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Adult Education Leadership Training Program Collection at the California Adult Education Archives
OTAN FA 005  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Indexing Terms
  • Scope and Content of the Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Adult Education Leadership Training Program
    Date (inclusive): 1985-1994
    Identifier/Call Number: OTAN FA 005
    Creator: Adult Education Leadership Training Program
    Physical Description: Two boxes, one half full.
    Repository: Sacramento County Office of Education. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
    P.O. Box 269003
    Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
    Abstract: The Adult Education Leadership Training Program operated from 1985-1994 as a federally funded contract administered by the California Department of Education, Division of Adult, Alternative, and Continuing Education Services. Approximately 25 adult education leaders a year were admitted into the three-year program. The bulk of this collection consists of copies of participants' final projects and the workshop notes of one participant.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: The materials are in the California Adult Education Archives maintained by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network at the Sacramento county Office of Education. For current informaiton ont he location of the materials, please consult the OTAN Web site at http://www.otan.us.

    Access

    The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.

    Publication Rights

    California Adult Education archival materials are publically funded and not subject to copyright restrictions. Publications should properly reference the Archives and the specific collection that contains the quoted materials. See Preferred Citation.

    Preferred Citation

    Guide to the Adult Education Leadership Training Program Collection at the California Adult Education Archives. OTAN FA 005. Adult Education Archives, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA

    Acquisition Information

    The bulk of the Adult Education Leadership Training Program collection, consisting of the third-year projects, was donated to the California Adult Education Archives by Wallace Copeland, who was the Executive Director. In 1993, an annotated list of the third-year projects was posted on OTAN Online, with contact information for the participants who had completed them. Linda L. West, formerly Director of OTAN, who was a participant in the 1992 class, contributed the sample notebook of participant materials.

    Administrative History

    The Adult Education Leadership Training Program was developed by the California Adult Education Leadership Planning Committee, under a state administered contract of the Federal P.L.91-230, Section 353, from the California Department of Education, Division of Adult, Alternative, and Continuing Education Services. Two professional organizations, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Adult Education Committee and the California Council for Adult Education (CCAE), co-sponsored the program. The years of operation were 1985-1994, and the Executive Director was Wallace Copeland.
    The goal of the program was to develop a new generation of leaders willing to advocate adult education in California, develop their administrative skills, and maximize their leadership abilities. The three-year program included two summer sessions, two and one-half days each, a half-day session before each of three state-wide professional conferences during the first two years, and a third-year independent project. Approximately twenty-five candidates were selected each year for participation.
    Typical curriculum included four components: (1) personal - stress management, management style, revitalization; (2) organizational - creating a vision, mission, and goals, internal and external communication, funding, and marketing; (3) instructional - how adults learn, staff development, quality standards; (4) professional - networking, current trends and issues, legislative process, program standards.
    The Adult Education Leadership Training Program was incorporated into the California Staff Development Institute which began in 1994. The Leadership component continued in a somewhat modified format.

    Indexing Terms

    Corporate Names

    Association of California School Administrators. Adult Education Committee
    California Council for Adult Education
    California. State Dept. of Education. Division of Adult, Alternative, and Continuing Education Services

    Personal Names

    Linda L. West
    Wallace Copeland

    Subject (ERIC Thesaurus)

    Adult Education
    Leadership Training
    Management Development
    Professional Development

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    The largest part of the collection consists of copies of the third-year projects of participants. Many of these projects are staff or student handbooks, but there are many other projects of particular interest. Examples are a conference planning guide, a modular teacher orientation process, a recruitment program for ESL students, disaster preparedness, a public relations program, and establishing a vocational advisory council.
    The collection includes lists of the participants in each class from 1985 through 1994.
    Also included are materials collected over a two year period by a participant in the class of 1992, Linda L. West. The participant notebook includes brochures, forms, correspondence, and the agendas and handouts from two summer sessions and five half-day workshops.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The material is organized into ten series: (1) adult education leadership directories; (2) third year project proposals and lists (classes of 1985-1990); (3) third year projects, class of 1986; (4) third year projects, class of 1987; (5) third year projects, class of 1988; (6) third year projects, class of 1989; (7) third year projects, class of 1990; (8) third year projects, class of 1991; (9) third year projects, class of 1992; (10) sample participant notebook.