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Vocational and Adult Education [microform] : Major Regulation Issues / Robert M. Worthington
Bib ID 5456901
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Worthington, Robert M
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
14 p. 

Federal regulations for the Adult Education Act and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act were revised in 1985. The following are the major changes to the Adult Education Act regulations: (1) the definition of "adult" was changed to permit services to persons under the age of 16 in some cases; (2) the definition of "expansion" has been modified to include "efforts" to increase enrollments, rather than just "results"; (3) the Act permits the Department of Education to collect demographic and statistical information as simply as possible; (4) the regulations governing state advisory councils are much less prescriptive; (5) expenditures for administration are not limited by a percentage; (6) for-profit agencies can apply for funds; (7) all applications for funding are to be reviewed; and (8) multi-year rather than annual projects are now allowed. The following are some of the issues being discussed concerning the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act: (1) the need to make vocational education programs accessible to all persons, and the need to improve the quality of vocational education programs in order to improve productivity and promote economic growth; (2) the problem of excess cost regulations, which reduce the amount spent on special populations; (3) an inequitable ratio for funding programs for persons with limited English proficiency; and (4) vague provisions. (KC)


ERIC Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Education Commission of the States (Philadephia, PA, July 25, 1985).

Educational level discussed: Postsecondary Education.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Access to Education.  |  Adult Vocational Education.  |  Compliance (Legal)  |  Disabilities.  |  Disadvantaged.  |  Educational Finance.  |  Federal Legislation.  |  Federal Programs.  |  Federal Regulation.  |  Federal State Relationship.  |  Postsecondary Education.  |  Program Administration.  |  Program Improvement.  |  Secondary Education.  |  State Federal Aid.  |  State Programs.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Adult Education Act 1984 Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC
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