ERIC Number: ED419120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
"What's the Buzz?"--Pennsylvania's Adult Basic and Literacy Professional Development Newsletter. Final Report.
What's the Buzz, v16 n1-5 Sep 1996-Jun 1997
Five issues of an adult basic education newsletter were developed and disseminated to more than 4,000 adult educators in Pennsylvania. The newsletters contained information appropriate to their professional development in a format and by a delivery method that would reach the large rural area of Pennsylvania and the large number of part-time adult educators throughout the state. The 5 issues contained the following: 28 articles relating to adult educational professional development information, resources, and meetings; 8 articles with information either from or concerning the Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education; 7 articles relating to Pennsylvania's Workforce Development Program; 6 articles about recent adult education state or federal legislation; 6 articles dealing with electronic information resources in adult education; 4 articles describing local program activities; 3 articles concerning achievements of individual adult education students; and 2 articles relating to correction education. In addition, each issue carried a feature page titled "Newsletter Roundup" with 31 excerpts of relevant information from a wide range of newsletters; a page titled "People and Programs" which highlighted accomplishments of 26 individual adult educators and 21 programs; and "It's a Date," a page which lists a calendar of upcoming events in adult education. Three issues also included an insert section dealing primarily with activities of Project EQUAL (Educational Quality to Adult Literacy). (The five issues are included in this document.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Correctional Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Information Sources, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Nontraditional Education, Professional Development, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Adult Education Linkage Services, Troy, PA.
Note: For previous reports and accompanying newsletter issues, see ED 395 131 and ED 395 098.