ERIC Number: ED307449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Action Plan for Literacy Enhancement. Report of the Governor's Commission on Adult Literacy.
Arkansas State Office of the Governor, Little Rock.
This document contains a mission statement, goals, and strategies and recommendations prepared by the Arkansas Governor's Commission on Adult Literacy. Goals include increasing from approximately 29,000 to 100,000 the number of adult learners engaged in pursuing at least one higher functional level of literacy by 1992-93 and quadrupling the involvement of the private sector through donations of money, personnel, facilities, and workplace literacy programs. Strategies and recommendations include the following: (1) reorganize and rename the Vocational and Technical Education Division to raise the stature and focus of adult education and improve coordination between public and private sector literacy efforts; (2) implement an annual statewide drive to generate resources from the private sector; (3) identify and eliminate legal/regulatory impediments that hinder literacy enhancement efforts and support services; (4) increase the number of literacy volunteers; (5) develop a mandatory preliminary screening and assessment process to identify at-risk adults who receive unemployment benefits or public assistance or who are in prisons; (6) implement mandatory participation in literacy enhancement programs for at-risk adults; (7) expand workplace literacy efforts; (8) improve literacy education in prisons; (9) develop a public relations campaign; (10) develop programs to address the need of persons with learning disabilities; and (11) increase the use of libraries and television in literacy education. (15 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Office of the Governor, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas