ERIC Number: ED253776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Guidebook for Effective Literacy Practice, 1983-1984.
Crandall, David P.; And Others
This guidebook is designed to provide current, detailed information on effective literacy practices. The National Adult Literacy Project's program survey design is described in Chapter 1, with a summary of results from a sample of 213 programs. Chapter 2 focuses on the program selection and onsite interview process, from which the portraits of 31 field sites contained in this section were derived. These sites were categorized in six organizational sectors: state/local education agency, employment and training, community based, corrections, military, and postsecondary. The content of chapter 3 synthesizes the survey and field site results. Eight program components are described in detail: student recruitment, orientation, counseling, diagnostic testing, instructional methods and materials, assessment, followup, and program evaluation. Several of these sections contain bibliographies. In chapter 4, the role of the program director as leader and manager is elaborated, including developing program philosophy, budgeting and fundraising, finding facilities, developing staff, and using volunteers. A final statement summarizes the perspective that has emerged and its implications for literacy education and research. Appendixes include an index of survey respondents, interview guides and forms, a list of programs visited, statistical analyses, and a bibliography. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Counseling, Diagnostic Tests, Followup Studies, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, National Surveys, Orientation, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Publicity, Staff Development, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.
Identifiers: National Adult Literacy Project
Note: For related monographs, see CE 041 175-178.