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ERIC Number: ED047237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 13
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Project to Utilize Volunteers in Eliminating Adult Illiteracy: Butte, Montana.
Keltz, Dave; Milligan, Bill
A demonstration was designed in Butte, Montana, to experiment with the use of volunteers in a homebound method of adult basic education in urban areas. A two week intensive training session was conducted for six trained teachers, twelve teacher aides, and thirty volunteers. These were divided into teams composed of a teacher, two teacher aides, and five volunteers and assigned to different areas of Butte. The volunteers would offer an ABE class in a private home once a week with the help of the teacher--using materials prepared by the teacher aides. Continuous inservice training would be given to both aides and volunteers by certified teachers and consultants. A followup study was conducted in November, 1970, to ascertain that student needs were being met adequately. The overall response to the Homebound Program was favorable. A survey of need in Butte has shown that the project should enlarge its curriculum to serve adults with less than high school education. (PT)
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
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