ERIC Number: ED096973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
Library - ABE (Adult Basic Education) Project. Final Report.
The federally funded Library-ABE project in Floyd County, Kentucky was designed to demonstrate the cooperation of public libraries and adult basic education (ABE) programs in providing services and materials which would enhance the education of the ABE student. Many adult students were introduced to public library services for the first time through the use of a bookmobile and a visit to the local regional library. The bookmobile also delivered print and nonprint materials to ABE classes and made door-to-door visits to recruit disadvantaged adults for ABE classes and encourage them to use the library. ABE teachers and librarians worked together to compile reading lists appropriate to the students. The project was deemed a success in improving the attitudes of disadvantaged adults toward both the library and ABE programs. The bulk of this report consists of comments by library staff and ABE teachers and students, plus a breakdown of program costs and an annotated bibliography of project materials, arranged according to the Life Coping Skills categories of the Appalachian Adult Education Center. (SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.; Floyd County Public Schools, Prestonsburg, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky