ERIC Number: ED252708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Organizing a Volunteer Adult Reading Program (VARP). Second Edition.
This guide provides materials to help adult educators in organizing and developing volunteer literacy programs for the functionally illiterate adult. Introductory materials include a brief history of the Volunteer Adult Reading Program (VARP) and the philosophy and rationale of the program. A list of questions and answers follows that are intended to help in thinking through the whole process of organizing a VARP. Lists of instructions are then provided for each of the five weeks prior to the first class session. Brief instructions are also included for the eight-week VARP sessions. Extensive appendixes, amounting to approximately 50 pages, include a VARP budget; flyers and advertisements; information on a literacy council, student recruitment, and tutor recruitment; a tutor training outline; a session outline; VARP objectives; a planning schedule; literacy council job descriptions; VARP accounting procedures; information on VARP tutor training and student testing; lists of adult literacy materials; a form for VARP statistics; a tutor job description; and a tutor/student attendance contract. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Literacy Education, Program Implementation, Student Recruitment, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
West Kentucky Literacy Council, c/o Adult Learning Center, Room 206, Roy Stewart Stadium, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Murray State Univ., KY. Office of Extended Education.
Note: A few pages have blurred print.