ERIC Number: ED419109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Building Communities for Learning. Final Report.
Sherow, Sheila M.
This document includes a final report, guidelines for mentoring communities, and a guidebook for community-based planning developed by the Building Communities for Learning (BCL) project conducted to encourage Pennsylvania communities to develop community-based planning groups to improve the delivery of services for adult learners and maximize adult learning outcomes. The project report describes how four communities received BCL community-based planning start-up grants; three BCL pilot sites assumed a new role as mentoring communities and provided new sites with field-driven training, technical assistance, and support; and all BCL groups received training and technical assistance. The report concludes that there is a great need for community-wide collaboration and community-based planning to improve services for adult learners and improve adult learning outcomes. Two appendixes provide profiles of BCL community-based planning pilot sites and evaluation instruments. The mentoring guidelines describe the following: BCL mentor characteristics, roles and benefits; building a mentoring relationship; impact of mentoring; and communication and critical thinking skills for mentors. The community-based planning guidebook addresses the following: establishing collaboration, recruiting planning group members, defining outcomes, setting goals, strategic planning, group process, evaluation, public relations, and sustainability. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.