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ERIC Number: ED419112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Adaptation. Final Report.
Focus, v11 n1-5 Jan-May 1997
A panel of state staff, Professional Development Center directors, and other experts reviewed current or previous exemplary projects in Pennsylvania and in the U.S. and published project descriptions in a newsletter ("FOCUS" bulletin). Twenty-two special projects were selected as exemplary based on a five-point scale for innovation, effectiveness, adaptability, and quality of final report. Five additional projects with outstanding components were accorded an honorable mention. Areas pertinent to adult education practitioners featured in 1997 FOCUS bulletins were curriculum, technology, staff development, family literacy, and program improvement. In addition, 47 projects previously identified as exemplary in the areas of assessment, curriculum family literacy, learning differences, recruitment and retention, staff development, and technology, including 18 that needed no revisions, were validated. A classification system for validated products and practices was established, a standard bookshelf of significant products was identified, and four significant projects were cited as models for transfer in fiscal year 1997-98. (The five FOCUS bulletins, validation worksheets, readers' survey, and the annotated listing of the 47 validated projects are included.) (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Royce and Royce, Inc., Lancaster, PA.
Identifiers: 353 Project