ERIC Number: ED507188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
New Innovations and Best Practices under the Workforce Investment Act: Hearing before U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness, Committee on Education and Labor (May 5, 2009)
US House of Representatives
This paper presents the Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness Subcommittee's fourth hearing in preparation for the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act. As with its previous hearings, this paper focuses on new innovations and best practices that will improve the workforce development system. In this paper, attention is focused on the adult education and family literacy programs that are authorized under Title II of the Act. Members testifying before the Committee were the Honorable Brett Guthrie, Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness; and Honorable Ruben Hinojosa, Chairman, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness. Witnesses testifying before the committee were: David Bere, president and chief strategy officer, Dollar General Corp.; Kathy Cooper, policy associate, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; Martin C. Finsterbusch, executive director of VALUE, Inc.; Donna Kinerney, instructional dean, Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) & Literacy-GED (General Educational Development) Programs, Montgomery College; Roberta Lanterman, Family Literacy; Dr. Stephen Reder, university professor and chair, Department of Applied Linguistics, Portland State University; and Gretchen Wilson, Grammy winning recording artist, GED graduate.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legislators, Lifelong Learning, Innovation, Best Practices, Labor Force Development, Competition, Labor Legislation, Strategic Planning, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Position Papers, Educational Improvement, Family Literacy
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998