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                THESE ARE SUMMARIES OF GENERAL SESSIONS AT THE COLLEGE READING
AND LEARNING ASSOCIATION, 28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, TEMPE, ARIZONA, APRIL 7, 1995.
                        WEATHER REPORT: 80S, BREEZE FROM THE WEST
                                NIGHTS ARE BALMY.
 
                        550 IN ATTENDANCE, LAST COUNT
 
        WE HAD ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO PROVIDE LRNASSTERS WITH SUMMARIES OF ALL
SESSIONS AT THE CONFERENCE.  GIVEN THAT THERE ARE 128 OF THESE CONCURRENT
PRESENTATIONS AND ALSO THAT THERE IS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME THAT CAN BE
DESIGNATED FOR TRANSMITTING DATA, WE FEEL PLANS WERE TOO OPTIMISTIC.
THEREFORE, A LISTING OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS TOGETHER WITH NAMES OF PRE-
SENTERS AND THEIR AFFILIATIONS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONFERENCE
AND WHEN COMPUTER TIME CAN BE DEVOTED TO THIS SERVICE.
 
        TODAY THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS WAS DELIVERED BY PETER MOSENTHAL, SYRACUSE
UNIVERSITY.  "TRANSFORMING OUR ADULT LITERACY AGENDA"
 
                                SUMMARY
 
        IMPLEMENTING COMPUTERIZED ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS, DR. MOSENTHAL INTRODUCED
A MODEL FOR "TRANSFORMING" OR "CHANGING" ADULT STUDENTS'HABITS AND ATTITUDES,
THIS TRANSFORMATION INVOLVING PARTICIPATION AND PRACTICE BY STUDENTS.  EF-      FECT
FECTING AND EVALUATING TRANSFORMATION INVOLVES ENTERTAINING TWO QUESTIONS:
 
        (1) WHAT ARE WE TRANSFORMING?
        (2) WHAT CONSTITUTES A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
 
        KEEPING THESE QUESTIONS IN FOCUS, A FORMULA TO ACHIEVE TRANSFORMATION
IS EXPRESSED IN THE FOLLOWING AGENDA:
 
        (1) PROBLEM -- IDENTIFYING THE CHANGE TO BE EFFECTED
        (2) CONDITIONS -- THE ENVIRONMENT THAT SURROUNDS THE PROBLEM
        (3) TREATMENT -- THE INTERVENTION TO BE EMPLOYED
        (4) RESULT -- THE RESULT DESIRED
        (5) PRESECRIPTION -- THE ACTIONS THAT ARE PRESCRIBED AS TREATMENT
        (6) EVALUATION -- ASSESSING WHETHER CHANGE FOR THE BETTER OCCURS.
 
        THIS AGENDA IS PRESENTED AS A MODEL FOR PROMOTING ADULT LEARNING.