ERIC Number: ED350418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Florida Model Noninstructional Adult Literacy Centers.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services.
The mission of the Florida Model Noninstructional Adult Literacy Centers is to identify, contact, and counsel adults (16 years of age or older) who lack basic or functional literacy skills and to refer them to appropriate private and public agencies. The centers were mandated by Florida state laws. Funding is provided by the state and through cooperative agreements with Job Training Partnership Act agencies and other agencies. The eight centers are located in three school districts and five community colleges throughout Florida. Center functions include establishing networks, working with community agencies, testing and referring adults to appropriate agencies, and public relations. Strategies include cooperative agreements and use of volunteers and advisory councils. The centers are expected to increase public awareness of literacy needs and resources and result in increased enrollments in community literacy programs and increased literacy. Center effectiveness is evaluated on the basis of an annual report. During the first 3-year period of operation, the centers identified more than 25,000 adults, contacted about 22,000 of them, and counseled 19,000 people and referred most of them to literacy programs; almost 10,000 people enrolled. In addition, many cooperative agreements were developed. Continuing and augmented efforts are planned for the future. (Appendixes include relevant state legislation and rules and evaluation criteria.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.; Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Southeast Florida Training Center for Adult Literacy Educators.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services.