ERIC Number: ED335547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and Career Choices. Final Report.
Tecumseh Consortium, Springfield, OH.
The Literacy and Career Choices program included several initiatives to address problems of illiteracy in Champaign, Clark, Greene, Madison, and Union Counties, Ohio. A special adult basic education program for deaf adults was established. Twenty-one deaf adults with basic literacy skill needs were identified, and individual service plans were established for each student. The adult basic education class was held 3 hours per day, 2 days per week. Students also received individual tutoring and training and were provided with computer-assisted remediation. Teachers provided life skills and self-esteem enhancements as well as career information and placement assistance to participants. Case studies of five students were developed, and an analysis was made of how the class affected the entire deaf community within the service area. A second initiative was establishment of a homework center for youth in Union County who were having difficulty with school and homework because of literacy problems. Twenty-six youth referred by parents, teachers, counselors, principals, and friends attended preventive literacy training classes. Another initiative was establishment of a literacy tutoring corps of senior citizens in Madison County. An external evaluation found all three projects achieved excellent coordination with other agencies involved with literacy programs and were suitable for use as models. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tecumseh Consortium, Springfield, OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Champaign County); Ohio (Clark County); Ohio (Greene County); Ohio (Madison County); Ohio (Union County)