ERIC Number: ED082129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Getting People to Read; Volunteer Programs That Work.
Smith, Carl B.; Fay, Leo C.
This book discusses volunteer reading programs, which have been and are being established as a result of the high illiteracy level in the United States. These programs tend to fit into three categories: (1) supportive programs which take place within the school or school system, (2) supplemental programs operated essentially from outside the school but in close cooperation with it, and (3) parallel programs outside the school which provide alternative programs for those no longer in contact with conventional schools. The tutoring is on an individual or small group level. Volunteer tutors are individuals from all fields, with a common interest in helping others learn to read. Chapters discuss: preschool, elementary, and thirteen-plus programs; operating principles and patterns; how to succeed with individual learners; and recommendations to assist the development and expansion of volunteer forces in the field of reading. (LL)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, High School Students, Illiteracy, Individual Instruction, Individualized Reading, Preschool Children, Program Development, Reading Centers, Reading Development, Reading Programs, Tutorial Programs, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 245 East 47th Street, New York, N. Y. 10017 ($8.95 cloth, $2.95 paper)
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Authoring Institution: National Book Committee, Inc., New York, NY.