ERIC Number: ED389932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Framework and Quality Standards for Adult Literacy Education in Ontario = Cadre de responsabilisation et normes de qualite des programmes d'alphabetisation des adultes en Ontario.
Ontario Training and Adjustment Board, Toronto.
This publication reprints the text of the Accountability Framework for the Adult Literacy Education System and Core Quality Standards for Programs in Ontario. The framework describes how the Ontario Training and Adjustment Board (OTAB) is accountable to Ontario's adult literacy education system and explains how OTAB-funded programs are accountable to OTAB. The framework includes definitions of literacy education and literacy. It lists guiding principles in these categories: belief in learners, respect for racial and cultural diversity, lifelong learning and adult training, adequate and appropriate service provision, and integrated services. A vision statement follows. These systemwide objectives are defined with strategies to reach the goals: lifelong learning; accessible, learner-centered literacy programs and services; diversity and equity in employment and participation; literacy education system; program evaluation; recognition of learning; and literacy practitioner training. The final section defines core quality standards: program mission; community focus; program commitment to learners; learner commitment to program; respect for learners; learner-centered approaches and methods; access and equity; learning assessment; instruction time; ratio of learners to instructors; learning materials; practitioner training; outreach; support services; organizational links; program accountability; administrative accountability; and program evaluation. A French language version is provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Training and Adjustment Board, Toronto.