ERIC Number: ED355397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns of Promise: State and Local Strategies for Improving Coordination in Adult Education Programs. Final Report.
Alamprese, Judith A.; And Others
State and local program efforts for delivering coordinated services in adult education were investigated. This report presents findings from phase 2 of a two-phase study of federal funding sources and services for adult education. Site visits were made to five states during 1989-1991 to examine the coordination activities that were carried out between the state adult education offices and other state agencies and the state adult education offices' activities in fostering coordination with local adult education programs. For each state selected as a case study site, a local adult education program was selected to examine the coordination activities between the state and local programs and activities undertaken by the local adult education program with other agencies. Findings indicated that the state initiatives represented four types of organizational structures that facilitated the coordination of adult education programs with job training and human services agencies: a new state agency in adult education, a state-level council, a new state grant program, and a multiple-initiative strategy implemented by a state office. An array of organizational, interpersonal communication, and resource identification strategies were used in successful coordination. Strategies applicable to other state and local programs were identified: role of leadership in fostering interagency coordination, provision of technical assistance to support coordination, and role of negotiation. (The 45-page report is followed by the case studies of state and local coordination activities in Georgia, Michigan, Oregon, New York, and California. Contains 17 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: COSMOS Corp., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia; Michigan; New York; Oregon