ERIC Number: ED263338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Quality Standards for Adult Education Programs.
Towey, Carroll F.; And Others
This guide was developed from a perceived need to improve the procedures and standards used in managing adult education programs funded under the Adult Education Act. Based upon an analysis of materials used in managing adult education programs, the various standards and elements were synthesized into the eight major sections covered in this document. These sections include administration, planning, facilities, instruction, staff development, community involvement and public relations, evaluation, and student services. Criteria used for selection of the standards consisted of (1) appropriateness for adult education and adult basic education programs; (2) concern for the students; (3) reliability; and (4) applicability to all segments of the population including residents of rural areas, residents of urban areas with a high rate of unemployment, adults with limited English language skills, and institutionalized adults. The standards are set up in a checklist format to facilitate evaluation. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Ancillary School Services, Check Lists, Community Involvement, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Guidelines, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Staff Development, Standards, Student Personnel Services
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A presentation based on this document was given at the National Adult Education Conference (Milwaukee, WI, November 1985).