Table of Contents

Autumn Keltner




INTERVIEW , April 16, 1999

[Tape 1, Side A]

Three careers in adult education — Transition from elementary instructor to adult education — Work in ABE — Early ABE class profile and materials Staff support in the early years — Early ESL instructional materials — Transition from K—14 to community college in San Diego — Impact of start of federal funds in the 1960's — Role of Chancellor's Office and California Department of Education in community college administered adult education programs — Starting salary — Manpower Development and Training Act — Project Step—Up — Early use of video — Human Resources Research Organization — Peer instruction — Adult Performance Level Study — Named ABE/ESL coordinator — Leveling ESL classes — Proposition 13

[Tape 1, Side B]

Impact of Southeast Asian refugees — Developing curriculum for refugees

Publishing materials — Instructional videos for refugees — Second wave of refugees — Working with the non literate — Work with the Center for Applied Linguistics and the Office of Refugee Resettlement — Growth of Vocational ESL — Intensive staff development for refugee programs — The Competency Based Adult Education movement — Projects to support CBAE

[Tape 2, Side A]

Projects to support CBAE (continued) — Flexibility of a competency based approach — CBAE Staff Development Project — CBAE video training packets — Staff development in the 1980's — Comparison of CBAE and traditional classrooms — CASAS — ESL Institute — Partnership with Leann Howard — Second career: work with the Amnesty Education Office — Immigration Reform and Control Act — Impact of amnesty on adult education programs — Adapting curriculum for the amnesty population — Teleconferences for amnesty programs — Educational requirements for amnesty recipients — Characteristics of amnesty population

[Tape 2, Side B]

Role of community based organizations in amnesty and other programs — Finances and community based organizations — CBAE and amnesty — CBAE and accountability — Work on four monographs for California ESL programs — Third career: work with CASAS — Evaluation of ABE grants — Institutional Self Assessment Measure and its adaptations — The adult education classroom in the 1990's — Promising Practices — Distance learning — Changes in ABE grants — Increased accountability requirements — Reflections on career