ERIC Number: ED430077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Summary of State Program Operations for Area I States. July 1, 1998-June 30, 1999.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
This document summarizes program operations in adult education and literacy in 14 U.S. states and territories: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Virgin Islands. Special attention is paid to efforts in six areas: standards and accountability, professional development, technology, adults with learning disabilities, linkages with work force development and welfare reform, and curriculum development in new content areas. Among the projects and activities highlighted are the following: development of a data management system capable of longitudinal tracking of individuals from English-as-a-second-language courses through high school completion; use of the Indicators of Program Quality as a framework for adult basic education (ABE) evaluation and improvement; development of ongoing inservice support for teacher training and integration of technology-based teacher education with job preparation; expansion of teacher inquiry/action research; development of a computer literacy unit of credit in adult high schools; technology-based professional development for literacy staff; development of a learning differences staff development module for adult educators and volunteer tutors; an adult multiple intelligence research project; efforts to improve coordination of ABE and work force development; and development of school-to-career development demonstration sites. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Innovation, Labor Force Development, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Professional Development, Program Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Welfare Reform
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.