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English language learning; diverse federal and state efforts to support adult English language learning could benefit from more coordination

Corporate Name: United States. Government Accountability Office

Alternate Document Title: Report to the ranking member, Subcommittee on Children and Families, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senate

Publisher: United States Government Accountability Office

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: July 2009

Distributor: United States Government Accountability Office

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20548

Phone: (202) 512-7215

Material Type: Government Document

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 74 p.

Subjects: English (Second Language); Adult Education; Federal State Relationship; Financial Support; Educational Research

Abstract:
This report details a GAO examination of the federal support for adult English language programs. GAO analyzed Census and enrollment data related to to adult English language learning, reviewed the literature, conducted interviews with federal and state officials, and visited programs in 4 states. GAO recommends that Education work with HHS, Labor, and other agencies to develop coordinated approaches for sharing information and planning and conducting research.

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