ERIC Number: ED260251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-25
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational and Adult Education: Major Regulation Issues.
Worthington, Robert M.
Federal regulations for the Adult Education Act and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act were revised in 1985. The following are the major changes to the Adult Education Act regulations: (1) the definition of "adult" was changed to permit services to persons under the age of 16 in some cases; (2) the definition of "expansion" has been modified to include "efforts" to increase enrollments, rather than just "results"; (3) the Act permits the Department of Education to collect demographic and statistical information as simply as possible; (4) the regulations governing state advisory councils are much less prescriptive; (5) expenditures for administration are not limited by a percentage; (6) for-profit agencies can apply for funds; (7) all applications for funding are to be reviewed; and (8) multi-year rather than annual projects are now allowed. The following are some of the issues being discussed concerning the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act: (1) the need to make vocational education programs accessible to all persons, and the need to improve the quality of vocational education programs in order to improve productivity and promote economic growth; (2) the problem of excess cost regulations, which reduce the amount spent on special populations; (3) an inequitable ratio for funding programs for persons with limited English proficiency; and (4) vague provisions. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Vocational Education, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984