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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GARY TOM

RESTRICTIONS, LITERARY RIGHTS, QUOTATIONS

PREFACE

INTERVIEW HISTORY

INTERVIEWS, February 29 and March 15, 1996

[Tape 1, Side A]

Background — The 1970's — Vietnam Veterans Educational Incentive Program — U..S. Office of Civil Rights — Coro Foundation — San Francisco CETA Office — Early days as college administrator — Vietnam War — Proposition 13 — The 1980's — Scope of adult basic education — Federal adult education grants — Competency based adult education —Vocational ESL — Chinese immigration — Refugees — Employment training programs — Welfare reform — Impact of federal funding — The 1990's — College district reorganization — San Francisco Unified's After Six Program

[Tape 1, Side B]

Impact of college district reorganization on adult education — Impact on personnel — State focus — Impact of immigration — Community based organizations — ESL citizenship program — Differences in programs from 1970's to 1990's — Future needs — Open enrollment — District contributions to state leadership

[Tape 2, Side A]

Chancellor's Office and California Department of Education — Key forces of adult education — Rewarding aspects of work — Difficult role of state personnel

INDEX

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION