ERIC Number: ED436681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Equipped for the Future Program Materials.
National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
This packet consists of materials related to Equipped for the Future (EFF), a national, customer-driven, grassroots, standards-based adult literacy system reform initiative of the National Institute for Literacy. "EFF Background Materials" compares the traditional and EFF views of what adults need to know and explains what EFF standards are designed to do. "Framework Pieces" provides maps for an adult's primary roles--citizen/community member, parent/family member, and worker--that highlight broad areas of responsibility and key activities for each area and a table of common activities to carry out the roles with related activities for each. "EFF Standards" contains the 16 standards, divided into communication, decision-making, interpersonal, and lifelong learning skills; common activities are listed for each standard. "Tools for Explaining EFF" describes quality EFF lessons and lists information sources and EFF partners. The premier issue of "The EFF Voice" includes reports on 12 states that have been participating in the EFF field development process since 1998 and on many other programs and states that have begun incorporating EFF into adult education, family literacy, and welfare-to-work activities; an EFF overview that covers standards and content framework; and list of EFF resources. Overviews are provided for three programs that use EFF: Adult Learning Center, Atkinson, Maine; Adult Basic Literacy Education program, Canton, Ohio; and Project READ San Mateo of the San Mateo Public Library, California. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citizen Role, Communication Skills, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Family Literacy, Family Role, Field Tests, Interpersonal Competence, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Staff Role, Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.