ERIC Number: ED448274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
From the Margins to the Mainstream: An Action Agenda for Literacy. Guide for a Two- or Three-Hour Group Discussion and Planning Meeting.
Nash, Andy; Smith, Cristine
This guide provides step-by-step activities for facilitators to run a discussion and planning meeting with a group of people interested in learning about and taking action related to the Adult Literacy Summit Action Agenda. It is intended for groups such as literacy coalitions, program staff, state-level staff, or other governmental and nonprofit organizations involved in supporting the field of adult literacy. The guide can be used to facilitate a 2- or 3-hour session. The 2-hour session is for a group that wants to become familiar with the Summit Action Agenda and think, in general terms, about how it can help them plan for action. The 3-hour session is for a group that also wants to do concrete action planning based on the Summit Action Agenda. Introductory materials include assumptions about the meeting; the guide as a script for the facilitator; preparing for the meeting; and materials. Components of each of seven activities are title, participants (whole group, pairs, etc.), and time; purpose; materials; steps; visual aids; and facilitator note. The seven activities are (1) welcome, introductions, background; (2) Summit Action Agenda goal; (3) priorities and considerations; (4) outcomes; (5) prioritizing outcomes and actions; (6) individual and organizational action if the 2-hour version or focusing the list if the 3-hour version; and (7) planning for action. Handouts are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community Action, Educational Planning, English (Second Language), Goal Orientation, Group Activities, Group Discussion, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Student Participation, Workplace Literacy
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., Boston, MA.; National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.