ERIC Number: ED277871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec-19
Reference Count: 0
State Adult Literacy Initiatives: Report of a National Conference and a Survey of State Programs.
National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report contains two sections: a summary of a conference on state literacy initiatives including the agenda and list of participants, and a series of profiles of the literacy efforts of individual states. The four issues identified and discussed at the meeting were (1) development of state initiatives; (2) coordination and expansion of state delivery systems; (3) assessment, accountability, and communication; and (4) state-level literacy resource development. The information on state literacy efforts contained in the second section was derived from a survey conducted by the National Association of State Boards of Education in preparation for the meeting. Information includes summary descriptions of state literacy coalitions, a comparative chart on state literacy coalitions, summary data on state literacy programs, and a comparative chart on measures of adult illiteracy. Each survey profile was prepared by a lead participant from the state. Not all information was available from all states. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: B. Dalton Bookseller, Minneapolis, MN.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Also sponsored by John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation. Includes proceedings of the National Meeting on State Literacy Initiatives (Washington, DC, August 18-19, 1986).