ERIC Number: ED388882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-17
What Makes a Literacy Program Good? Some Ideas for Discussion.
Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
This paper describes seven ideas that would help a literacy program work well. Some examples are given to show how each idea could be used in different parts of a literacy program. Some questions are also listed that could stimulate discussion about each idea. The seven quality guidelines or ideas are as follows: (1) community focus--a good literacy program recognizes that each place of group of people has different needs and interests; (2) access to services--a good literacy program makes sure that the people who need the program can take part; (3) learner-centered approach--a good literacy program makes sure that learners have an equal voice in deciding what they want to learn and how they will do it; (4) effective programs and staff--a good literacy program makes sure that each learner has a positive learning experience and reaches as many goals as possible; (5) benefits from the program (equity of outcome)--a good literacy program makes sure that everyone gets what he or she needs from the program, to the best of each person's ability; (6) integration--a good literacy program helps adults to continue their learning; and (7) accountability--a good literacy program is managed and provides the best programs possible. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.