Visually Impaired Trainers, 10/11/01
International Papers on ABE and Technology from
Janet Smith, 10/19/01
Workers Certification, 10/30/01
Search of an Elite
Group of 100 Trainers
October 11, 2001
Do you have
teachers who work with visually impaired adult learners? Do they have
Foundation for the Blind is looking for an Elite Group of 100 trainers who will
potentially change the way literacy instruction is delivered to adults who are
visually impaired and have low literacy skills.
professionals and adult basic education professionals with previous experience
presenting at conferences and/or providing in-service training on topics related
to adult literacy should apply. All
applicants must be prepared to have their names posted on national web sites and
to be recommended by peers and supervisors to do future training.
Please forward this message and the
attached invitation from the American Foundation for the Blind "Bridging
the Gap" Literacy Project to folks in your state who might be interested in
becoming a trainer.
up the good work. Let me know when
we can help.
Papers on ABE and
Technology from Janet Smith (NCAL)
October 19, 2001
Janet Smith at NCAL: "Several
papers presented at the Experts Roundtable: University and
Technology-for-Literacy/Basic Education Partnership in Developing Countries (UTLP),
OECD/CERI, Paris, Sept. 10-12, 2001 are now available online from the
International Literacy Institute, University of Pennsylvania/Graduate School of
Education. Titles and authors include the following:
Adult Basic Education, Open and Lifelong Learning and New Technology: Resources
for Change in Developing Countries? Some thoughts from Namibia" by Tony
Roundtable: University and Technology-for-Literacy/Basic Education Partnership
in Developing Countries (UTLP): Roundtable Overview" by Mohamed Maamouri
and Dan Wagner http://literacy.org/products/ili/pdf/UTLPmaamouri.pdf
Functions of Higher Education and ICT to Achieve Education for All" by
Bikas C. Sanyal http://literacy.org/products/ili/pdf/UTLPsanyal.pdf
Education, Development and Costs: A Third Look at the Educational Crisis"
by Hilary Perraton http://literacy.org/products/ili/pdf/UTLPperraton.pdf
direct all questions to Janet Smith, National Center on Adult Literacy,
University of Pennsylvania at email@example.com."
may want to forward these to your adult education technology/distance learning
leadership in your state.
October 30, 2001
have often talked about the desirability of work-based skills certificates that
document and benchmark workers' knowledge, skills, and ability.
you have such certification?
The American Institute for Research has a DAEL contract to determine the
extent to which such certification systems are either in place or being planned.
attached survey (maximum 10 questions) provides the baseline information.
Even if you have no plan for such a system, please complete the first 4
or 5 questions so they will have a gauge of the field.
the survey directly to Julia MacMillan at the address at the end of page two.
To receive a copy of the survey email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Natural Resource For Adult Education State Directors and their Staff Members
Dr. Lennox L. McLendon, Executive Director