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ERIC Number: ED453381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Opening Doors: Expanding Educational Opportunities for Low-Income Workers.
Golonka, Susan; Matus-Grossman, Lisa
This report is a summary of discussions at a roundtable meeting conducted in April 2000 by the National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices and Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation to discuss expanding postsecondary opportunities for low-income, working parents and welfare recipients. Section I offers background. Sections II-IX describe options for eliminating and expanding opportunities for these populations to participate and succeed in postsecondary education by doing the following: (1) using Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) flexibility and resources to support participation in postsecondary education; (2) developing effective organizational structures and partnerships to improve service delivery; (3) redesigning programs and curricula to meet the needs of working individuals; (4) improving financial aid options; (5) increasing motivation for low-income individuals to attend postsecondary programs; (6) providing support and incentives to help individuals succeed in postsecondary education; (7) involving employers in designing training programs and promoting career advancement; and (8) pursuing strategies to affect institutional or systemic change. Appendixes include descriptions of six additional sources of funding and a list of the roundtable participants. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Best Practices.; Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families