ERIC Number: ED453381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Employed Parents, Employers, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Incentives, Labor Force Development, Low Income Groups, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Student Financial Aid, Student Motivation, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Recipients
For full text: http://www.mdrc.org/Reports2001/OpeningDoors/ngafinal.htm. For full text: http://www.mdrc.org/Reports2001/OpeningDoors/ngafinal.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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