ERIC Number: ED392934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Linkages for Learning: A Handbook for Collaborative Service Delivery.
Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.
This handbook illustrates the process of alliance building through the experience of the Arlington (Virginia) Adult Learning System (AALS), an alliance of adult education providers in Arlington, Virginia. (The purpose of AALS is to facilitate the assessment, training, counseling, and transitioning of adult learners of English as a Second Language along a continuum from literacy instruction to preparation for job training and/or academic study.) Section 1 gives a rationale for collaborative delivery of educational services. Section 2 describes the skills, knowledge, and techniques required to engage in this kind of service delivery. Focus is on three dimensions of interaction: procedural, behavioral, and problem solving. Section 3 lays out a process for replication. These phases are described: creating a team; needs assessment; vision building; program design; resource acquisition; and implementation, evaluation, and maintenance. Within each appropriate section, a case study of the AALS experience is described. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, English (Second Language), Job Training, Literacy Education, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.
Identifiers: Arlington Adult Learning System VA