ERIC Number: ED427234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare-to-Work. A Comprehensive Manual for Adult Literacy Providers. Final Report.
Cort, Maureen; Krouse, Nancy; Gonzalez, Manuel
This document begins with a report describing a Northampton Community College project to develop a manual to help adult literacy providers understand how they fit into welfare reform. The accompanying manual consists of four sections corresponding to the project's four objectives. Section 1, intended to enable adult literacy providers to understand the welfare system, covers the following: welfare reform legislation, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, funding sources for welfare reform programs, and Human Resource Investment Council. Section 2 contains an inventory for administrators to assess their programs in order to understand how an adult literacy provider can be a significant participant in the welfare reform arena. Section 3 assists adult literacy providers in connecting with other providers by stating the rationale for collaboration and providing an administrator's self-assessment collaboration questionnaire and model collaborative effort. Section 4 is designed to help providers develop new curriculum models that integrate basic skills with the requirements of welfare reform. It includes the following: rationale for basic skills; entry-level job/skill requirements table; sample syllabi, course outlines, and student competency checklists; list of vendors of pertinent work force materials; and community resources. Appendixes include the following: outline of Act 35, state welfare legislation; model welfare-to-work programs; comparison of educational welfare-to-work programs; list of providers; and transparency masters on collaboration. The manual contains 11 references, 4 website addresses, 9 resource persons, and a glossary of acronyms. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA. Adult Literacy Div.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania