ERIC Number: ED402428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Annual Reports, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Enrollment, Financial Support, Literacy Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois