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Leading adult education through support for and the effective application of technology.

Leading from the middle: the state role in adult education & literacy

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: August 2002

Distributor: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020

Phone: (212) 512-2363

Material Type: Position Paper

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 37 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Literacy; State Government; State Programs; Government Role; Public Policy

Relative to adult education and literacy, this document examines how well the states are performing leadership functions, the current extent of state commitment, and what is needed to improve state leadership capacity and future commitment. In particular, the paper reviews how the adult education and literacy system (AELS) functions within the intergovernmental system, the state role in adult education and literacy service in its various dimensions, and, the three major functions states play in the AELS and problems/challenges associated with those functions. [See also The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy website at to directly access this document and other reports/publications.]

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