ERIC Number: ED352449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Programs in Hawaii and the Need for an Office of Literacy. Report No. 4.
Sasaki, Laura J.; Creadick, Jean Polhamus
A study designed to consider the feasibility of creating a State Office of Literacy in Hawaii found no consensus among those interviewed as to whether such an office should be established or what its duties should be. Consequently, the creation of a permanent Governor's Commission on Literacy was recommended instead. Housed within the Office of Children and Youth, the commission would have the following responsibilities: (1) coordinate and facilitate the activities of literacy service providers and literacy; (2) gather and serve as a clearinghouse for information on grants and other money available in the state for literacy providers and programs, available literacy services, the measurable results of various literacy programs, and statistics and demographics concerning those needing and receiving literacy services; and (3) develop public-private sector literacy partnerships, assisted by a public-private advisory board similar in function and representation to that of the existing Governor's Council for Literacy. Among those interviewed for the study were the current Executive Chairperson for the Governor's Council for Literacy, the first chairperson of the council, the Executive Director of Hawaii Literacy, Inc. (the largest provider of literacy services in the state), the chairperson of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. (Chapters 1 through 8 discuss literacy programs and services currently offered by Hawaii's state government. Chapter 1 also contains findings from the state literacy needs assessment. Chapter 9 presents some viewpoints on the concept of an Office of Literacy from those listed. Chapter 10 compares existing literacy functions to those contemplated for the proposed office. Chapter 11 contains findings and recommendations.) (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Legislative Reference Bureau, Honolulu.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii