ERIC Number: ED087401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Demonstration of the Interrelating of Library and Basic Education Services For Disadvantaged Adults. Final Report, West Virginia Model Center.
The West Virginia project has, in the past year, tried to establish definitive areas of mutual responsibility and to develop specific objectives towards coordinating public libraries and Adult Basic Education (ABE). Specific objectives designed to coordinate services included community agency referral, selection of materials, identification of the information material needs of ABE students and teachers, recruitment, inter-agency cooperation, library orientation transportation for ABE students. Gaining the support of local decision-makers was also considered basic to the success of the project. Five ABE classes and four learning centers with a total of approximately 200 adults in designated areas of Cabell, Wayne and Putnam counties participated in the project. An average of 35 ABE teachers were either directly or indirectly a part of the year's program. The Western Counties Library, six branches and two bookmobiles, cooperated with the model center to make service more effective. The project services to ABE centers were provided on a continual basis since West Virginia ABE classes and learning centers operate on a year-round basis. (This report describes activities, analyzes the data, and explains what happened as a result of coordination and expansion of services. All evidential materials are included in the latter half of the report.) (Author)
Descriptors: Activities, Adult Basic Education, Case Studies, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Information Services, Library Services, Library Surveys, Objectives, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Staff Orientation, Student Needs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.