ERIC Number: ED268365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Toward Local Collaborative Networks for Adult Learners. Final Report of the Adult Learner Project.
Gold, Gerard G.
The Adult Learner Project was a two-phase program in which a total of 10 community-level projects received funding to develop collaborative agendas that would meet the learning needs of adults in their respective communities. During the second phase of the project, the following community-level collaborative councils were also given $20,000 each: the Arizona Business-Industry-Education Council, serving the greater Phoenix area; the Career Development Council, serving the tricounty rural-industrial area around Corning and Elmira, New York; the Industry-Education Council of Contra Costa County, serving an area east of San Francisco Bay; San Mateo County Industry Education Council, serving the area surrounding San Francisco International Airport; and the Metropolitan Washington Work-Education Council, serving jurisdictions in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. This time, however, grant recipients concentrated on the following areas: expanding adult learning through employment-based tuition aid programs, meeting learning needs of older and retired workers, and improving linkages between vocational-technical programs and economic development efforts. The projects demonstrated that most communities are rich in resources and opportunities to address adult learner issues and that these resources can be linked and tapped. Although communities tend to profess commitments to adult learner issues and support educational institutions, they tend to undervalue neutral third-party efforts to create institutional linkages. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Community Coordination, Community Organizations, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Information Networks, Linking Agents, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Retirement, School Business Relationship, Student Financial Aid, Tuition Grants
National Institute for Work and Learning, 1200-18th St., N.W., Suite 316, Washington, DC 20036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.