ERIC Number: ED348561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships in Literacy: A Guide for Community Organization and Program Development.
Watson, Wendy; Bate, Barbara
This document addresses literacy partnerships and presents a guide for community organization and program development. Section 1, "Developing a Community Literacy Organization," provides a framework for planning. It covers getting started, becoming a society, building a strong board, conducting effective meetings, accessing the media, conducting a public awareness campaign, fund raising, and hiring staff. Section 2, "Implementing a Community Literacy Program," presents a framework for design. Topics include delivery models, marketing and promoting, recruiting volunteers, tutor training, credentialing literacy practitioners, assessing learners, selecting and developing materials, matching tutors and learners, inservice training, keeping records, recognition, and program evaluation. Samples, forms, and print and organizational resources are provided for most topics in sections 1 and 2. Section 3, "Literacy Partnerships," describes innovative projects that represent examples of collaborative partnerships in literacy in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. Projects are in these categories: libraries, media, family literacy, business/labor (public and private sector partnerships), and advocacy groups (national and provincial). Section 4, "Community Literacy Programs and Projects," presents survey responses from 37 respondents. Each description gives name, coordinator and telephone number, purpose of organization, start-up, structure, funding, literacy awareness projects, instruction/service projects, and fundraising activities. A list of 94 references is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Community Cooperation, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Corporate Support, Demonstration Programs, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Material Development, Program Development, Program Implementation
Provincial Curriculum Publications, Marketing Dept., Open Learning Agency, 4355 Mathissi Place, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5G 4S8 (order no. VA0118).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).; British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Victoria.
Identifiers: Alberta; British Columbia; Ontario