ERIC Number: ED051479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Project Homebound. Final Report.
Butte Vocational-Technical Center, Montana.
Project Homebound, a pilot demonstration program in the use of volunteers as a means of attacking adult illiteracy, proved operational in Butte, Montana. Home bound instructors were divided into six teaching teams, each comprised of a certified teacher who served as team leader and designed the materials used, two teacher's aides who recruited students and prepared and taught the materials, and five volunteers who conducted classes in private homes one night each week with the teacher as support. Daily two-hour inservice training was given to both aides and volunteers by team teachers and consultants. The 22 staff members hired attended a 30-hour workshop for both staff and volunteers which emphasized the psychology and teaching of adults and the types and use of instructional materials. Homebound classes began on October 5, 1970 with 81 students and ended on June 30, 1971 with 342 students. The project was structured into three phases. Phase I was the enrollment and individual home instruction of students in organized "kitchen classes." Phase II involved the grouping of students into classes at neighborhood centers. Phase III involved the initiation of an eventual take-over by volunteers. The project proved to be an effective vehicle for adult basic education home instruction. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Butte Vocational-Technical Center, Montana.
Identifiers: Adult Education Act 1966; Project Homebound