ERIC Number: ED427213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Building Communities for Learning. Final Report. Fiscal Year 1997-98.
Sherow, Sheila M.
This document consists of a final report and two manuals developed by the Pennsylvania State Coalition for Adult Literacy's Building Communities for Learning (BCL) project, which worked to improve the delivery of adult basic and literacy education services through interagency collaboration and community-based planning at the local level. The final report discusses the following outcomes: five sites received training and technical assistance, established community-based planning groups, and are in the process of developing interagency collaboration; four sites started earlier received ongoing support; clients are being served more effectively and efficiently in local systems of services that are capable of meeting the multiple needs of adult learners; clients are entering programs quickly, can navigate among services easily, and are having their many needs met through a range of coordinated services; sites report that adult learners are less frustrated and, as a result, client participation and retention in programs are increasing. The attached strategic planning manual presents strategies for building community collaboration. The second manual describes 12 fundamental tasks for establishing a community-based planning group. (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.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.