ERIC Number: ED336541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Principles for Effective Literacy and Basic Skills Programs.
Massachusetts Interagency Literacy Group, Boston.
The principles set forth in these guidelines articulate a clear standard, endorsed by the Massjobs Council, of what constitutes effective service delivery and program management for literacy and basic skills. They are of use to local agencies in developing programs and to Regional Employment Boards in evaluating them. Section I sets forth the goals for an effective statewide literacy system and lists the elements such a system must include to achieve these goals. Section II discusses the elements of service delivery for effective programs, including recruitment, intake/orientation, assessment, the instructional component, support services, and follow-up. Each element is described, and an effective approach to each element is outlined. Section III addresses the following elements of program management for effective adult literacy and basic skills programs: program development, the staffing component, staff development, tracking/reporting/data collection, program evaluation, fiscal management, coordination with other programs, and governance. As in Section II, each element is described, and an effective approach is recommended. A special note to Regional Employment Boards and their Literacy Committee is included as an addendum. It gives suggestions for use of this booklet, adaptation of the goals for a particular region, review of literacy proposals, and development of quality programs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Ancillary School Services, Basic Skills, Coordination, Data Collection, Followup Studies, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Orientation, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Recruitment, Staff Development, State Programs, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Interagency Literacy Group, Boston.