Programmatic blueprints provide guidance on the key considerations for building and maintaining strong adult education programs and developing community-wide strategies for strengthening educational opportunity for adults. They also inform advocates and funders about the nature and extent of the support that such programs and initiatives require.
Developed by the Houston Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, and the Houston Public Library, this blueprint outlines “a strategic plan to address the systemic crisis of low adult literacy rates through coordinated, city-wide action.” It describes the impact of low literacy rates and details seven key goals with strategies, action plans, and metrics for assessing and communicating progress.
This report from the Literacy Assistance Center of New York City outlines 14 building blocks for quality adult literacy programs. It describes key elements for investment, including staff and personnel costs; student supports; materials and tools; program space and technology; and organizational management systems and support. The final section includes a sample program budget that includes a section on understanding the cost per program slot.
Building on information gathered through its Remote ESOL Project, the EdTech Center at World Education has developed a series of four resources to inform policy and practice for remote program design and implementation: Creating Equitable Access to Remote Adult ESOL, Promising Practices for Adult Remote ESOL, Key Decisions for Remote ESOL Program Design and Implementation, and The Transformation of Adult ESOL Learning – A Practice and Policy Brief.