ERIC Number: ED215231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
New York State Goals for Adult Learning Services.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Adult Learning Services Committee.
Eight goals are presented that are intended to provide a framework for the development of adult learning in New York in the next two decades and that are targeted for implementation by the year 2000. Each goal is preceded by background information that also spells out the intent of the goal. Goal 1 formulates the public interest in the various areas of adult learning. Goals 2 and 3 set directions for assuring that learners' needs are met, namely conveniently located learning sites which are an integral part of community life and times for educational activities that accommodate the learners. Goals 4 through 7 provide guidelines for the learning services that will respond to the public interest and meet the learners' needs. These are in regard to (1) encouraging a multiplicity of providers to match diverse needs with appropriate services; (2) providing for adequate information and guidance services to protect the consumer and maximize adult learner awareness of learning opportunities; (3) providing for an enlarged role for consumers in quality control and defining roles of the State, providers of services, and voluntary accrediting and other associations; and (4) providing appropriate assessment procedures for adult learning. Goal 8 and its addendum present the financing arrangements that will enable the other goals to be achieved. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Community Involvement, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Guidance Programs, Information Services, Quality Control, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Adult Learning Services Committee.
Identifiers - Location: New York