ERIC Number: ED330792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Identifying the Training Needs of Florida's Adult Literacy Leadership: Principal Findings of the Study. Adult Literacy Leadership Project. Volume I.
Crew, Edith; Easton, Peter
Though increasing attention has been focused on overcoming basic and functional illiteracy, little attention has been paid to adult literacy educators' professional development. A study identified the education and training needs of Florida's literacy leadership. Instructor and administrator surveys were sent to all agencies receiving funding from the Florida Department of Education; 64 instructors and 63 administrators responded. In addition, 14 of 25 literacy consultants returned surveys, and extended interviews were conducted with more than 20 experienced literacy educators. Information was collected and analyzed on five related topics: (1) status of Florida's adult literacy; (2) practice in other states regarding literacy leadership training; (3) professional and academic literature on leadership training; (4) training needs for Florida providers; and (5) insights of veteran observers of literacy programming. Four recommendations were formulated: (1) renew the Department of Education's commitment to the training and professional development of Florida's literacy personnel; (2) devise a model for design and delivery of critical forms of training; (3) increase incentives for continuing education relevant to literacy; and (4) conduct focus groups at regional and local sites. The survey instruments are included in the appendixes. (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Policy Studies in Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 056 409-410.