ERIC Number: ED086893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Training and Use of Volunteer Recruiters in Adult Basic Education Programs. Alabama III (Huntsville) Module. Final Report. Issue 3.
Griffin, Bobbie L.; Blankenship, A. Ray
The Huntsville Module proposed a model program for the training and use of volunteer recruiters that could be used in other Adult Basic Education (ABE) systems in the Appalachian area; specifically, to (1) define procedures for identification and selection of volunteers, (2) provide an eighteen-hour training program, (3) compare recruitment and retention of students with those not receiving volunteer services, and (4) define strengths and weaknesses of recruiters in relating to undereducated adults and influencing ABE enrollment. Thirty-eight carefully selected volunteers attended twelve training sessions before their door-to-door recruitment of non-readers; this personal approach brought students into the programs's lower levels and held the withdrawals to 24 percent, compared to a 43 percent rate in the control group. (Components of the Appalachian ABE Demonstration Center are detailed, and a 20-page annotated bibliography of educational materials given. Fifty pages of appendixes include an evaluation chart for selection of volunteers, agendas for training workshops, student recruitment handouts, evaluation forms.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Annotated Bibliographies, Continuing Education Centers, Disadvantaged, Individualized Instruction, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Selection, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huntsville City Schools, AL.; Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.