ERIC Number: ED368853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Methods To Increase the Number of Successful Transfers between Programs by Students in Adult Literacy Programming. A Research Report.
A study examined ways of increasing the number of successful transfers by students between community- and institution-based literacy programs in Manitoba. A literature review was conducted, and 18 adult literacy programs or related offices throughout Manitoba were visited. During the visits, classroom settings and curriculum materials were examined, and teachers, administrators, students, and student tutors were interviewed. Twenty students were interviewed in one-on-one situations, and 20 were interviewed in informal group discussions. Differences between the fundamental principles, program design, and schedules of community- and institution-based programs were compared. The following actions were recommended as strategies for increasing collaboration and articulation between community- and institution-based literacy programs: review available program seats and student demand; improve knowledge of programs and the self-referral process; ease the transition from learner-centered to individualized programming; expand integrated programming; hold regional meetings of referrals; expand and support interagency groups; implement coordinated planning; improve and clarify student aid policies; and build better links with workplace programs. Appended are lists of project steering committee members and programs visited. (Contains 24 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Program Improvement, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Transfer Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Literacy Workers' Alliance of Manitoba, Winnipeg.