ERIC Number: ED414419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Challenges and Accomplishments. Report on Florida's Adult Education Programs. A Report for Fiscal Year 1995.
This report provides an overview of the adult education in Florida, demonstrating the societal as well as individual benefits of adult education. The document highlights findings of two reports:"Results of Florida's Fourth Year Adult Education Program Evaluation" and "Adult Education Annual Performance Report." Findings include the following: (1) according to the 1990 Census, approximately 26 percent of adults in Florida over the age of 18 lack a high school diploma; (2) adult education is needed because of individual achievement, economic development, population growth, and social change; (3) target groups include educationally disadvantaged persons, adults with limited English proficiency, homeless adults, persons with disabilities, minority adults, immigrant adults, at-risk youth, institutionalized adults, and incarcerated adults; (4) literacy education service providers include colleges, school districts, correctional institutions, community-based organizations, employers, and libraries; (5) Florida leads the nation in enrollment of students in adult basic education classes; (6) the most important reason given by adult students for being in adult education was to earn a high school diploma or General Educational Development certificate; (7) teachers and administrators give adult education great support; and (8) improvements are needed in support services of students. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Correctional Education, Educational Needs, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation
Florida Department of Education, Product Distribution, Room 6444, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399 (order no. AE 018).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Applied Tech. and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida