ERIC Number: ED439238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
FOCUS: Sharing Successful Projects. Final Report, FY 1998-1999. A 353 Special Demonstration Project.
Royce and Royce, Inc., Lancaster, PA.
This final report describes the FOCUS project, which published 5 bulletins featuring reviews of 26 exemplary adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) projects from Pennsylvania and 8 states; undertook a feasibility study that reviewed 41 projects; produced a revised recruitment brochure; and revised a workshop. Next are the following four project products: (1) feasibility reports that focus on the 4 feasibility studies undertaken on assessment (review of 9 projects), recruitment and retention (review of 12 projects), English as a second language (review of 8 projects), and learner-based curriculum resources (review of 12 projects); (2) descriptions of the projects reviewed, suggestions for modifications, and comments regarding their potential use; (3) a brochure that is a revision of one that accompanied the 1991 promotional video; and (4) suggestions for revision of the "Understanding Our Youngest Students" workshop. Appendixes contain: the FOCUS Bulletins and focus forms; training outlines, a resource list, and workshop evaluation form; adolescent development handouts; curriculum-based assessment handouts; instructional strategies handouts; and Barnes & Noble Web site resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Curriculum, Demonstration Programs, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Information Dissemination, Learner Controlled Instruction, Literacy Education, School Holding Power, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Student Role, Success, Teacher Workshops
AdvancE, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Tel: 717-783-9192. 333 Market Street, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.
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: Royce and Royce, Inc., Lancaster, PA.