History of and Perspective on the Adult Education and Literacy
System (AELS) of the United States. Thomas G. Sticht.
1.1. The Rise of the Adult Education and Literacy System in the United States: 1600-2000.A 400 year history of activities leading to the Adult Education Act of 1966 and the emergence of the present day AELS with organizations and individuals involved in this rise.
1.2. Beyond 2000: Future Directions for Adult Education. Looks at social, demographic, scientific, economic, and technology trends with implications for the AELS; examines government and legislative trends with implications for the future of the AELS.
1.3. The Adult Education and Literacy System (AELS) in the United States:
Moving From the Margins to the Mainstream of Education. Includes the growing value of the Adult Education and Literacy System (AELS) in the new millennium; value of AELS for improving adults' and children's health, learning and schooling; need for mainstreaming the AELS in U.S. education; strengthening the AELS.