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TABLE OF CONTENTS

THOMAS F. DAMON

RESTRICTIONS, LITERARY RIGHTS, QUOTATIONS

PREFACE

INTERVIEW HISTORY vi

INTERVIEW December 8, 1994

[Tape 1, Side A]

Overview of adult education career – The 1950's: Early years in Los Gatos – Legislative hearings on course offerings – Program scope and course approvals – Dissertation – The ten cent tax for adult education – Consultant with Bureau of Adult Education – Community and state colleges under Department of Education – Community college split from unified and high school districts – Bureau staff 1950's through the 1970's – Female administrators. The 1960's: Palo Alto Adult School – Adult education split between community colleges and public school districts.

[Tape 1, Side B]

Delineation of function – Accreditation for adult schools – Adult school funding – Part time and full time staff – Federal Adult Education Act – Federal job training programs – Proposition 13 – Forums and lecture series. The 1970's: Regional Adult and Vocational Education Councils – Growth caps – Role of professional organizations – Leadership in professional organizations – Research reports – Transition from California Association for Adult Education Administrators to the Association of California School Administrators.

[Tape 2, Side A]

ACSA Adult Education Workshop – Instructor in adult credential programs – Credentials – Staff development – Driving force of California adult education – Rewarding aspects of career.

INDEX

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION