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TABLE OF CONTENTS
LAURENT R. BROUSSAL
RESTRICTIONS, LITERARY RIGHTS, QUOTATIONS
INTERVIEW April 19, 1995
[Tape 1, Side A]
Lifelong resident of San Francisco – California adult education began in San
Francisco – Migrations into San Francisco – Early career and transition to
adult education – Work at Galileo Adult School – 1960's enrollment – District
leaders in adult education – Main issues of the 1960's –Adult education
transition from the unified to the college district – Role of funding in
transition – Logistics of transition – John O'Connell remains with unified
district – Community College Centers co–equal with City College – Structure vs.
flexibility – Agony throughout state over split in adult education governance –
Role of State Chancellor's Office – Continuing role of California Department of
Education in community college adult education programs.
[Tape 1, Side B]
Reasons adult education should be in community colleges – The 1970's:
Advancement through administrative ranks – Mini–courses – Staffing, including
civil service – Counseling – Funding – "Underwater Basket Weaving" –
Competency–based education – Federal funds – Growth caps and state funding –
Regional Adult and Vocational Educational Council – Role of legislators – High
school diploma – Proposition 13 – President of Centers Division – Legislation
after Proposition 13 – Credit or noncredit: the alley cats of education –
Teachers' union – Affirmative action.
[Tape 2, Side A]
Professional organizations – Meeting community needs – Vocational programs –
Public policy initiatives – Status of minorities and women in adult education –
Part–time instructors – Dropping community college credentials – Centers
Division dissolved and subsequent losses – Behr Commission – Driving forces in
California adult education – Strength of instructional staff – Most rewarding
aspects of work in adult education.