ERIC Number: ED367776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Literacy Leadership Training Project Phase II. Volume I: Toward the Development of a Comprehensive Education and Training Model for Florida's Adult Literacy Leadership.
Crew, Edith D.; And Others
A statewide needs assessment surveyed felt training needs of administrators, instructors, and advisors of adult literacy programs in Florida. Data were collected in the following ways: questionnaires sent to recipients of Adult Supplemental Grants and advisory-council chairpersons; indepth interviews; a literature review and document analysis; and field research. The first activity phase explored the extent and nature of training activities, resources, and benefits. Findings confirmed significant demographic and geographic imbalances in the provision of training throughout the state. Fiscal resources were used mainly for provision of literacy services; relatively small portions were authorized for provider training. The major benefits derived from participation in education and training were in the area of personal and professional growth. The second phase of the study used these findings as a basis for assessing the current state of training and for recommending a framework for systematically addressing education and training. The framework encompassed two operational areas of leadership in adult-literacy education: (1) the state/central, regional, and district levels of operation and (2) administrative, instructional, or advisory functions. A proposal was made for roles, functions, and relationships that constitute the initial steps in building a model support system for training. (Appendixes include a 45-item bibliography, letters and instruments, directory of research participants, sample advisory council training materials, and a list of documents reviewed.) (YLB)
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.
Note: For volume II, see CE 065 004.