ERIC Number: ED374216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio's Action Agenda for Adult Literacy.
Ohio Literacy Network, Columbus.
Four governor's regional literacy summits were held throughout Ohio in autumn 1992. At the summits, literacy and adult education program administrators and teachers, business representatives, government leaders, community agency workers, adult learners, and others expressed their opinions about Ohio's literacy needs and ways of meeting them. An action agenda of 23 recommendations regarding coordination and collaboration, public awareness, research, program resources and support, advocacy and funding, and accountability were developed on the basis of the opinions expressed at the summit. The following were among the actions recommended: establish a state-level task force on literacy and state-level literacy goals; promote/support networks of local providers, local coalitions, and other collaborative efforts; undertake campaigns to create public awareness of the scope/cost of illiteracy and recruit literacy volunteers; delineate areas needing research annually and disseminate research syntheses to providers; develop mechanisms to identify model literacy initiatives and disseminate information about them; increase the use of technology in delivering adult basic and literacy education; and adopt model indicators and program standards and provide technical assistance to help literacy programs comply with them. (Appended are a glossary of agencies/organizations and the membership list of the governor's literacy summit state planning committee.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Advocacy, Coordination, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Financial Support, Information Dissemination, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Publicity, State Action, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Bureau of Employment Services, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Literacy Network, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio