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ERIC Number: ED402428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Adult Education and Literacy. Annual Report 1995.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
During fiscal year 1995, more than $29 million was spent on adult education and literacy programming in Illinois, with federal, state, and public aid accounting for 36%, 30%, and 34% respectively of all funds. Of those funds, 77% were spent on direct instruction. The 107 adult education/literacy programs offered in Illinois' 4 planning regions in 1995 provided instruction in the following areas: adult basic education; literacy; and adult secondary education (including General Educational Development test preparation, high school credit courses, vocational training for entry-level employment, life-coping skills, parenting skills, citizenship, English as a second language, and classes to prepare public assistance recipients for employment). The state's 105 administrative agencies for the provision of adult education/literacy provided a total of 830,386 units of instruction to 114,230 students (of whom 6% were Asian, 21% were Black, 37% were Hispanic, and 35% were white) at over 600 sites. Recommendations to improve Illinois' adult education/literacy services included the following: work with state-level stakeholders to craft legislation providing a stable, equitable, performance-based base of funding for providers; foster partnerships to develop technology resources, training/professional development, delivery strategies, and evaluation activities; and make education professionals and policymakers an integral part of strategic planning/implementation efforts. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois