OVAE: Office of Vocational and Adult Education
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Fact Sheet Series 2004 - Adult Basic and Literacy Education
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The OVAE Fact Sheet Series highlights efforts currently underway at the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) to support the principles of the President's No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The principle(s) supported by this effort are:

  • Increase Options and Involvement for Parents and Students
  • Focus on What Works


Preparing adults for the demands of a changing economy and society is one of the nation's greatest challenges. As the demand for adult education resources rise, one essential strategy to meet this challenge is increased collaboration among adult education providers and various organizations.


Community Partnerships for Adult Learning seeks to strengthen ties among businesses, colleges, faith-based and community-based organizations, social service, workforce development agencies, and other service providers. By supporting stronger partnerships, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) will improve the accessibility, diversity, and quality of adult education. The initiative is managed by MPR Associates, Inc.

Outcomes and Products

  • Development of a web-based toolkit at to provide communities information on improving adult learning systems
  • Case studies of successful community partnerships with a specific emphasis on promising practices in building adult learning partnerships
  • Identification and dissemination of promising practices derived from case studies

FY2001 to FY 2004



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