ERIC Number: ED445262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Classroom Techniques, Community Programs, Cooperative Planning, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Marketing, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Reading Instruction, Resource Allocation, Staff Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Recruitment, Sustainable Development, Teacher Education
IIEP Publications, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.