ERIC Number: ED480370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Blueprint for Preparing America's Future. The Adult Basic and Literacy Education Act of 2003: Summary of Major Provisions.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
In preparation for reauthorization of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), the Bush administration outlined its vision for adult basic and literacy education. Key principles of that vision are as follows: (1) creating accountability for results; (2) funding that works; (3) expanding options and choices for students; and (4) reducing bureaucracy and increasing flexibility. The first area of focus of the Bush administration's vision is on the following improvement strategies: (1) hold local programs and state agencies accountable for student achievement; (2) require state-developed or state-adopted content standards and aligned assessments; (3) focus on what works by promoting local use of research-based practice; (4) provide increased options for basic skills acquisition; (5) expand appropriate technology options; (6) promote collaboration and resource sharing across agencies serving undereducated adults; and (7) coordinate service delivery through the One-Stop Career Center system. The second area of focus of the Bush administration's vision for the AEFLA is national leadership activities in the following areas: demonstration of cross-agency planning; technical assistance; evaluation and assessment; national needs assessment; and rigorous research. The third area of focus of the administration's vision is the National Institute for Literacy and its efforts to improve reading across the lifespan, math and English acquisition for adults, and technical assistance and training. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Cooperative Planning, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Literacy Education, National Programs, Program Administration, Public Policy, School Districts, State Standards, Technology Uses in Education
For full text (MS Word format): http://www.ed.gov/offices/OVAE/AdultEd/aeblueprint2.doc.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.