ERIC Number: ED193470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-10
Adult Education State Plan Development: Approaches to Participatory Planning in Selected States.
Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
This report describes the major approaches to participatory planning used by seven states in responding to the requirement for a three-year Adult Education State Plan of the 1978 Amendments to the Adult Education Act. (Information was collected during two visits per state to California, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and New Mexico to document and assess their planning processes.) The first chapter is an introduction. Chapter 2 describes the four major approaches or models adopted by the states in developing their three-year state plans, ranging from a high degree of local involvement in establishing program needs through a regional level approach to exclusively state level development. The various approaches are (1) state adult education staff with minimal input (California, Delaware, New Mexico), (2) statewide participatory planning groups (Mississippi, Louisiana), (3) regional planning groups (Kansas), and (4) local (county) participatory planning groups (New Jersey). A summary and conclusions are presented in Chapter 3. (YLB)
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