ERIC Number: ED235390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing the State Role in Lifelong Learning: A Summary Report of a Project.
Cross, K. Patricia; Hilton, William J.
The Lifelong Learning Project was a 3-year effort launched in March 1980 to assist educational leaders in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, New York, and Ohio in their planning and coordination of adult learning services. These six states undertook a variety of project activities aimed at establishing and maintaining a participatory planning mechanism for gathering information and building consensus among the public and private agencies and institutions within each state. That mechanism was then used to formulate policy recommendations on key aspects of the adult learning scene. An analysis of the planning processes in the states focused on the state's goals, procedures for involvement of people, and the three general types of studies that were part of every state project--studies that grew out of a need for information to accomplish project goals, studies that laid groundwork or established a data base, and special studies that explored some facet of adult education. Pilot state accomplishments were documented in three areas: response to key policy issues, new structures for lifelong learning initiatives, and development of a variety of tangible products. (Appendixes include a Quick Reference Guide to Pilot State Experiences under the Project and an Annotated Bibliography of Project Publications.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Government Role, Lifelong Learning, State Action, State Government, Statewide Planning
Publications Dept., Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Education Improvement Center.
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Illinois; Kansas; New York; Ohio