ERIC Number: ED329659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Recruiting Adult Nonreaders from the Inner City. A Summary Report of the Activities of Project LINC: Literacy Improvement Needs Collaboration.
Connecticut Coalition for Literacy.; Bridgeport Public Schools, CT.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
A 2-year demonstration project called Literacy Improvement Needs Collaboration (LINC) was conducted in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to stimulate greater minority participation in local literacy programs. Project LINC's overall goal was to increase participation of adult students and tutors from the black community by using two general strategies: direct involvement of community representatives and leaders in all phases of program planning and service delivery, and multiple recruitment methods, focused primarily within neighborhood churches. In general, these approaches were successful. Some of the results were the following: (1) 381 mostly black participants went through the LINC intake process, with 117 students enrolled in LINC tutorial classes and the rest referred to other programs; (2) of the 117 LINC students, 85 (75 percent) were still receiving instruction at the end of the project; and (3) 59 volunteers were trained as tutors, with 85 percent still participating at the end of the project. (Appendix includes a copy of the pretest, reading/listening inventory, oral reading test, and volunteer registration form used in the project.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Gannett Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Coalition for Literacy.; Bridgeport Public Schools, CT.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: Connecticut (Bridgeport)