ERIC Number: ED239074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Administrative Survey of Fiscal Year 1982-83 Adult Basic Education Programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Cica, John T.
An administrative survey of Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs in Pennsylvania during fiscal 1982-83 indicated that, although the level of funding for adult education programs was reduced from 1981-82 and 1982-83, progress was made in increasing the availability of programs throughout the state. However, the rate of enrollees who dropped out of the program before completing 12 hours or before meeting their personal objectives increased. In addition, 290 fewer classes and 2,970 fewer students were served. Demographic characteristics of the students enrolled in 1982-83 were similar to those of students enrolled in the past year. With a 6.6 percent decrease in vocational staff from the previous year, an analysis of job function showed an increase in the proportion of supervisors and decreases in the number of administrators. Despite problems arising from insufficient funding, data from the survey suggest that administrators of the Pennsylvania ABE programs are committed to, and are making progress toward, achieving the goals of the Adult Education State Plan. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Demography, Dropout Rate, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Individual Needs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Holding Power, Services, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Pennsylvania Dept. of Education Resource Center, P.O. Box 911, 333 Market Street, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17108.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Adult Basic Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania