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ERIC Number: ED538032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (H.R. 2226): Toward a Modern Adult Education System and a More Educated Workforce
Foster, Marcie
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act (AEEGA) was introduced in the House of Representatives in June 2011 by Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15). The bill (H.R. 2226) would amend the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to encourage the use and availability of career pathways for low-skilled adults, strengthen the focus of adult education on postsecondary and career success, increase the number of adult education students receiving marketable postsecondary credentials, and modernize the adult education system to meet the needs of 21st century jobs. Although AEEGA could substantially improve WIA--particularly the Title II provisions that govern adult education--it could be strengthened by incorporating stronger provisions that promote better alignment between WIA Titles I and II, including a shared system of accountability. The AEEGA provides a framework for a new vision of adult education--one that better prepares adult students to access and succeed in postsecondary education, earn credentials that employers value, and obtain 21st century skills. Together with a comprehensive reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act, provisions in AEEGA could go a long way toward ensuring low-skilled adults can access the education and skills training they need to build careers in a changing economy. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998