Accountability and Outcomes in the Twenty-first Century
Produced in 2005
Musical intro: techno music with spinning laser
lights and 21st century title appears.
Narrator: As California starts the 21st century, adult education faces many challenges. Low skilled and displaced workers need vocational training and re-training.
Description: As California starts the 21st century,
adult education faces many challenges. Low skilled and displaced workers
need vocational training and re-training.
Narrator: A larger senior population
requires more older adult programming. New immigrants need ESL and citizenship
training. School dropouts need a second chance to earn a GED or high school
Description: Slide showing enrollment numbers
for 2003 to 2004: ESL – 503,616; ASE/GED – 214,724; Vocational Education
– 172,658; Older Adults – 133,355; ABE – 73,137; Parent Education –
57,496; Adults with Disabilities – 32,198; Health & Safety – 26,557;
Home Economics – 21,059; Citizenship – 3,638
Narrator: The increased emphasis on
standards-based education and accountability in all aspects of adult education,
led to changes in calculating enrollment in programs and a focus on improving
learner outcomes. During the 2003-2004 program year, 294 K through 12 school
districts reported data on 1,238,438 students supported by state apportionment
in 10 program areas. Forty-five community college districts reported serving
56,805 students in their non-credit basic skills and vocational programs.
Two hundred ninety one providers reported on 591,574 students in the federal
program, ABE, GED, high school, ESL, and civic preparation.
Description: Slide showing WIA Title II
Learner Enrollment, 2003 to 2004: ESL – 435,777; ABE – 89,320; GED/High
School Diploma – 66,477
Narrator: Sixty percent of the providers
in the federal program are K through 12 school districts and the other 40
percent includes community based organizations, community colleges, jail
programs, and library literacy programs.
California is investing in new learning environments using video and computer
technology. Learners will have access to instruction on the Internet at any time
that is convenient for them.
Description: Video clips of Webcast including studio shot of woman presenter, studio
monitors, and technical support person wearing headset monitoring the
Computer generated picture of traditional classroom with photos of
original adult schools and John Swett.
Narrator: California adult schools
may look different in the future, but as they change in response to the
needs of a changing society, they will be carrying on a proud tradition.
In the 150 years since that first San Francisco classroom in 1856, California
adult education has grown into a multiple provider system that opens doors
of opportunity and provides bridges to success.
Written by Linda L. West
Produced and edited by Joseph Parente
Voice over talent – Susan Hayward and Dennis Newhall
The producers would like to thank all of the California adult programs
who contributed images of adult schools, classrooms, and student to
enhance this production.
Sacramento County Office of Education
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Copyright 2005 by OTAN
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Disclaimer: OTAN activities are funded by contract #2000 of the Federal
P.L., 105-220, Section 223, from the Adult Education Office, Secondary,
Postsecondary, and Adult Leadership Division, California Department
of Education. However, the content does not necessarily reflect the
position of that department of the U.S. Department of Education.