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ERIC Number: ED508653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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Living with It: Federal Policy Implementation in Adult Basic Education. The Cases of the Workforce Investment Act and Welfare Reform. A NCSALL Research Brief
Belzer, Alisa
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
Two federal laws with broad impact on adult basic education (ABE) have compelled the ABE system to contend with significant shifts in policy. Enacted in 1998, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) integrated ABE into the federal workforce development system. Historically, ABE had been funded through education-oriented legislation. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (welfare reform), which shares WIA's workforce development emphasis, has also significantly affected ABE. WIA and welfare reform therefore provide two excellent cases for research examining the ways in which policy changes mandated at the highest level--that of federal law--affect ABE practice at the program and classroom level. [For the full report, see ED508604.]
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. Tel: 617-482-9485; e-mail: ncsall@worlded.org; Web site: http://www.ncsall.net
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Workforce Investment Act 1998