ERIC Number: ED402497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Pennsylvania ABLE Administrators Handbook, 1996 Edition. A Guide for Administrators of Programs Providing Adult Basic and Literacy Education Services in Pennsylvania.
Reiff, Tana, Ed.
This guide, which is intended for administrators of programs providing adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) services in Pennsylvania, contains 59 individually authored papers devoted to planning, managing, and improving ABLE programs. The following are among the topics discussed in the guide's five sections: understanding the role of the ABLE program administrator (adult education for the 21st century, ABLE service delivery in Pennsylvania, guiding philosophy for ABLE program administrators); planning ABLE programs (application procedures for ABLE-administered funds; grant proposing; collaboration/coordination of ABLE services; holistic adult education programs; family literacy efforts; work force education; ABLE programs in homeless shelters, public housing, correctional institutions, and public libraries; distance learning opportunities; logistics of multiple-site programs; long-range planning); developing an effective staff (leadership in hiring, supervising, and rewarding staff; recruiting, training, and managing volunteers; Pennsylvania's regional professional development system; local-level professional development; action research for professional development; practitioner inquiry; state/national ABLE professional resources; graduate study in adult education); managing for program improvement (recruiting adult students; performance assessment; considerations for English-as-a-second-language program, data collection and accountability; the General Educational Development [GED] tests in Pennsylvania; dropout prevention strategies); and using resources and directories (the ABLE administrator's essential bookshelf and GED testing centers in Pennsylvania). (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Coordination, Correctional Education, Educational Finance, Family Literacy, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Grantsmanship, High School Equivalency Programs, Holistic Approach, Homeless People, Instructional Materials, Job Training, Library Services, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Personnel Management, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Development, Public Housing, Staff Development, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests