ERIC Number: ED254189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Maintaining an NFE Network through Correspondence. Manual Series #4.
Sullivan, Karen Collamore; Pigozzi, Mary Joy
Fourth in a series on nonformal education, this manual describes the networking experiences of the Non-Formal Education Information Center (NFEIC) and examines three complementary components: the letter answering services, the publications program, and the resource collection. Types of letters received are outlined, including those requesting extension of services; publications; topical searches for printed resources; inclusion of an item in the NFE Exchange; information on educational/training programs; or topical searches for nonformal education centers, development organizations, and agencies. Procedures for processing incoming publications, selecting and sending publications, and drafting response letters are described. Suggestions are offered on the mechanics of establishing a correspondence system, such as filing correspondence, developing mailing lists, and record keeping and mailing. Discussion of methods for processing incoming mail covers recording, monitoring, and tracking correspondence, as well as collecting data. Specific techniques explained include use of a correspondence log and standard correspondence paragraphs. A rationale for the procedures followed is summarized, and some observations or reflections on NFEIC's experiences are offered. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Office of Education and Human Resources.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Non-Formal Education Information Center.