ERIC Number: ED050856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Appalachia News; Mississippi State Module. Final Report.
Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Basic Education Demonstration Center.
The Appalachian area of Mississippi is inhabited by a great number of adults who have never read a newspaper. Although numerous newspapers are printed within Appalachia, many adults cannot comprehend the local newspapers. The problems of non-communication, low educational level, and isolation of these people are concerns of the Itawamba Junior College (IJC) Adult Education Department, which received a grant from the Appalachian Adult Basic Education Demonstration Center to implement a low-reading-level newspaper to be distributed in the 20 counties of Mississippi Appalachia. Thus, the first edition of 500 copies was printed on February 16, 1970. In March, a training session was held to orient teachers to uses of this type of newspaper. The number of copies was then increased to 2000 so that each Adult Basic Education (ABE) student in Mississippi Appalachia could receive a newspaper to be used as supplemental reading material. In conclusion, the "Appalachia News" has been widely accepted. Numerous requests have been received for the paper from teachers and organizations located outside of Mississippi Appalachia, and 5500 copies of the paper are being mailed to adult educators and students in Mississippi Appalachia and in 34 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. (Author/AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult and Vocational Research.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Basic Education Demonstration Center.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Mississippi