ERIC Number: ED205707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Organizing and Managing Literacy Programs for Adults. A Resource for Those Concerned with Effective Organization and Management of Adult Literacy Programs.
Brown, Don A., Ed.
This guide is a resource both for organizing and for managing adult literacy programs. Based on the collective input and refinement of national leaders in adult basic education, the handbook provides coverage of program planning, staff development, student recruitment and retention, instructional approaches and techniques, instructional materials, and evaluation, among other concerns. Each chapter of the handbook has been written to stand alone. Following introductory material describing the handbook's purpose, development, and intended audience, the guide is divided into two parts. Part 1 focuses on organizing an adult literacy program, and includes chapters on preparing for an adult literacy program; public relations in a literacy program; delivery of instructional services; staffing; selecting instructional approaches and materials; and planning for evaluation, including means of assessment and steps in evaluation. Part 2 concentrates on the management of adult literacy programs, covering the following material: working with adult learners; recruiting adult learners; the instructional program for adults; and retaining learners in adult literacy programs. Examples of recordkeeping systems for adult literacy programs are included in the handbook's appendix. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Curriculum, Dropout Prevention, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Advanced Studies, Washington, DC.