California Adult Education Older Adults Program Collection at the California Adult Education Archives

Collection processed by Linda L. West; machine-readable finding aid created by Randi Knutson
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Sacramento County Office of Education
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Phone: (916) 228-2580
Fax: (916) 228-2563
Email: library@otan.us
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© 2008


Collection Summary

Title: California Adult Education Older Adults Program
Date (inclusive): 1988-2000
Identifier/Call Number: OTAN FA 009
Creator: California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Unit
Physical Description: 22 cm.
Repository: Sacramento County Office of Education. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Abstract: The core of the collection covers the years 1993-1999 and focuses on two initiatives by different administrations in the California Department of Education, Adult Education Unit, to involve the field in the development of program standards for older adult programs in the state. Other series in the collection are brochures and handouts about California's older adult initiatives, information about six exemplary older adult programs in California, and resources on older adults.
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 information on the 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 publicly 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 California Adult Education Older Adults Collection at the California Adult Education Archives. OTAN FA 009. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA.

Acquisition Information

The items in this collection were donated to the California Adult Education Archives by a Susan Sundell, a consultant in the California Department of Education, Adult Education Unit, later named the Adult Education Office. Ms. Sundell had responsibility for support of California's effort to develop model standards for older adult programs for several years prior to her retirement in 2008.

Administrative History

In the early 1990s, the California Department of Education (CDE), Adult Education Unit, in response to the recommendations in Adult Education for the 21st Century: Strategic Plan to Meet California's Long-Term Adult Education Needs (Adult Education Advisory Committee, 1989) formed a field committee to develop model standards for adult English as a second language programs. Following the publication of that project, in January 1992, five additional task forces were created and charged with developing model standards for other core programs: adult basic education, adult secondary education, parent education, older adults, and adult with disabilities. The model program standards for adult basic education and adult secondary education were published by CDE in 1996. The standards for the other program areas, including older adults, went through several development cycles. The materials in this collection, donated by Susan Sundell, a CDE consultant with responsibilities for an older adults standards development effort in the 2000s, document two of the early development cycles for the older adult standards. The drafts produced in 1994 and 1997 are included, along with working committee data, resources, and correspondence. In the 2000s, an additional development cycle was undertaken to add performance measures to both the published and unpublished program standards. As of 2008, none of the revised model standards documents had been released.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Names

California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Unit

Personal Names

Virginia Donnellan

Subject (ERIC Thesaurus)

Adult Programs
Older Adults
Program Design
Program Effectiveness
Standards

Scope and Content of the Collection

The primary focus of this collection is the effort by the California Department of Education, Adult Education Unit, to develop model standards for older adults programs during the 1990s. Included in the collection are drafts produced in 1994 and in 1997, along with working committee data, resources, and correspondence. There is also material related to the decision in 1998 to delay publication of the 1997 draft until performance standards could be added. Other series in the collection are brochures and handouts about California's older adult initiatives, information about six exemplary older adult programs in California, and resources on older adults. For further information and a 2001 draft (still unpublished as of 2008), see the Olga Uribe files in the CDE Adult Education Staff Collection, FA 007, i.d.#5880.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in seven series: background information on older adult programs in California from 1988-1991; the standards effort from 1993-1995; the standards effort from 1996-1997; the issues related to adding performance standards, 1998-1999; papers related to other California older adult initiatives during the period; materials about six California exemplary programs for older adults; and resources on older adults.

Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1

Series 1 Older Adult Programs in California 1988-1991

Physical Description: Two folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 1. Correspondence
  • Folder 2. Enrollment Data
Box 1 : 2

Series 2 Older Adult Program Standards 1993-1995

Physical Description: Five folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 3. Draft, April 1993
  • Folder 4. Field review, August 1993
  • Folder 5. Drafts with edits and correspondence, 1994
  • Folder 6. Correspondence and program data, 1995
  • Folder 7. Correspondence from seniors, 1995
Box 1 : 3

Series 3 Older Adult Program Standards 1996-1997

Physical Description: Seven folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 8. Correspondence, January-March 1996
  • Folder 9. Virginia Donnellan contract to revise standards
  • Folder 10. Older Adults Program Standards Committee, 1996
  • Folder 11. Model Program Standards draft, October 1996
  • Folder 12. Model Program Standards draft, December 1996
  • Folder 13. Model Program Standards draft, May 1997
  • Folder 14. Correspondence and related materials, 1997
Box 1 : 4

Series 4 Older Adult Program 1998-1999

Physical Description: Three folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 15. Older Adults Performance Standards, 1998
  • Folder 16. Older Adults Programs Issues, 1998-1999
  • Folder 17. COABE Conference, 1999
Box 1 : 5

Series 5 State of California Older Adult Initiatives 1994-2003

Physical Description: Four folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 18. Governor's Task Force for Employment of Older Workers, 1994, California's Older Workers, Profit from the Experience of a Lifetime: Report to the Governor
  • Folder 19. Education for an Aging California. California Senate Hearing: Joint Informational Hearing of the Senate Committee on Education and the Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Long-term Care, agenda and handouts, 2000 February 2
  • Folder 20. California Strategic Plan for an Aging Population, as mandated by SB910 of 1999. California Health and Human Service Agency, Public Hearing, agenda and presentation slides, 2003 August 22
  • Folder 21. Brochures on miscellaneous older adult resources in California
Box 1 : 6

Series 6 Programs for Older Adults in California Various dates

Physical Description: Seven folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 22. Description of CA Department of Education's older adult programming
  • Folder 23. Acalanes Adult Education Center, Walnut Creek
  • Folder 24. Baldwin Park Adult and Continuing Education, Baldwin Park
  • Folder 25. Metro Ed, Metropolitan Adult Education Program, San Jose
  • Folder 26. Palm Springs Adult School, Palm Springs
  • Folder 27. A. Warren McClaskey Adult Center, Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento
  • Folder 28. Ventura Avenue Senior Center, Ventura USD
Box 1 : 7

Series 7 Resources on Older Adults Various dates

Physical Description: Four folders

Scope and Content Note

  • Folder 29. National Council on Aging, 2002. American Perceptions of Aging in the 21st Century.
  • Folder 30. Older Adult Education Network
  • Folder 31. Resources on hearing impairments and lip reading
  • Folder 32. Miscellaneous resources