ERIC Number: ED268332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Effective Adult Literacy Programs.
Mayer, Steven E.
This guide is intended to assist individuals involved in the development, administration, and delivery of volunteer-based community adult literacy programs. Addressed in the individual sections of the guide are the following topics: community (community assessment, learner population, program purposes, public awareness, and partnerships and networking); adult learners (recruitment, initial interviews and assessment, use of assessment data, and linking adult learners to additional resources); staff resources (determination of staffing needs, staff recruitment, staff development and evaluation); instruction and support (instructional strategies and materials, adult learner support, and quality assurance); governance (accountability, legal issues, planning, and role of adult learners and staff); management (staff, financial, office, and records management and reporting); and evaluation (program and student evaluation). Appendixes to the guide contain checklists providing guidelines for collection and maintaining descriptive and performance data as well as a list of resources dealing with adult literacy and literacy programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Budgeting, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Financial Support, Guidelines, Legal Responsibility, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Needs, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recordkeeping, Recruitment, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Volunteers
Association for Community Based Education, 1806 Vernon St., NW, Washington, DC 20009; Council of State Directors of Adult Education, 229 State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204; Laubach Literacy Action, 1320 Jamesville, Syracuse, NY 13210; Literacy Volunteers of America, 404 Oak St., Syracuse, NY 13203.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Rainbow Research, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.; B. Dalton Bookseller, Minneapolis, MN.
Note: Produced under the auspices of B. Dalton Bookseller, National Literacy Initiative with the collaboration of the Literacy Effectiveness Project.