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ERIC Number: ED445262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-803-1168-9
Planning Learner-Centred Adult Literacy Programmes. Fundamentals of Educational Planning 58.
Malone, Susan E.; Arnove, Robert F.
This booklet, which is intended for individuals engaged in educational planning and administration, senior government officials, and policymakers in developing and developed countries alike, provides guidance regarding planning, implementing, and administering learner-centered adult literacy programs. Chapter 1 examines the following topics related to the importance of literacy and planning: literacy and its role in development; planning and implementation as a cyclical process; and planning, implementation, and management as a participatory process. The following are among the aspects of preliminary decision making discussed in Chapter 2: decisions about program goals and objectives; decisions about program size and scope; decisions about the language(s) of instruction; and decisions about the types of literacy classes that will be established. Chapter 3 outlines strategies for program implementation and maintenance that deal with the following areas of activity: preliminary research; promotion; recruiting and training literacy personnel; developing curricula; developing and producing reading materials; and evaluation. Chapter 4 considers the following features of sustainable literacy programs: (1) wise use of human, material, and financial resources; (2) cooperative relationships among supporting agencies; (3) institutionalized infrastructures; and (4) opportunities for ongoing education. The bibliography lists 31 references. (MN)
IIEP Publications, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.