ERIC Number: ED362729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of State Adult Education Directors Forum (Washington, D.C., February 18-19, 1993).
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
The directors of adult education from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories met to discuss implementation of the National Literacy Act and Adult Education Act (AEA) and to begin the process of developing recommendations regarding reauthorization of AEA in 1995. The forum discussions centered around the following aspects of implementation: (1) administrative requirements (state planning processes, the definition of literacy, state literacy resource centers, state advisory councils, and coordination requirements); (2) program funding (direct and equitable access and the 5% administrative cap); (3) program quality (measures and standards for program quality indicators); and (4) set-asides and special projects (Section 353 funds, institutionalized/correctional education, and gateway grants). Recommendations were formulated regarding these and other issues identified during telephone interview with state directors conducted before the forum and during the course of the forum. The increasing role of technology, the need for coordinated community service centers, and the increased recognition of and funding for lifelong learning were among long-term issues identified as important for the beginning of the 21st century. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrators, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Change Strategies, Conferences, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Policy Formation, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Policy, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adult Education Act; National Literacy Act 1991