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ERIC Number: ED078234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 57
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LEADER: Literacy Education Assistance for the Development of Educational Resources. A Handbook for Organizers of Basic Reading Programs for Adults and Teenagers.
Colvin, Ruth J.
Guidance for leaders of a volunteer group working to combat adult illiteracy in a given community is provided in practical detail. In Chapter 1, Problems of Illiteracy, the results of an interview poll with a sample population of Americans 16 years of age and older show that there are 21,000,000 adults in the United States whose skills are not even "survival" reading skills, and a million and a half of these adults are totally illiterate. Chapter 2, Volunteers and Volunteerism, discusses why volunteer tutors are needed, why many potential students need a one-to-one teacher-student situation, why people volunteer, why volunteers teach reading in a tutorial setting, and why an organization for volunteer tutors should be started. Chapter 3 described the organization process under the heading of The Nucleus Leadership Group. In Chapter 4, Presenting the Problem of Illiteracy, discussions center around statistics on local illiteracy, determining illiteracy in your locality, survey of community adult basic education, survey of community needs with existing agencies, human interest stories, suggesting a solution to a problem, and requesting sponsorship. Chapter 5, Organization of Literacy Program Leadership, presents charts of a simple and of a more complex literacy organization. Job descriptions for each of the positions shown on the charts are provided. An application form for trainees in a teacher training workshop and initial student report and annual student report forms are included, as is a supervisor's or teacher's report form and a diploma. Chapter 6, Evaluation of a Good Volunteer Literacy Program, provides an evaluation check list. (DB)
Follett Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois (no price quoted)
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Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers, Inc., Syracuse, NY.