ERIC Number: ED395108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
FOCUS on Feedback. Final Report.
A staff development project designed a publication for the effective statewide dissemination of significant current or previous Section 353 special demonstration projects in adult literacy education in Pennsylvania and for the provision of feedback to project directors about their project's strengths and weaknesses. During the project, 72 programs were reviewed by a panel of six literacy experts. Projects submitted for review were in the following areas: workplace and family literacy, special populations, curriculum development, counseling, recruitment and retention, and research and program improvement. Twenty-six projects were selected as outstanding by the panel and 10 projects received honorable mention. These 36 projects were described in 6 FOCUS bulletins published between December 1994 and May 1995. The newsletters were distributed to adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) programs, the ABLE state task force, the 353 projects review committee, project directors, all librarians and legislators in the state, and adult basic education state directors and clearinghouses throughout the country. The FOCUS newsletters received 14.02 of a possible 15 points, or a 93 percent favorable rating from a reader survey, and 26 of the 27 agencies responding to the survey wanted the service maintained. (Program descriptions, project materials, and the six issues of FOCUS are included in the report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Royce and Royce, Inc., Lancaster, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; 353 Project