ERIC Number: ED427176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Adult Education Section 353 Special Demonstration Projects. Project Abstracts for the Fiscal Year 1997-1998.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
This document contains project abstracts for 29 adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) demonstration programs that were conducted in Pennsylvania in 1997-1998 through grants funded under Section 353 of the Adult Education Act. Each abstract includes the following: project name, number, purpose, impact, outcomes, conclusions/recommendations, project continuation and/or future implications, product(s); project director, and descriptors. Among the project topics are the following: school-to-work for adults; adult educators in the workplace; alternate high school diploma program; adult practitioner excellence; intercommunication support in adult education; building communities for learning; relative effectiveness of open entry/open exit classes and closed entry classes that require attendance; cooperative learning staff development; English-as-a-second-language institute; promising ABLE practices; from jail to job; Pennsylvania Action Research Network; Pennsylvania Adult Literacy Practitioner Inquiry Network; preparing adult educators for a "work first" instructional model necessitated by welfare reform; promoting student retention through student support groups; rural co-options for lifelong learning implementation; a special needs survey; statewide staff development regarding adults with learning differences; success stories from ABLE; technology in adult school-to-work; transmission of data through technology; comprehensive welfare-to-work model for adult literacy providers; and Pennsylvania's Adult Basic and Literacy Education Professional Development Newsletter. (MN)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Learning, Correctional Education, County Programs, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Flexible Progression, High School Equivalency Programs, Institutes (Training Programs), Integrated Curriculum, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Newsletters, Open Education, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Rural Areas, Rural Education, School Holding Power, Social Support Groups, Special Needs Students, Staff Development, State Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Guides, Welfare Reform
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania