ERIC Number: ED086892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Appalachian Right to Read Community Based Centers.
Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.
This report presents objectives, activities, and results of the three Appalachian Right to Read Community Based Centers from May, 1972 to August, 1973. The primary function of the Centers has been to demonstrate direct home instruction, by paraprofessionals, of individually prescribed reading instruction to isolated rural Appalachian adults and their families. The Centers served 103 families, including more than fifty pre-schoolers, with six paraprofessionals, at a cost per family of approximately $394. The report outlines development of a county-side learning center facility, recruitment and training of indigenous paraprofessional teachers, coordinating the learning center-home study model with a developing public community school, reading-readiness instruction for parents of pre-schoolers, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of adult basic education home study as a route in recruiting adults to recurring education in the community school. Twenty brief case studies are included. (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Agency Cooperation, Annual Reports, Continuing Education Centers, Coordination, Disadvantaged, Dropouts, Education Service Centers, Home Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Rural Education, Rural Family, Supplementary Education, Teacher Education
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.