Purpose was to collect statistics showing the condition and progress of education. Henry Barnard named First Commissioner of Education.
--Proposed that adult learning should be built around the needs and interests and was the first to use the term "andragogy.
Conducted a study on 22 adult learners and their motivation for learning--identified them as goal-oriented, activity-oriented and learning-oriented
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program created and legislation passed to address adult issues with illiteracy in the United States.
Part of the nations War on Poverty.
Purpose was to help Federal Government and the states to increase adult education opportunities by assessing changes in the workforce and increased global competition
Building on Houle's work added the idea of adults as self-directed learners who plan, implement, and evaluate their own learning projects
Mandated that states conduct vigorous outreach programs to provide things like transportation, flexible schedules, and assistance with child care
Signed by President Jimmy Carter
Kolb describes his Experiential Learning Model consists of 1)Active Experimentation 2)Concrete Experience 3)Reflective Observation 4)Abstract Conceptualization.
**Kolb also says the learner must have 4 abilities:
1)Must be willing to be actively involved in the experience
2)Must be able to reflect on the experience
3)Must possess and use analytical skills to conceptualize the experience
4)Must possess decision making and problem solving skills in order to use the new ideas gained from the experience.
Howard Gardner writes that each individual uses primarily one or two intelligences to learn. The intelligences by Gardner are classified as Musical, Visual, Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal.
Signed by President George W. Bush
Signed by President George W. Bush. It created a National Institute for Literacy(NIFL). Purpose was to strengthen and coordinate adult literacy programs
The purpose is to consolidate, coordinate, and improve employment, training, literacy, and vocational programs.
**Title II of the Act is called the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA).
Obama challenged American's to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020 by commiting to at least one year of higher education or career training.