ERIC Number: ED327653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Improving Community Collaboration for Adult Literacy Programs in Maryland. A Training Guide.
Gold, Gerard G.
This training guide provides materials for a workshop for professionals in the adult literacy field. Broad purposes of the workshop are to improve adult literacy services in order to reduce illiteracy and to develop collaborative strategies involving employers at the community level in adult literacy activities. A content outline is accompanied by left-hand margin trainer suggestions. Worksheets are provided as necessary. Topics include current adult literacy problems, challenges, and progress in the community; help needed and help available; a review of the two purposes of the workshop; and community collaboration competencies overview. These six competencies are considered: inventory influential employers and other community organizations; enhance collaborative potential of employers and other community organizations; be persuasive in developing collaborative adult literacy activities; prepare adult literacy action priorities; facilitate and implement collaborative adult literacy activities; and monitor, assess, and improve the quality of local collaboration for adult literacy. The final activity of the workshop is a summary of what was learned and its usefulness. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Business Responsibility, Community Cooperation, Community Organizations, Corporate Support, Course Descriptions, Illiteracy, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Training, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.