Expansion of Federal Role in the Sixties

Produced in 2005
Sacramento, CA

Music lyrics: To everything, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn, and a time to every purpose under heaven.

Description: Photo of astronaut standing on the moon with the American flag; video of girl in San Francisco offered the peace sign with her fingers while wearing a military helmet emblazoned with a peace symbol; video of flower children – young man wearing glasses with flowers in his beard and tucked into the side of his glasses; young blonde woman carrying flowers and smiling; video of Joan Baez playing her guitar and singing; video of Martin Luther King, Jr. giving the "I Have a Dream" speech; photo of President Johnson.

Narrator: In the 1960's, there was a heightened national consciousness of the need to improve the economic conditions of disadvantaged populations, and the federal role in adult education leadership expanded. The Adult Basic Education Program was established in Title IIB of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. The federal Adult Education Act was passed in 1966, and adult education delivery systems were established in all states.

Description: Slide showing: 1966 — Adult Education Act

Narrator: During the 1960's, vocational education, both in California and the nation, grew considerably.

Description: Video showing man welding

Narrator: Federal legislation, notably the Manpower Development and Training Act, funded the training of low skilled workers through contracts with school districts. In California, Regional Occupational Centers, ROC’s, and Regional Occupational Programs, ROP's, were established, serving both youth and adults.