ERIC Number: ED377310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Research on Current ABLE Services and Recommendations for Achieving Pennsylvania 2000 Goal 6. Final Report.
Forlizzi, Lori A.; Askov, Eunice N.
A project developed a comprehensive database of Pennsylvania state adult literacy service providers that could be used to provide information on service provision to public and private organizations and individuals. The project team distributed a mailed survey to 2,911 known and potential adult literacy service-providing organizations throughout the state, including Pennsylvania Department of Education-funded programs, literacy councils, libraries, and businesses with over 500 employees. The survey questioned organizations on six areas: services, staffing, sites, outreach, technology, and funding. Findings indicated that 324 of 948 responding organizations provided services. The largest categories of service providers were community-based organizations, school districts, and literacy councils. The types of services most likely to be provided were adult basic education, general educational development or alternative secondary education, and basic literacy services. Responding organizations reported approximately 70,000 students being served across all categories of services. They reported 10,029 volunteer tutors, 1,270 part-time teachers/coordinators, and 591 full-time teachers/coordinators in adult literacy provision. Responding organizations used traditional technologies for instruction, staff training, and information sharing, and used mainly government funds to provide services. (Appendixes to the 28-page report are the survey, 17 summary tables, and 15 figures and tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania