ERIC Number: ED217146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Project WE CARE (Workers' Education and Community Awareness of Resources for Education). [August 1980-June 1981].
Fogoros, Anne Walsh
Project WE CARE (Workers' Education and Community Awareness of Resources for Education), in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, developed, implemented, and documented the process of implementing adult basic education program linkage/outreach with business, industry, and human service organizations. The project emphasis was on educating human service professionals who serve potential adult students and on the referral of volunteers to extend adult basic education services. Project activities included three seminars on "The Literacy Problem, You and Your Clients" for human service agency workers; publication of a directory of adult basic and secondary resources in Allegheny County, based on a telephone survey of potential sources; and the referral of students and volunteers to education programs. Evaluation of the program showed it to be beneficial for adult education program administrators, for adult education programs interested in implementing a volunteer program, and for users of referral materials for potential students. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Information Services, Community Resources, Human Services, Information Dissemination, Information Sources, Information Utilization, Inservice Education, Literacy Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Information and Volunteer Services of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Linkage; Pennsylvania (Allegheny County); Project WE CARE