ERIC Number: ED333211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Young Adult Reading Project. Pre-Vocational Skills, 16-21 Year-Olds.
This procedures manual reports on the Young Adult Reading Project, which provides a combination of job preparation, literacy skills, and self-esteem to improve reading, math, and job readiness skills for Lexington, Kentucky residents aged 16-21 who read below the eighth-grade level. Tutors are trained to design lessons based on students' goals. The personal relationship between tutors and students helps participants overcome their fear and dislike of the learning situation. Recruitment is done through Operation Read channels: (1) newspapers; (2) television; (3) radio; (4) word-of-mouth; (5) referral from family and friends; (6) referral from other social agencies; and (7) door-to-door recruitment. Students are screened using a combination of a criterion-referenced test, Slosson Oral Reading Test, and other measures. Students' progress is also assessed using the Slosson posttest. Greater involvement with potential employers will be fostered for future programs. (Six appendices are included: (1) interest inventory; (2) student information sheet; (3) list of instructional materials; (4) student progress record and time sheet; (5) program evaluation and statistics; and (6) Young Adult Reading Project task force.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Operation Read, Inc., Lexington, KY.
Identifiers: Kentucky (Fayette County); Slosson Oral Reading Test