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ERIC Number: ED448274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.