ERIC Number: ED396167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Resource Initiative. A Blueprint for Sharing Resources and Expertise in Adult Education and Literacy across State Lines.
Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Center for Literacy Studies.; Arizona State Adult Literacy and Technology Resource Center, Inc., Phoenix.
The Arizona Adult Literacy and Technology Resource Center and the University of Tennessee's Center for Literacy Studies undertook a collaborative project to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of regional sharing of resources and expertise in field of adult education and literacy education. The project's goals were as follows: involve a broad cross-section of the field in deliberating the feasibility and effectiveness of regional resource sharing; identify possible models, priorities, and funding mechanisms for regional resource sharing; and produce a report and action plan for next steps in planning and implementation. A national working group of 18 representatives of diverse sections of the field of adult education and literacy oversaw the planning process through 2 meetings and other communications between October 1995 and May 1996. On the basis of 82 responses to a survey of state literacy resource centers, adult basic education directors, other state-level organizations, and local programs, a blueprint was developed for sharing resources and expertise in adult education and literacy across state lines. Included in the blueprint are the following: guiding principles for alliances; recommendations regarding structuring and funding them; and an action plan for a developing and evaluating a trial alliance. (Case studies of three model regional alliances for excellence are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Center for Literacy Studies.; Arizona State Adult Literacy and Technology Resource Center, Inc., Phoenix.