ERIC Number: ED405452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrating and Promoting Literacy Partnerships: A Synopsis.
National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
This synopsis is a compilation of information and knowledge collected from all 10 one-day conferences, entitled Celebrating and Promoting Literacy Partnerships. An introduction explains the purpose of the conferences--to promote and facilitate partnerships and collaborative efforts in local communities to expand the availability and improve the quality of adult literacy services to individuals in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) programs. Section 2 provides brief descriptions of programs presented at the conferences as examples of providing exceptional literacy services, including the name of a contact. Six national programs and 14 local programs are presented. Section 3 contains a compilation of the objectives and strategies for collaborative efforts developed during special sessions. These objectives are discussed: increase communication and information sharing among agencies and literacy providers; streamline interagency forms and the information gathering process; develop effective fundraising techniques and increase the number of partnerships and linkages; increase public awareness of literacy needs and services; and increase community involvement in literacy initiatives. Section 4 provides brief descriptions of the Literacy Partnership Award winners at each site in these categories: government, education, community-based organizations, business, volunteer, and nonprofit. Section 5 lists literacy contacts, both state JOBS directors and national organizations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Planning, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Literacy Education, Strategic Planning, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children