REPORT TITLE:
Adult literacy education


DESCRIPTION:
Establishes the adult literacy education program within the
community colleges.  (HB3003 HD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO EDUCATION.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 305, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "305-       Adult literacy education.  There is established
 
 5 in the community colleges the adult literacy education program.
 
 6 The adult literacy education program shall include basic course
 
 7 work in reading and writing English, and arithmetic for persons
 
 8 needing to improve their personal, social, or employment lives.
 
 9 The community colleges shall establish and administer all
 
10 policies for the adult literacy education program."
 
11      SECTION 2.  Section 302A-433, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
12 amended to read as follows:
 
13      "[[]302A-433[]]  Scope of adult and community education
 
14 programs offered.  As rapidly as resources are available and
 
15 interest is developed, instructional programs shall be initiated
 
16 in the following fields:
 
17      (1)  Basic elementary education.  A foundation program in
 
18           reading and speaking English, writing, and arithmetic
 

 
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 1           for persons with no schooling or only primary grade
 
 2           training;
 
 3      (2)  Advanced elementary education.  A program in advanced
 
 4           elementary education for those persons who have
 
 5           completed four to eight years of schooling and who
 
 6           desire to obtain more complete mastery of the
 
 7           fundamentals;
 
 8      (3)  Secondary education.  A program of secondary education
 
 9           for those adults who, in youth, left school or for some
 
10           reason had their education curtailed and who now desire
 
11           to continue their education; for those youths who have
 
12           been excepted from compulsory attendance under section
 
13           302A-1132; and for those youths who are in need of
 
14           courses to complete their high school graduation
 
15           requirements;
 
16     [(4)  Adult literacy education.  A basic program in reading
 
17           and writing English, and arithmetic for persons who
 
18           need to develop or improve their mastery of basic
 
19           literacy skills in these areas for purposes of
 
20           enhancing their personal, social, or employment lives;
 
21      (5)] (4)  Homemaking and parent education.  A program in
 
22           homemaking and parent education for all those parents
 
23           and other adults who desire training in family life,
 

 
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 1           including child care, nursing, budgeting, and other
 
 2           instruction basic to homemaking;
 
 3     [(6)] (5)  Community education.  A program to facilitate
 
 4           understanding and enlightenment in civic duties,
 
 5           responsibilities, and obligations for all persons who
 
 6           desire to keep pace with today's community, national,
 
 7           and world developments and who realize the necessity of
 
 8           continuing study for the adequate fulfillment of their
 
 9           civic functions.  Community education addresses
 
10           responsibilities within a given community, especially
 
11           concerns related to education and the schools, and
 
12           offers additional services to supplement and enrich the
 
13           educational program of in-school children and youths;
 
14     [(7)] (6)  Naturalization training.  The standard course of
 
15           training provided by the United States Immigration and
 
16           Naturalization Service, which shall be provided to all
 
17           those persons who have filed applications for United
 
18           States citizenship and desire to enroll in such a
 
19           course under the supervision of the department; and
 
20     [(8)] (7)  Cultural opportunities.  A program of adult and
 
21           community education that will meet the interests and
 
22           desires of those people who wish to enrich and to
 
23           broaden their cultural, recreational, and social
 
24           interests.
 

 
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 1      SECTION 3.  There is appropriated out of the general
 
 2 revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $        or so much
 
 3 thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001 to
 
 4 implement the provisions of this Act.
 
 5      SECTION 4.  The sum appropriated shall be expended by the
 
 6 University of Hawaii for the purposes of this Act.
 
 7      SECTION 5.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
 8 New statutory material is underscored.
 
 9      SECTION 6.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2000.