ERIC Number: ED427222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Pennsylvania Adult Literacy Practitioner Inquiry Network: Building Capacity, Strengthening Links. Final Report for Program Year 1997-1998.
The Pennsylvania Adult Literacy Practitioner Inquiry Network (PALPIN) was developed to improve the practice of adult literacy teachers, tutors, and program administrators throughout Pennsylvania. The project to develop PALPIN was initiated in 1995-1996. The primary objectives for the PALPIN project's third program year were as follows: adapt and refine the conceptual framework that had underpinned the Adult Literacy Practitioner Inquiry Project in Philadelphia; build the capacity of individual practitioners and programs to implement practitioner inquiry as a staff development strategy; cultivate practitioner inquiry leadership around the state so that the spread of inquiry as an approach to professional development would not always be dependent on Philadelphia-based expertise; support and strengthen a statewide network of practitioners engaged in inquiry activities; and work toward a model for statewide delivery of practitioner inquiry as a professional development model. During PALPIN's 1997-1998 program year, a northwest/southwest inquiry group was established, a 4-day Fall Inquiry Institute was conducted for practitioners throughout the state, a leadership institute was developed and implemented to foster inquiry leadership development, PALPIN's on-line telecommunication capabilities were expanded significantly, a midwinter PALPIN conference was held, and a guide to support practitioners (the "Inquiry Facilitator's Handbook) was developed. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania