ERIC Number: ED443975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Noncredit and Adult Education: Challenges, Opportunities, Changes. Final Report.
California State Board of Education, Sacramento.; California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
This final report of the Joint Board Task Force on Noncredit and Adult Education describes a comprehensive set of 12 recommendations relative to K-12 adult education programs and noncredit programs offered by California community colleges. The report is a collaborative effort of the California State Board of Education and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. The data for the report were gathered through five public meetings throughout the state at which experts in the field testified within the context of these four policy areas: scope of instruction, funding issues, quality and accountability, and collaborative planning. The testimony resulted in more than 200 findings that were prioritized into 12 recommendations that provide policy options for long-term direction and for short-term action to collectively promote quality learning opportunities for student success. The report describes in detail local and state activities required to implement the following 12 recommendations: (1) clarify joint authorization to offer noncredit and adult education; (2) create a formal structure for joint development and implementation of policy for noncredit and adult education; (3) develop strategies for assuring student success; (4) redistribute unused existing resources; (5) encourage districts to make fair share distributions; (6) determine the cost of implementing endorsed changes; (7) equalize reimbursement rates within and between segments; (8) finalize and distribute program standards; (9) develop a coordinated data system; (10) clarify scope of authorized instructional categories; (11) permit reimbursement for work-based education; and (12) establish reciprocity for instructors of noncredit and adult education. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, College Programs, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Immigrants, Noncredit Courses, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.otan.dni.us/webfarm/jbtf/challenges1998.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Board of Education, Sacramento.; California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Identifiers - Location: California