ERIC Number: ED188107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Philadelphia Story.
Farmer, Marjorie; And Others
This document presents reports on the major components of the Pennsylvania Comprehensive Reading/Communication Arts Plan devised to provide literacy instruction at all educational levels in Philadelphia. Marjorie Farmer presents an overview of the program, and Peggy Glover reports on services provided at the Free Library of Philadelphia, including the provision of easy reading literature, specially trained librarians, adult education specialists, adult basic education and GED classes, counseling services, and adult learning centers. Marguerite M. Farley describes a program using television, including broadcast and videocassette instruction, a language arts/reading program using commercial broadcasts, and the use of radio and television to foster intergenerational discussion. Joan B. Myers discusses such formal and informal school library programs as training in library use for grades K-12, a program for parents to read to children, a dial-a-teacher homework assistance program for parents, and a readers' marathon. (DF)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Commercial Television, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Reading Programs, School Community Relationship, School Libraries, Self Help Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Note: Papers presented at the White House Conference on Library Information Services (Reston, VA, April 1-4, 1979).