ERIC Number: ED437557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Equipped for the Future Content Standards. What Adults Need To Know and Be Able To Do in the 21st Century.
This document presents the Equipped for the Future Framework (EFF) content standards that were developed over a 6-year period by hundreds of adult education practitioners, experts, and others nationwide to create a working consensus on what adults need to know and be able to do in the 21st century. Chapter 1 defines adult literacy for the 21st century. Discussed in chapters 2-5 are: building the EFF (fundamental purposes for learning, planning grants, constructing role maps, linking skills to effective performance, common activities, generative skills, from skills to standards); the EFF standards and how they work (4 categories of EFF skills, using the 16 EFF standards to assess performance); teaching and learning with the EFF (3 case studies); and a starting point for standards-based system reform (building consensus on results; aligning the system; reform at the classroom, program and system levels.) Seventy-seven footnotes to chapters 1-5 are listed. Appendixes constituting approximately 30% of the document contain the following information: EFF framework; role maps; common activities matrix; EFF content standards; documentation templates; lists of the EFF development partners and 1999-2000 Equipped for the Future Team members; and sources of additional information on EFF. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society), Grants, Learning Processes, Literacy Education, Models, National Standards, Performance Based Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Skill Development, Strategic Planning, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Note: For the EFF program materials, see ED 436 681. For EFF reports, see ED 410 402, ED 405 464, and ED 384 792.