ERIC Number: ED381630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
National Adult Literacy Congress: Leadership in Action (4th, Washington, D.C., September 17-20, 1993). Goals and Action Plans. Source Notes.
Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Hyattsville, MD.; Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.; Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.; National Coalition for Literacy.
This publication presents the National Adult Literacy Goals and Action Plans developed at the Fourth National Adult Literacy Congress. The goals and action plans are intended for use in national, state, and local initiatives to support adult students as they become part of the solution to the illiteracy problem in the United States. A list of the 10 goals appears first. Each goal is then matched with a number of national, state, and local steps in an action plan to achieve it as well as measures for evaluating the effectiveness of each plan. The goals are as follows: leadership; literacy and jobs; mandatory literacy in prisons, employment, and welfare; literacy and the family; the transition from basic skills; quality literacy programs; moving us forward: public awareness and funding; support services to new readers; voting rights and citizenship responsibilities; and English as a Second Language. A summary version is attached. It contains the 10 goals, each followed by an abbreviated action plan. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Citizenship Responsibility, Correctional Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, English (Second Language), Family Involvement, Illiteracy, Leadership, Literacy Education, Public Policy, Strategic Planning
Janet Hiemstra, Director, Fourth National Adult Literacy Congress, Laubach Literacy Action, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Box 131, Syracuse, NY 13210 ($2; checks payable to Laubach Literacy Action).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Hyattsville, MD.; Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.; Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., Syracuse, NY.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.; National Coalition for Literacy.