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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne; Salajan, Florin D.; Todoran, Corina – Educational Policy, 2020
In the United States, adult and workforce education (AE) seems to be located, simultaneously, both everywhere and nowhere in particular. Ongoing shifts in national economic demands and changes in requirements for training and education have brought learning in the adult years into the federal public policy arena. Sometimes referred to as lifelong…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Adult Education, Educational History, Policy Formation
Bragg, Debra D., Ed.; Taylor, Jason L., Ed. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This edition features current research, practice, and policy related to the Joyce Foundation's Shifting Gears initiative beginning with an interview with Whitney Smith, Manager of the Employment Program at the Joyce Foundation. Julie Strawn, Center for Law and Social Policy, presents a national perspective of basic skills reform efforts similar to…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Interviews, Educational Strategies, Formative Evaluation
Harmon, Timothy; Rodriguez, Julio – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
The extent to which funds under the Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) should be expended on training services has been a topic of discussion by Congress, which is considering reauthorization of WIA. This paper describes a policy initiative by Illinois that requires Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIAs) under Title I of WIA to expend…
Descriptors: Job Training, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
Shaw, Kathleen M.; Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Mazzeo, Christopher; Jacobs, Jerry – Russell Sage Foundation, 2006
Today, a college education is increasingly viewed as the gateway to the American Dream--a necessary prerequisite for social mobility. Yet recent policy reforms in the United States effectively steer former welfare recipients away from an education that could further their career prospects, forcing them directly into the workforce where they often…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Global Approach, Democratic Values, Social Mobility
Patel, Nisha; Strawn, Julie; Greenberg, Mark – 2003
This publication on reauthorization recommendations for the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) comprises three documents. The first is a short summary of reauthorization recommendations for Title I and II. Title I recommendations are to eliminate sequential eligibility; promote greater access to training; improve adjustment of performance…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Comparative Analysis
Thomas-Breitfeld, Sean; Liu, Sue – 2003
Although the Workforce Reinvestment and Adult Education Act contains several provisions that move the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program in the right direction, it fails to respond to the needs of Latino workers and job seekers in a meaningful way. Although WIA's stated purpose aims to serve all populations, implementation of the new system…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Community Involvement, Community Organizations
Weinstein, Paul, Jr. – 2002
The New Economy Work (NEW) Scholarship is a proposed scholarship designed to reform federal training programs and to make them universally accessible to dislocated or disadvantaged workers. NEW Scholarships would accomplish the following things: (1) make access to training for dislocated workers as universally available as access to college; (2)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Learning
Relave, Nanette – Issue Notes, 2002
Collaboration between welfare and workforce development agencies has increased since the implementation of welfare reform. Federal legislation, state and local policy-making environments, and the capacity of potential partners to serve an agency's clients affect agency collaboration. The following broad approaches to collaboration have been…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Coordination
Nilsen, Sigurd R. – 2002
The General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the state and local coordination of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services for TANF clients. Data were gathered though the following activities: (1) analysis of surveys of WIA officials in all 50 states that were conducted in 2001 and 2000; (2) visits…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Comparative Analysis, Coordination, Delivery Systems
Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 2002
The state of Washington's workforce development system agenda focused in 2002 on these four goals: (1) closing a perceived job skills gap; (2) training incumbent and dislocated workers in order to prepare them for changes in the economy; (3) achieving wage progression for low income individuals; and (4) integrating workforce development programs…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, Agenda Setting, Basic Skills
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 2002
This report presents the testimony and submissions presented at the first of a series of Congressional hearings on workforce development and reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act. Statements were given by the following individuals: (1) Buck McKeon, U.S. (United States) Congressman from California; (2) John Tierney, U.S. Congressman from…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons
Fischer, David Jason; Kleiman, Neil Scott – 2002
Since September 11, 2001, New York City (NYC) has lost over 130,000 jobs, unemployment in the boroughs is around 9% and unemployment benefits have run out for many. NYC has long neglected workforce development, viewing it as a social service to distribute federal funds and train entry workers for dead-end jobs. To create a workforce system from…
Descriptors: Career Centers, Career Development, City Government, City Officials
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 2002
This Congressional report contains the testimony presented at a hearing to examine the extent to which Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) work services are being provided through the one-stop career centers established through the Workforce Investment Act and to determine how such linkages are impacting program participants. The oral…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Centers, Cooperative Planning, Coordination
Eberts, Randall W., Ed.; O'Leary, Christopher J., Ed.; Wandner, Stephen A., Ed. – 2002
This document contains 13 papers on targeting employment services. The following papers are included: "Targeting Employment Services under the Workforce Investment Act" (Stephen A. Wandner); "Predicting the Exhaustion of Unemployment Compensation" (Robert B. Olsen, Marisa Kelso, Paul T. Decker, Daniel H. Klepinger);…
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Services, Decision Making, Delivery Systems
Kerr, Robert – 2002
Keeping the existing information technology (IT) workforce viable and rapidly increasing the number of these workers presents a United States public policy workforce development (WD) challenge at all government levels. Public policy human capital investments have been undertaken to address the IT workforce supply and demand mismatch. States seem…
Descriptors: Demand Occupations, Educational Objectives, Federal Government, Federal Legislation
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