ERIC Number: ED087399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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A Demonstration of the Interrelating of Library and Basic Education Services for Disadvantaged Adults. Final Report, Kentucky Model Center.
The Floyd County Board of Education, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, was one of four Appalachian sites selected to demonstrate the coordination of library and adult education services under a subcontract from the Appalachian Adult Education Center, funded by the Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources. The ABE-initiated coordination of services has, since September 1972, demonstrated the possibilities of service to rural disadvantaged under educated adults. The objectives designed to demonstrate such services led to: provision of bookmobile services to ABE centers, materials to ABE classes, community referral services through both agencies, student orientation to library use, mail delivery of requested materials, use of readers' profiles to determine student needs, home visits to prospective clients, and case studies of the effects of the project on the target group. The project has demonstrated how these objectives can be coordinated by ABE and a public library to provide personalized, expanded, and effective services to disadvantaged adults. (Appendixes to the report include a detailed list of project materials.) (Author)
Descriptors: Activities, Adult Basic Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Basic Skills, Bookmobiles, Case Studies, Coordination, Cost Estimates, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Library Materials, Library Services, Objectives, Program Evaluation, Reading Ability, Staff Development
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Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.