effective decision making in developing federal lifelong learning policies. (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.