ERIC Number: ED439237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Building Communities for Learning. Program Evaluation Report and BCL Case Studies, Fiscal Year 1998-1999.
Sherow, Sheila M.
The Pennsylvania State Coalition for Adult Literacy's Building Communities for Learning (BCL) Project was conducted to improve the delivery of adult basic and literacy education services through interagency collaboration and community-based planning at the local level. The project awarded community-based planning grants to locales through a competitive request for proposals process, and provided training and ongoing technical assistance to grant recipients to help them develop community-based planning groups and interagency collaboration. As a result, three additional sites were awarded BCL grants, received training and technical assistance, and are in the process of developing interagency collaborations. There are now 13 active BCL sites and all are beginning to see positive outcomes as a result of interagency collaboration and community-based planning efforts. Clients are being served more effectively and efficiently and are, therefore, less frustrated with the system, leading to increases in client participation and retention. The BCL Project will continue to assist communities in establishing interagency collaboration to improve the delivery of adult basic and literacy education services. (Case studies of seven sites selected as representative of the project were compiled through evaluation methods that included questionnaires and self-assessments and are included.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Community Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Environment, Institutional Cooperation, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship
Advance State Literacy Resource Center, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Floor 11, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-783-9192; Web site: http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/pde/able/slre.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania