ERIC Number: ED374278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
ReDirection: Options for Policy and Practice in Adult Literacy in Washington State. Priorities for Service. A Series of Policy Papers for the Adult Education Advisory Council.
Fish, Susan; Sampson, Lynne
This policy paper lays the groundwork for policy recommendations by providing information about the level of adult literacy needs and services in Washington State. Analysis of two reports shows a gap between the population in need of literacy services and the current level of services in Washington. In this context, considerations and options for effective and equitable strategies for prioritizing the allocation of resources and services are explored. Policy considerations are as follows: equity, access, participation, state goals, long- and short-term goals, cost, and various other factors. The paper concludes that there are questions to be explored as part of the decision-making process, such as recruiting basic skills students, communicating priorities and determining participant eligibility, making targeting of priority groups consistent with long-term state and national goals, and setting priorities for service without creating inequities. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington