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ERIC Number: ED404487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-31
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Adventures in Collaboration: State Literacy Resource Centers.
Siedow, Mary Dunn
Authorized by the National Literacy Act of 1991, state literacy resource centers (SLRCs) are charged with assisting local public and private nonprofit efforts to enhance literacy. SLRCs have developed innovative approaches to their mandate to stimulate the coordination of literacy services. They have encouraged government and industry partnerships, including partnerships with small businesses, private nonprofit organizations, and community-based organizations. They have also made innovative connections within and among states and with the federal government. For most SLRCs, the mandate to increase local capacity to delivery literacy services is a central focus. They encourage innovation and experimentation in literacy activities through extensive staff development efforts, technical assistance operations, and innovative activities. SLRCs promote the diffusion and adoption of state-of-the-art teaching methods, technologies, and program evaluations. Reciprocal efforts between the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) and SLRCs advance customary resource center responsibilities to the level of cutting edge innovation. For SLRCs, the role of collecting and disseminating resources is central, and most maintain collections of instructional materials and teacher resource materials. The SLRC role in providing reciprocal linkage between the NIFL and literacy practitioners is most evident in the Literacy and Information aNd Communications System (LINCS). (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Literacy Act 1991