ERIC Number: ED186774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Adult Literacy Program Handbook: A Compilation of Reading Academy Program Experiences.
Montez, Andres R., Ed.; Thom, Stephen, Comp.
Intended for use by individuals involved in the operation of adult literacy programs, this handbook is a compilation of the successful operational procedures that some of the directors of the Right to Read Reading Academies have used in administering their respective programs. It also attempts to address the programmatic concerns that program directors have on a daily basis as they operate their programs. The handbook suggests procedures, ideas, and materials for those functions that are particular to adult literacy programs that operate on limited budgets and make extensive use of volunteers as reading tutors. The writers of the seventeen chapters, at the time of writing, were active project directors of Reading Academies in various parts of the country. Chapter topics include (1) initial operating procedures; (2) development of job descriptions; (3) community support and mobilization; (4) budget planning and management; (5) management of volunteers; (6) supervising volunteers; (7) recruitment of volunteers; (8) retention of volunteers; (9) recruitment and retention of clients; (10) client referrals; (11) staff development; (12) instructional materials; (13) teaching English as a foreign language; (14) enrichment activities; (5) recordkeeping--forms; (16) evaluation; and (17) continuation strategies. (BM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Program Administration, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recordkeeping, Recruitment, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, Supervision
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 017-080-01917-5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.