The adult education holdings are collectively known as the
Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.
Finding aid created by: MRR
Date: 30 May 2006
|19 Jul 2006||minor changes to subject headings (MRR)|
|10 Jan 2007||additions, reboxed (MRR)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Kordalewski, Jean B.|
|Title:||Jean Kordalewski Papers|
|Quantity:||2 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Correspondence, conference material, proposals, reports, most concerning the Regional Learning Service (RLS) of which Kordalewski was the first executive director, and the Education Information Centers (EIC) set up by the RLS.|
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Jean Kordalewski was a pioneer in the field of adult education, particularly in the areas of connecting people with educational information and services, and widening their options through education, career and job counseling. She was a consultant for and later the first executive director of the Regional Learning Service (RLS), which today (2006) is the RLS Career Center and which provides assistance and information to adults wishing to find, change or improve their employment. RLS began as a project of the Syracuse Research Corporation in 1974; Kordalewski was instrumental in establishing it as an independent, non-profit agency. She also worked on various projects aiming to recognize non-traditional learning such as the External High School Diploma program and the External Degree Program.
The Jean Kordalewski Papers reflects Kordalewski's interest in a wide range of adult and continuing education issues, particularly her work with the Regional Learning Service (RLS) and Education Information Centers (EICs) in Central New York.
Correspondence-subject files contains letters, proposals, meeting minutes and other material relating to a variety of adult and continuing education activities such as the External High School Diploma, the External Degree Program, relevant state legislation, Guidance Team Training, and more. Conferences and workshops includes correspondence and conference material from conferences which Kordalewski organized, participated in, or presented at; of particular interest are the EIC Training Workshops which cover a number of relevant issues for EIC personnel such as serving special-needs population and publicizing the value of EICs; and the Regents' Regional Conferences. The Education Information Center (EIC) series, arranged chronologically to better represent the evolution of the EICs, includes client surveys, reports, summative evaluations, project descriptions and more. The Regional Learning Service (RLS) series includes two proposals for funding, press releases for a regular Madison County newspaper column, weekly reports, and an important paper by Stephen K. Bailey and Francis U. Macy, "Regional Learning Service: A Design for Educational Flexibility" (1974). (Bailey, a New York State Regent and Chairman of Syracuse Research Corporation's Policy Institute, and Macy, also of the Policy Institute, formulated the notion of a brokering service that would provide career and educational counseling to adults; one result of this was the RLS.) Four folders of Miscellaneous printed material complete the collection.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
The library holds a considerable number of collections related to adult and continuing education. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.
In particular, additional information on External Degree Programs may be found in the Council on the Continuing Education Unit (CCEU) Records. A small amount of material on the Regional Learning Service may be found in the Clearinghouse Resources for Educators of Adults (CREA) Records.
The circulating collection has a copy of Jean Kordalewski's The Regional Learning Service : an experiment in freeing up lives. Please use the Classic Catalog to locate it.
Kordalewski, Jean B.
Regional Learning Service of Central New York.
Counseling in adult education
Genres and Forms
Minutes (administrative records)
Adult education teachers.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Jean Kordalewski Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Jean Kordalewski, 1994.
Conferences and workshops
Education Information Center (EIC)
Regional Learning Service (RLS)
|Box 1||Advisory Council on Adult Learning Services 1978|
|Box 1||Community Council on Careers 1978-1979|
|External Degree Program|
|Box 1||Areas of competency 1971 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Clippings 1972-1973, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1985-1986, 1990, undated|
|Box 1||Correspondence 1973-1992|
|Box 1||Newsletters 1971-1972, 1977|
|Printed material (photocopies)|
|External High School Diploma Program|
|Box 1||"Alternative paths to the high school diploma" (Stephen Bailey, Francis Macy, Donn Vickers) (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Proposal 1973|
|Box 1||Reports 1975-1976|
|Box 2||Guidance Team Training 1980|
|Box 2||"The Heavenly Seven" 1978-1979 - informal name of an organization formed of alumnae from the Seven Sister schools (Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Radcliffe, Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Vassar, Smith) focused on womens' careers; bulk concerns "DIRECTIONS," a workshop offered by the group in Sep 1979|
|Box 2||Higher Education Library Advisory Service (HELAS) project 1977?|
|Box 2||Kellogg Foundation 1977|
|See also Regional Learning Service (RLS): Proposal to Kellogg Foundation|
|Box 2||Legislation 1983, 1988 - legislation to continue funding for Education Information Centers (EICs)|
|Box 2||New York State Plan for Career Education 1979 - covers elementary, secondary, post-secondary|
|Box 2||"Establishment of an Educational Opportunity Center in Central New York" 1974|
|Box 2||"Projects in Womens' Counseling and Educational Change" 1977|
|Box 2||"Recognizing Adult Education in Onondaga County" (exhibit) 1991-1992|
|Box 2||Syracuse Research Corporation affirmative action plan 1977|
|Box 2||Women's Project 1981|
|Conferences and workshops|
|Box 2||EIC Training Workshop 1988, 1989, 1990 (5 folders)|
|See also Education Information Centers (EICs)|
|Box 3||Literacy teleconference 1984-1985|
|Box 3||"Next Century" seminar 1982-1983|
|Box 3||Regents' Regional Conference 1977-1984 (6 folders)|
|Education Information Center (EIC)|
|See also Conferences and workshops: EIC Training Workshop|
|Box 3||1978 "New York State Plan for the Administration of the Education Information Center"|
|Box 3||1980 EIC Advisory Committee meeting|
|Box 3||1982 Annual report|
|Box 3||1983 Client survey tally|
|Box 3||1983 Evaluation and progress report|
|Box 3||1983 Summative evaluation report|
|Box 3||1984 Press release|
|Box 3||1984-1985 Project description|
|Box 3||1985 Final report|
|Box 3||1986-1987 Project description|
|Box 3||1988-1989 Plans|
|Box 3||Project description undated|
|Regional Learning Service (RLS)|
|Box 4||Madison County newspaper column 1979|
|Box 4||Overview undated|
|Box 4||Proposal to Carnegie Corporation 1977|
|Box 4||Proposal to Kellogg Foundation 1977|
|See also Correspondence-subject files: Kellogg Foundation|
|Box 4||"Evaluation Planning Site Visit Note" (Seeley, John A.) 1983|
|Box 4||"Home Management and Human Service Competencies" (Nickse, Ruth S. et al) 1975|
|Box 4||"Regional Learning Service: A Design for Educational Flexibility" (Bailey, Stephen K. and Macy, Francis U.) 1974|
|Box 4||"Rural Women Activity Report" (Simberg, B. Marion) undated|
|Box 4, 5||Weekly reports 1978-1980 (3 folders)|
|Box 5||Women's Career Handbook 1974|
|Box 5||"Federal Programs Authorizing Educational and Occupational Information Services" (Christoffel, Pamela et al) 1978|
|Box 5||"History of Occupational and Continuing Education in New York State" (presentation by Poczik, Robert) undated|
|Box 5||New York State Goals for Adult Learning Services (University of the State of New York, State Education Department) 1981|
|Box 5||Recognition of Nontraditional Educational Experience (University of the State of New York, State Education Department) 1987|