ERIC Number: ED348077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Literacy in the Colleges and Institutes: A Focus on Community Partnerships.
Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
At the 1988 annual conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, literacy was voted the number one issue. As a result of this designation, the board established a literacy task group to investigate the possibility of funding projects which would assist the colleges in the field of promoting literacy. In February 1988, with funding from the Canadian Department of the Secretary of State, the task force sent to its member colleges and institutes a survey to gather information on adult literacy programs. A revised edition was sent out in March 1989 seeking to update the data and add new program information, as well as to solicit information on partnerships between colleges and their communities. The survey gathered information on: (1) program activity; (2) method of delivery; (3) materials; (4) targets; and (5) financial costs. The survey results were integrated into an easily accessible computer data base available to all literacy advocates. This document explains how to access and utilize the database, and also describes eight model literacy programs which involve partnerships between colleges and business organizations. For each program described, the names and addresses of contact persons are provided. Appendixes include a description of a national literacy workshop, the survey questionnaire, survey responses, and a provisional directory. (Author/JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Community Colleges.