ERIC Number: ED337053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteers for Literacy Grant. Final Report.
A program to develop volunteer literacy programs in Cochise County (Arizona) is reported. The Department of Education grant, administered by the county library system, primarily provided for volunteer coordinator salaries and purchase of computer software for job skills centers. Coordinators were hired for six towns. The report outlines the program's broad goals and five specific objectives, the ways in which those goals and objectives were to be met, the process of program evaluation, and evaluation results. Program objectives included: (1) recruitment of paid part-time volunteer coordinators; (2) support of local literacy councils in tutor training, development of publicity packets, coordinator supervision and training, liaison between boards and coordinators, developing a student evaluation process in cooperation with a local college, and purchase of materials; (3) local library involvement in making reading materials available, serving as a contact point, and publicizing the program; (4) library system provision of literacy materials, including books and tapes; and (5) providing computer-assisted literacy training at a local private industry council skills center. The last objective was not met due to an administrative change. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cochise County Library District, Bisbee, AZ.
Identifiers: Arizona (Cochise County)