ERIC Number: ED329932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
University of South Carolina Student Literacy Corps Project.
Herrmann, Beth Ann
The primary purpose of the Student Literacy Corps Project is to: (1) improve the literacy skills of approximately 200 educationally disadvantaged children and increase the parents' involvement in their children's literacy development; (2) provide a tutoring experience for approximately 45 undergraduate students and a coaching experience for approximately 25 graduate students; and (3) improve the quality of staff development provided for approximately 25 middle school in-service teachers dealing with educationally disadvantaged students. The project is also designed to foster collaborative efforts among university professors, school principals, in-service teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students. During the first year (1990-91), 22 undergraduate students, enrolled in a year-long literacy course, are engaged in initiating an after-school Literacy Enrichment Tutoring Program for 96 educationally disadvantaged children (in grades one through nine) and the children's parents. The undergraduate tutors are coached and mentored by nine graduate students enrolled in a year-long literacy course. Twelve in-service teachers enrolled in a year-long school-based staff development literacy course are observing and/or participating in the literacy program. During the second year (1991-92), a second cohort of teachers and undergraduate and graduate students will initiate another program in a second school. The project employs multiple data sources to address specific program objectives. (Eleven appendixes consisting of teacher, student, and parent questionnaires or evaluation measures are attached.) (RS)
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Literacy, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Supplementary Education, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Carolina; Student Literacy Corps
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (40th, Miami, FL, November 27-December 1, 1990).