ERIC Number: ED372182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Open Learning Centres and Adult Literacy: A Guidebook for Adult Education Providers.
Deschepper, Anne; And Others
This publication is a detailed guide for both adult basic education program managers and practitioners to the concept of adult literacy provision within an open learning model. It has three major sections. Section 1 investigates the aims and directions common to both open learning and adult basic education. It provides reviews of programs that have incorporated an individualized approach into their learning provision. Section 2 is a practical guide to the operation of an open learning center that considers the details of client access and program development; the recording, monitoring, and evaluation of the learning program; staffing needs; and resourcing levels. Section 3 provides a reading list of 34 books and articles that formed the background reading for the project. They are rated as highly recommended, useful, and if you have time. Synopses are provided for those books and articles with one of the first two ratings. Appendixes include a list of interviewees, interim literacy course matrix, and 16-item bibliography. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Learning Centers (Classroom), Literacy Education, Open Education, Personnel Needs, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Resource Staff
Adult Basic Education Resource and Information Service, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($21 Australian plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).; Victoria Training Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Mountain District Women's Co-operative, Victoria (Australia).; Outer Eastern Coll. of TAFE, Wantirna South (Australia).