ERIC Number: ED356329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Project Lifelong Learning: Dissemination of Educational Research in Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning. Final Report.
Forlizzi, Lori A.; And Others
Project Lifelong Learning identified strategies that could move the United States toward adult literacy by the year 2000, Goal 5 of the National Education Goals. It developed video and print materials to disseminate information about the strategies. Information in the literature fell into categories that suggested five strategies, with several substrategies (ways to implement the strategies) under each one: (1) meet the needs of the learner; (2) develop support for lifelong learning; (3) accommodate learner differences in the program; (4) develop higher order skills; and (5) enable learners to use all language processes in their lives. Advisory board members and experts suggested sites that could provide examples of how the strategies were applied; 12 programs were selected and videotaped. Content and packaging of the products were organized to portray information in a way that would meet needs of three targeted audiences: general public, decision makers, and practitioners. Three documentary and three staff development videos were developed, one for each of three contexts for learning: workplace, family, and community. Two public service announcements (PSAs) for each context and a user's guide for the video materials in each context were also developed. (Extensive appendixes include 64 references, the strategies in their various stages of development, 278-item bibliography, lists of materials surveyed during site selection, materials from site surveys, and Project Literacy U.S. newsletter on PSAs.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Demonstration Programs, Diffusion (Communication), Documentaries, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Information Dissemination, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Material Development, Public Service, Publicity, Research Utilization, Staff Development, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.