Table of Contents

Raymond G. Eberhard




INTERVIEWS December 7 and 13, 1995

[Tape 1, Side A]

Characteristics of a successful adult educator — Overview of adult education system in state — Background and initial employment — Transition into adult education — Orientation and training for adult education — The 1970's, a period of extraordinary growth — Growth caps — Funding and the separate revenue limit — Networking — Professional organizations

[Tape 1, Side B]

Bob Rupert — Proposition 13 — Community service programs — Transition to the Department of Education — A new Adult Education Unit team — Roles and duties within the Adult Education Unit — State and federal funds — Leveraging federal funds — CBAE mandate — Two national and state literacy surveys

[Tape 2, Side A]

High Risk Youth Unit and SB 65 — National Dropout Prevention Network — Aspen Institute — Adult education as a recovery system — Don McCune and Xavier Del Buono — Return to Adult Education Unit — Two strategic planning projects — Separate adult education fund — Five percent programs — Model standards — Start—up schools — Reform legislation

[Tape 2, Side B]

Reform legislation continued: increasing access, concurrent enrollment, revised funding — Litigation — Technology projects — Learning Networks — Adult Education Unit reorganizations — Consultants and their training — Developing policy — Adult Education Unit and the Department — Categorical programs and sunset legislation

[Tape 3, Side A]

Adult Education Unit and the Department (continued) — Field input: maintaining lines of communication — Role of professional organizations — Different roles of Unit and local agencies — Governance — Summary of major funding changes — Public policy initiatives: immigration and vocational training — Impact of changes in federal funding — Strengths of California adult education — National contributions

[Tape 3, Side B]

Weaknesses of California adult education— Predictions — Key driving forces of adult education in state — Rewards of work in adult education