CALIFORNIA STATE PLAN
FOR ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
June 30, 1992 to July 1, 1995
Adult Education Act, P.L. 100-297 as Amended by the
National Literacy Act, P.L. 102-73
California Department of Education
Specialized Programs Branch
Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Division
This plan includes outreach activities that inform, recruit, and provide convenient access and reasonable support to educationally disadvantaged adults.
Outreach incentives and activities are included in the Demonstration Grants program under Section 353.
In the Demonstration Grants Program:
- The Adult Education Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) provides outreach and instructional services to counties that currently do not receive State general funds for Adult Education, as well as to contiguous counties whose programs are extremely small in relation to the population they serve. With the help of an "adult education assistance fund," field personnel would create multi-county, multi-agency literacy consortia that would combine resources in order to provide adult basic education to the greatest number possible. Since resources must be spread over a wide area, the use of television, computers, and other forms of technology will be emphasized.
- In cooperation with the State Job Training Coordinating Council, the establishment of Adult Education Information Centers/Skill Clinics as part of the State's long-term plan for adult education will provide outreach and recruitment of the hard-to-reach, information about educational opportunities (and their time and place), assessment and counseling, certification of basic skills, and maintenance of cross-agency data concerning the participation and achievement of individuals within educational programs. These centers will use state-of-the-art technology to collect and disseminate information about educational programs. They will also use broadcast media and outreach workers to publicize literacy and basic skills programs available from multiple providers within a city, county or metropolitan area.
- Establishment of a California/Mexico Adult Literacy Project. In this project, we will work with border states and Mexico to more efficiently identify and serve students that cross the border into the United States.
More detail on these demonstration projects is provided in Chapter 14.
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