ERIC Number: ED354412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Portraits of Excellence. The Secretary's Awards for Outstanding Adult Education and Literacy Programs.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
This booklet describes 10 outstanding adult education and literacy programs, one for each of the country's 10 geographic regions, that won awards from the U.S. Secretary of Education in 1992. The winners embody the best elements of how the adult learning system will move the nation to meet the National Education Goal for Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning (Goal 5), so that every adult American will be literate and possess the kind of workplace skills necessary to compete in an ever-changing world. Each one-page program description presents the program's outstanding features and provides the name, address, and telephone number of a contact person. Photographs are included in each description. The booklet also summarizes the background of the awards, gives the 10 key characteristics used to distinguish excellent programs in the 1992 competition, and lists the regional runners-up. The programs are as follows: (1) Adult Academy Center for Public Service, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; (2) Rochester Family Learning Center, Rochester, New York; (3) Arlington Education and Employment Program, Arlington, Virginia; (4) Worksite Education Program, Louisville, Kentucky; (5) The Adult Education and Literacy Program, Township High School, District 214, Arlington Heights, Illinois; (6) Adult Basic Education Program, Dona Ana Branch Community College, Las Cruces, New Mexico; (7) Parkway Area Adult Basic Education, Creve Coeur, Missouri; (8) The Adult Learning Center, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, Wyoming; (9) Pima County Adult Education, Pima County Superintendent of Schools, Tucson, Arizona; and (10) Adult Literacy Project, Tacoma Community House, Tacoma, Washington. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.