ERIC Number: ED464255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Best Program Practices.
Saskatchewan Literacy Network, Saskatoon.
This document, which is intended for use by adult literacy programs in Saskatchewan, Canada, consists of three questionnaires. The questionnaires were developed under the guidance of Saskatchewan's 11-member Good Practice Task Force to give adult literacy programs an opportunity to reflect on their current initiatives, identify their strengths, and plan further improvements. The program questionnaire is to be completed by program staff, board, and/or advisory committee members. It contains questions devoted to program details and 13 areas for which the Good Practice Task Force developed standards to serve as guidelines for development of a uniquely Saskatchewan-based model for literacy and literacy activities and programs to meet a broad range of literacy needs and realities. The 13 areas are as follows: assessment; community-based programming; equity and diversity; partnerships and participation; learner-centered programming; planning and evaluation; content and delivery; ongoing funding; program administration; professional development; mission statements; support services; and program accountability. The questionnaires for volunteer tutors and adult learners within the program each contain questions pertaining to those quality standards that are directly relevant to tutors and learners. A 17-item glossary is provided. Appendixes present an alphabetical listing of the 13 standards and a map detailing the locations of the Best Practices Committee members. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Cooperative Planning, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standard Setting, Student Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Tutors
Saskatchewan Literacy Network, 206-220 3rd Ave South, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1, Canada ($12 Canadian). Tel: 306-653-7368; Fax: 306-653-1704; Web site: http://www.nald.ca/sklitnet.htm. For full text: http://www.nald.ca/Province/Sask/SLN/selfeval/bestprog.PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec). National Literacy Secretariat.
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Literacy Network, Saskatoon.
Identifiers - Location: Canada