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TABLE OF CONTENTS

RESTRICTIONS, LITERARY RIGHTS, QUOTATIONS

PREFACE

INTERVIEW HISTORY

INTERVIEWS, 2001

RONALD S. PUGSLEY

[Tape 1, Side A]

Background — United States Department of Education assignments — Transition to the Division of Adult Education — Responsibilities of the Director — State Administered Grants and National Leadership accounts — State match to federal funds — First contacts with California — The Council of State Directors and the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium — Relationship between state directors and the federal office — State leadership and turnover — California leadership — California projects in teacher training, assessment and technology

[Tape 1, Side B]

The planning process — Translating legislation into program — State planning — Working with Congress: legislation and appropriations — Recognition in the State of the Union address — Funding set-asides and discretionary grants — California prototype for EL Civics — State and federal funding for adult education — State governance of adult education Professionalization of the field

[Tape 2, Side A]

Accountability — Pay for performance in California and Florida — Distance learning: the federal role — ESL states'; consortium for production of distance learning materials — Cyberstep — Dissemination — National Institute for Literacy — Areas of improvement for California — Future directions — Conclusion

Professional Biography

Index

INDEX

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION