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ERIC Number: ED367888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Project Learn To Vote. A 353 Special Project. Final Report.
LVA Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council, Lebanon, PA.
A 353 demonstration project was conducted in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area to provide adult literacy students with information concerning voting in local, state, and national elections. The project had two components: (1) development and presentation of a series of three learner voting workshops; and (2) creation and presentation of a hands-on learning situation in which voting is simulated. All sessions were nonpartisan and stressed being an informed voter. The target audience was the 450 adult learners served by the Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council, 350 of whom were not registered to vote. Approximately 40-50 students participated in each workshop, and more than 100 new voters were registered. In addition, some of the students decided to become more active in the political process, especially regarding literacy issues. Workshop participants were very favorable when asked to evaluate the sessions. (The report includes workshop materials.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: LVA Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council, Lebanon, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Lancaster); Pennsylvania (Lebanon); 353 Project