ERIC Number: ED425341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Learn to Earn: Issues Raised by Welfare Reform for Adult Education, Training and Work. Literacy Leader Fellowship Program Reports, Volume III, Number 3, Part B.
Passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), which includes the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant program, has caused dramatic changes in welfare reform. PRWORA emphasizes a Work First approach to welfare reform; to receive full TANF funding, states must meet the minimum required work participation rate. Welfare recipients are encouraged to engage in job search and seek work first instead of attending an adult education or training program, but adult education and training can be provided to welfare recipients under the Department of Labor's Welfare-to-Work Program. Delivery systems that integrate different services are a comprehensive delivery system by which one entity provides the majority of services and a network system in which an agency specializes in providing one or several program components but collaborates with other agencies and programs to delivers. Potential strategies to create effective new adult education programs integrated with job/vocational training, job preparation, work activities, and work are as follows: the preemployment services model, the pre- and post-employment services model, contextualized learning, community service programs, family literacy programs, and employer-developed programs. (Appendixes include information on the effectiveness of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program, possible components of integrated programming, and 50-item bibliography.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Agency Role, Economically Disadvantaged, Integrated Services, Job Training, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness, Role of Education, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Note: For other reports, see ED 400 426, ED 402 444, and CE 077 717-721.