ERIC Number: ED357184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education and Literacy. Annual Report. Fiscal Year 1991.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This annual report concerning adult education and literacy in Illinois during Fiscal Year 1991 first defines the purpose of adult education, which is to provide adults having less than a high school education with continuing opportunities to function more effectively in society. A section on administration considers state, federal, public assistance, and local roles. The Immigration Reform and Control Act is considered in terms of the State Legalization Impact Assistance Grant (SLIAG) designed to help the states with the costly process of legalizing millions of undocumented individuals through enabling new immigrants to meet the basic literacy requirements needed for permanent status. Illinois' comprehensive SLIAG adult education program is highlighted in this section. Other sections discuss available curricula, purpose of Area Planning Councils, and interagency cooperation. Narrative, figures, and tables provide a profile of participants. Focuses of other sections include the following: General Educational Development Testing Program and outcomes; funding from federal adult education funds, public assistance funds, and state funds; auxiliary services, including staff development, child care, special projects, transportation, literacy project initiatives, and information, referral, and retention. The program approval process is described, and results showing the impact of Illinois' adult education program are set forth. A chart on cost effectiveness of adult education show the number of persons affected, income earned, and savings to state for categories of adult education learners. Issues are summarized, and these recommendations made: identification of indicators of program quality, expansion of services to educationally disadvantaged, expansion of family literacy projects, expansion of cooperation and coordination in areas of student assessment and employability planning, and improved data collection. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Literacy Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Government, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Undocumented Immigrants, Welfare Recipients
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois