Table of Contents

Theodore H. Zimmerman





INTERVIEW December 13, 1992

[Tape 1, Side A]

Characteristics of the "golden years" of adult education in the 1960's—Shift in curricular priorities in adult education during the 1960's—Regional Adult Vocational Education Councils (RAVEC's)Delineation of function between community colleges and school districts regarding adult education programs—Efforts of adult educators to gain respect—Development of adult education from night school concept to round-the-clock comprehensive programs—Importance of administrator associations including Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Adult Education Committee and the preceding California Association of Adult Education Administrators—Establishment of Tri-Community Adult Education in Covina, West Covina, and Charter Oak—adult education finance—Development of Regional Occupation Centers and Programs (ROC/Ps)—start of Valley Vocational Center in La Puente.

[Tape 1, Side B]

The ROP program in Garden Grove—Benefits of ROP's—Governance of ROP's—Effects of federal Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act (VEA) funding—Changes in VEA guidelines over the years—Adult education in the La Puente Union High School District in the 1960's—Adult education in the Simi Valley Unified School District in the 1960's—The carousel concept of vocational training courses—The California Bureau of Adult Education in the 1960's—The beginnings of the migrant student program—Tri-Community Adult Education in the 1960's—Garden Grove Adult Education in the 1970's—The influx of Vietnamese refugees into Garden Grove—Changing demographics in Garden Grove.

[Tape 2, Side A]

Restructuring the Regional Occupational Centers at the Los Angeles Unified School District in the 1980's—Establishment of Alternative Education Work Centers at Los Angeles Unified School District—Concurrent enrollment programs—Establishment of the adult education Executive Development Program (EDP) — The outgrowth of EDP, the Professional Resources Outreach System.