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ERIC Number: ED214747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-4
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Regional, Rural Home ABE Program Spells Impact.
Vachon, Claude
Maine's State Division of Adult Education began setting up a regionalized Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in rural Franklin county in 1974 to serve the area's functional illiterates. Located in the building housing the Franklin County Community Action Program (CAP), linkages were developed with a large number of agencies; initially the 10 CAP outreach workers were the ABE recruiters. Literacy Volunteers of Franklin County became the nucleus of ABE's teaching staff. Later the ABE program was asked to also provide GED instruction for the area's hard core dropouts. County Commissioners and CETA began to provide financial resources in the form of revenue sharing monies and CETA recruiter-tutor positions. Last year 209 persons were reached. At May's recognition day 27 diplomas were granted; reading students also received certificates based on teacher contact hours. The greatest impact is not in grades but is in changed behavior, growth in self confidence, and improved self image. For such a program to work, it must: seek out hard core non-readers or drop outs; be brought to participants on an individualized basis; provide in-home instruction in isolated communities; and develop strong linkages with human services agencies and institutions at all levels. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Literacy Volunteers Inc; Maine (Franklin County)