ERIC Number: ED295061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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State Literacy Principles and Practices. Working Paper.
Bulkeley, Christy C.
The states should expand their efforts to provide literacy education to state employees, regardless of the type of job they hold or where their job is located. Every government agency whose employees work with or have contact with persons likely to need literacy education should assume identification and referral responsibilities. Likewise, literacy related to work potential or constructive community living should be part of every corrections system. Screening and referral should be required in government contracts with nonprofit and private agencies receiving government money to serve those in need of literacy education. Buildings over which states have control, especially in high-illiteracy neighborhoods, should be available for appropriate literacy activities, as should computers and other technology purchased with tax money. States should encourage multiple approaches and diverse leadership of literacy initiatives and should insist on accountability from programs benefiting from state action. Any rules and regulations working against the use of volunteers as tutors, teaching assistants, or program managers should be changed as should any regulations that may preclude marketing support for literacy programs. State governments can play a critical role in encouraging and coordinating literacy efforts. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: For a related paper, see CE 050 383.