ERIC Number: ED255759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation Study of Project LEARN. Students and Tutors 1982-1984.
Pasch, Marvin; Oakley, Nancy
A study examined the characteristics and attitudes of tutors and students involved in Project LEARN, an adult literacy program affiliated with the Interchurch Council of Greater Cleveland, Ohio. Data for the study were obtained from several sources, including a mail questionnaire administered to all 183 tutors involved in the project, a longer questionnaire administered to 148 of the tutors, pretests completed by all 181 students participating in the program, posttests completed by students after receiving 50 hours of tutoring, telephone interviews conducted with 100 students, and monthly calendars kept by students. Although unsure about the future prospects of their students becoming independent readers, the tutors seemed confident of their teaching ability. Most tutors believed that students' limited ability or learning handicaps are serious impediments to reading improvement and requested additional diagnostic information on students, more supplementary materials, and ongoing training as well as more preliminary training. Students called for more interesting and advanced materials, more convenient meeting times and places, and additional counseling assistance. Both students and tutors were highly satisfied with their experiences in Project LEARN and generally agreed that the longer students participate in the program, the greater its impact on them. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project LEARN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, April 1985).