ERIC Number: ED395131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
"What's the Buzz?" Pennsylvania's Adult Basic and Literacy Education Professional Development Newsletter. Final Report.
What's the Buzz?, v14 n1-10 Sep 1994-Jun 1995
The main objective of the "What's the Buzz?" newsletter project was to meet the professional development needs of adult basic and literacy educators in Pennsylvania, including teachers, tutors, counselors, and administrators. The project prepared and disseminated monthly, 10 issues of a 12-14 page newsletter. It was mailed to more than 4,200 adult educators in Pennsylvania and over 300 in other states. The newsletters included information from a variety of sources, including the following: research literature, the Pennsylvania Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education, professional organizations, conferences and workshops, and practitioners in the field of adult basic and literacy education. Among the topics covered in the newsletters were the following: characteristics of adult learners; suggestions for working with special needs students; student recruitment; educational quality; integration of human services; workplace literacy; marketable skills; special learning needs; assisting the limited English proficient nonreader; English as a Second Language; instructional strategies and assessment; multicultural adult education; adult literacy for the homeless; computer-assisted instruction; literacy testing; and community linkages. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Homeless People, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Multicultural Education, Newsletters, Professional Development, School Community Relationship, Special Needs Students, Student Characteristics, Student Recruitment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Adult Education Linkage Services, Troy, PA.