ERIC Number: ED355428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
AdvancE: The Adult Education Clearinghouse. Final Report. July 1, 1991-June 30, 1992.
The School Library Media Services Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education administered the operation of AdvancE as Pennsylvania's adult education clearinghouse. The goal of the project was to provide Pennsylvania's adult educators with prompt access to information and resources to help them implement the most effective administrative and instructional practices. To support this goal, AdvancE managed and provided resources from a specialized collection of materials. The target audience for the service was the Bureau of Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE), and its funded programs: Adult Education Act Section 321 and 353 programs and Pennsylvania's Act 143 programs. Clients served included state staff, administrators, teachers, volunteers, counselors researchers, and graduate students. During the period July 1, 1991, through June 30, 1992, AdvancE added 850 publications to the collection. During this time, the program also responded to 937 requests for searches, locating information in online databases and by providing an information and referral service. AdvancE was able to remain within its goal of a 4-day turnaround; users reported that they were very pleased with the service. AdvancE also compiled, published, and distributed the abstracts of the Section 353 projects funded in Pennsylvania during FY 1991-92. To respond to demand, AdvancE reproduced and disseminated copies of three products: "A Field Guide to Literacy,""Where Are the Fathers in Family Literacy?" and "Literacy and You." Evaluation of the program concluded that it had successfully fulfilled its mission but that it could be improved by increased staffing and space. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of School Library Media Services.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania