ERIC Number: ED306440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar-26
Reference Count: N/A
Reauthorization of Expiring Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Programs. Volume 5. Adult Education. Hearing on H.R. 5, before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
These statements, letters, and supplemental materials were provided by: (1) Janet Jones Ballard, Assault on Literacy Program; (2) Representative Jim Cooper, Tennessee; (3) Mitch Snyder, Center for Creative Non-Violence; (4) Garrett Murphy, Division of Adult and Continuing Education Programs, New York; (5) W. Wilson Goode, mayor of Philadelphia; and (6) Nicholas M. Nikitas, National Advisory Council on Adult Education. Most of the testimony focused on the problem of illiteracy. Also included are the findings of a mail survey conducted by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. The survey's sample was 46 members of the association representing programs funded by the Adult Education Act. The response rate was 52 percent. The survey sought data on four reauthorization issues, with the following results: (1) as to whether the attainment of competencies should be included as a purpose of the act, 83 percent said yes; (2) as to whether the act should change the percentage of matching funds required from state or local programs, 40 percent said the match should be increased to 25 percent, 34 percent said it should not be changed, and 26 said it should become a 50 percent match; (3) as to whether the states should be required to fund only unique programs, the respondents were evenly divided; and (4) as to whether the act should require the conduct of periodic measurements of performance levels, 81 percent said yes and 68 percent said the act's funding formulas should be based on those performance levels. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Federal Legislation, Functional Literacy, Functional Reading, Literacy Education
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adult Education Act