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ERIC Number: ED508595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 134
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
How Are We Doing? An Inquiry Guide for Adult Education Programs
Bingman, Beth
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
What difference are we making? How do we know? How can we show it? These questions about program performance are asked by adult literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers, program administrators, and funders. This guide is designed to be used by local adult education programs to facilitate a systematic inquiry process answering these kinds of questions. In this process, program staff take part in activities that involve them in identifying and clarifying program goals, examining current documentation processes, addressing the challenges of performance accountability and outcomes documentation at the program level. They produce a number of documents that their program can use (a) to make a decision about implementing ongoing improvement work and (b) to conduct this ongoing work. The guide includes: (1) an introduction for the facilitator; (2) a step-by-step guide to facilitating the six sessions; and (3) reproducible materials for participants. Appendices include: (1) Participants' Materials; (2) Suggestions for Facilitators; and (3) Accessing State Plans. ["How Are We Doing? An Inquiry Guide for Adult Education Programs" was written with Olga Ebert.]
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. Tel: 617-482-9485; e-mail: ncsall@worlded.org; Web site: http://www.ncsall.net
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy