ERIC Number: ED239037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-2
Reference Count: 0
Secretary's Initiative on Adult Literacy.
Vines, Diane Welch
The National Adult Literacy Initiative calls for a collaborative effort among the public, private, voluntary, and military sectors to address more effectively illiteracy through adult education. One of the first points in the initiative calls for continued educational services funded by the federal government and administered by the states. Other key aspects of the initiative include the provision of funding for a national awareness campaign and for follow-up mechanisms designed to recruit literacy volunteers and to encourage private sector funding of literacy efforts; development of the National Adult Literacy Project to identify exemplary programs and disseminate information on them; involvement of high school and college students in literacy programs using college work study funds and student volunteer programs; and expansion of existing networks and creation of new linkages among special, vocational, and adult educators and rehabilitative service providers. To support further the objectives of the Adult Literacy Initiative, the Department of Education is establishing the Federal Employee Literacy Training Program (FELT) to provide a cadre of federal employee literacy volunteers and to secure space for literacy tutoring. In addition, the department is establishing liaison with volunteer and service groups in an ongoing field outreach and input system. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Functional Literacy, Government Role, Information Networks, Linking Agents, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Remedial Instruction, State of the Art Reviews, Student Participation, Volunteers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Adult Education Act 1966; Adult Literacy Initiative; Economic Opportunity Act 1964; Private Sector
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Philadelphia, PA, December 2, 1983).