ERIC Number: ED193469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-17
Reference Count: N/A
Difficulties Encountered and Potential for Technical Assistance in Developing Three-Year State Plans in Adult Education.
Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
This report focuses on the areas of difficulty encountered by states in developing their three-year Adult Education State Plan required by the Adult Education legislation of 1978. It highlights those areas when technical assistance from the United States Office of Education is warranted. Findings and recommendations are based on the Division of Adult Education's (DAE) interviews with adult education state and local staff and observations of the critical processes and events which transpired during the planning process in a nationally representative sample of seven states: California, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and New Mexico. The first chapter is an introduction. Chapter 2 describes five types of technical assistance provided to the states through DAE: (1) model for participating in developing and carrying out adult education state plans, (2) regional meetings, (3) state plan development specialist, (4) draft regulations, and (5) national conference. Chapter 3 discusses difficulties encountered in planning as a result of the new legislation, including participatory planning, needs assessment, services expansion, interagency cooperation and collaboration, and local education agency (LEA) vs. non-LEA grants. The final chapter presents seven recommendations formulated by the DAE as a result of observations and discussions regarding the state plan development process. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Agency Cooperation, Consultants, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Grants, Long Range Planning, Master Plans, Models, Needs Assessment, Participation, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Statewide Planning, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Evaluation and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: California; Delaware; Kansas; Louisiana; Mississippi; New Jersey; New Mexico