ERIC Number: ED414478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Lasts a Lifetime. Report of the Colorado Business Commission on Adult Learning.
Colorado Office of the Governor, Denver.
A commission of business leaders appointed by the governor of Colorado studied adult basic education (ABE) in the state in order to determine its value to the citizens of the state and to the state's future. Throughout a 6-month period, the commission discussed issues pertaining to the field with private providers, adult learners, and government agency representatives from many fields and areas of the state. Commission members asked questions about the following: coordination of services, funding, educational system attainment of students and parents, economic ramifications, adult undereducation and prison, and education and welfare reform. From this research they arrived at a definition of ABE, outlined four methods of instruction in ABE (ABE, family literacy, work force education, and workplace education), identified 10 values that constitute the system on which the commission built recommendations, and created a vision for adult education ("a demand-side strategy"). The commission made eight recommendations for improving the ABE system and issued a call for action. (Contains 14 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Office of the Governor, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado