ERIC Number: ED259233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
National Adult Literacy Project 1983-1985. Final Report.
This report describes the accomplishments of the National Adult Literacy Project, funded by the National Institute of Education from September 1983 to March 1985 as part of the Adult Literacy Initiative. The project's goal--to assemble and report current information on literacy issues--was achieved through three component efforts: information dissemination and technical assistance, research and development (R&D), and policy analysis. Chapter I describes the first component; tasks included (1) development of an organizing model for literacy programs; (2) collection of program information (through surveys of 375 nominated programs and site visits to 32); and (3) a two-day national conference on the state-of-the-art of literacy instruction. The R&D component outlined in chapter II involved developing a guide to qualitative data collection and an interview guide, site visits, analysis of information from 213 programs, preparation of four research monographs, and creation of an R&D agenda. In the policy analysis phase (chapter III), a compendium of demographic and statistical information on adult literacy characteristics was compiled; a synthesis of the conference presentations was assembled; and a white paper was prepared, discussing problems and issues affecting policy and decision making for adult literacy. Appendixes to this report include the agenda of the National Adult Literacy Conference, the interview guide, a program practice profile, the codebook used for program data analysis, the R&D agenda survey, the call for authors for the white paper, and a list of references. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; NETWORK, Inc., Andover, MA.