ERIC Number: ED226235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
1981 Annual Report to the President of the United States.
National Advisory Council on Adult Education, Washington, DC.
Seventeen hearings on the reauthorization of the Adult Education Act were conducted throughout the country by the National Council on Adult Education during fiscal year 1981, according to the Council's annual report. From testimony gathered from adult educators, other human service professionals, clients, elected officials, appointed administrators, and the general public, the council perceived that persons were basically satisfied with the program of adult education, with some revisions needed. Testimony related to how adult learning affected the individuals as workers, as persons, and as citizens and to how it benefited society through self-fulfillment of individuals, enhancement of the quality of life, and promotion of economic strength through preparation for technological training. Witnesses also indicated that the federal government was more than getting its money worth from the programs. The information gathered in these hearings about the Adult Education Act will be analyzed by the council during the next year. (The annual report also contains information on the council members, meetings, structure, officers, and presidential appointees since 1970; state allotments of funds; state administration; expenditures for 1979; enrollment and characteristics of participants by states; and the test of the Adult Education Act.) (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Adult Education, Washington, DC.