ERIC Number: ED427218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
FOCUS on Promising Practices. Final Report.
A newsletter titled "Focus" was published to disseminate significant current or previous Section 353 special demonstration projects in Pennsylvania. The project involved a review of previous exemplary projects, validation of 49 significant projects, and dissemination of them. Twenty special projects from Pennsylvania and the nation were selected as exemplary based on a five-point scale for innovation, effectiveness, adaptability, and quality of final report. Six additional projects with outstanding components were accorded an honorable mention. The following topics were featured in 1998 Focus bulletins: family literacy, program improvement, staff development, special populations, and life skills. The project validated 49 projects previously identified as exemplary, including 24 that needed no revision, in the following areas: English as a second language, counseling, life skills, program improvement, workplace, and staff development. A readers' survey included in the May issue of Focus yielded a 6% response, indicating a 92% favorable rating for the publication. (The five Focus bulletins are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: 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: Royce and Royce, Inc., Lancaster, PA.