ERIC Number: ED418213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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Using the Consortium Model To Address Statewide Literacy Needs.
Payne, Emily Miller; Hoffman, Victoria; Lyman, Barbara G.; Stedmann, Deborah; Ashlock, Stanley; Baird, Barbara; Wooley, John
The Texas Education Agency initiated the Adult Education Professional Development and Curriculum Consortium in 1994. The nine members involved in the consortium are postsecondary institutions, including a community college, an education service center, and a community-based organization. The focus of the consortium's professional development services is on the implementation of the Texas Indicators of Program Quality. Consortium members consult with each other and collaborate to provide professional development and curriculum services. Each of the member organizations is charged with one or more areas of statewide responsibility: professional development and training of adult education teachers; curriculum development; English as a second language; the education component of the federal Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program; family literacy; volunteer professional development; coordination with corrections; resource center services; and consortium liaison services. Primary projects of the consortium include the following: (1) professional development and technical assistance; (2) curriculum and materials development; (3) special projects (Project Forward part of implementation of the JOBS program) and Project VITAL, which provides inservice training and technical assistance to literacy instructors and administrators); (4) writing Texas Indicators of Program Quality as mandated in the National Literacy Act of 1991; and (5) the Adult Education and Literacy Performance Assessment System. (A list of the consortium members is appended.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Consortia, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Professional Development
Thirty-three selected papers from this conference are available on the "Literacy Online" Web site: http://www.literacyonline.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the World Conference on Literacy (Philadelphia, PA, March 1996).