[AAACE-NLA] Ideas for grants?
jfritsch at roe17.k12.il.us
Thu Mar 9 12:24:17 EST 2006
One of the most effective programs that I have experienced in many years in
adult education is the Even Start program. It has been cut by 56% at the
federal level. How about some grant funds that could focus on parent and
child learning together? This type of program is also ripe for lots of
different kinds of research into the impact of family literacy on the
child, the parent and the family as a whole.
GED/Adult Literacy Program
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Normal, IL 61761
At 10:40 AM 3/9/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>I have been asked by the group I work for to come up with some ideas
>that if funded (modestly) would increase adult literacy.
>I would like to give the group some answers from the field--that's you.
> There are absolutely no guarantees that any grants would be funded,
>but the request is there.
>So please tell me, on this list or write to me personally
>(andreawilder at comcast.net) about any ideas you have. I am thinking of
>the ideas as potential plugs for adult literacy holes, rather than as
>an overhaul, in part because the field is linked up now, from state to
>Grant ideas could come in many forms, from research information, to
>teaching teachers,. to gathering info on the economic returns on
>investment, to simple but powerful study designs, to a conference that
>would unite different providers around a single topic. We should be
>able to build on that.
>Again, there is no guarantee that the grants will lead to action, but
>the request has been made. I will be away for a couple of days so
>won't be able to answer questions. A couple of people getting
>together over one topic sounds fine to me--think synergy, or even a
>list of priorities that many agree on would be helpful. Please include
>reasons for your suggestions.
>I am thinking of next Friday, March 17, as a deadline for ideas from
>this list serv. i will post this on the NIFL list servs, also, when I
>The GOAL, or better yet, the PURPOSE towards which we are all heading
>has seemed a bit amorphous to me--that is, there are a variety of ways
>to think about the PURPOSE of our efforts.. I think you should include
>that. Any practical hole-plugging ideas that can be implemented seem
>best to me. Goal and purpose are different--a GOAL is like a stepping
>stone on the way to a larger PURPOSE..
>I hope I haven't been too long-winded on this request.
>Thanks very much.
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