ERIC Number: ED439244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Training Development and Implementation. Final Report, Fiscal Year 1998-1999.
TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
This project continued a 2-year project that had focused on development and implementation of training in content areas needed by staff from ABLE (Adult Basic and Literacy Education)-funded agencies in Pennsylvania. The project continued to coordinate the review and selection of training materials for professional development in designated content areas. The project also continued to coordinate closely with the regional Professional Development Centers in the state to train new trainers and support new and experienced trainers in the delivery of new and existing content modules. Existing modules, pilot-tested during the previous project year, were refined according to feedback from trainers. A research-based guide for literacy practitioners serving adults with learning disabilities was reviewed by content experts and components were recommended for addition to the module training offerings. Four new modules, focusing on adults with learning disabilities and test instruments, were developed. Training was offered to assist ABLE-funded agencies to make informed choices about assessment instruments. The project trained 24 trainers to deliver the four new modules, as well as three of the original five modules. A total of 1,065 participants attended 85 module trainings throughout the state. The project recommended that, in future years, project efforts should focus on institutionalizing these training systems, while allowing them to evolve to meet the needs of trainers in the field. (A review of modules is appended.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Material Development, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, State Programs, Trainers
Advance, 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/slrc.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: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania