ERIC Number: ED098393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Right-To-Read for Adults. Final Report.
Adams, Kathlyn C.
Designed by the Monroe County Library System as a cooperative venture with Model Cities and the Adult Basic Education Department of the City School District of Rochester, New York, the project explored the feasibility of using socially oriented programs and area canvass by library aides to uncover communication needs and recruit enrolless for an area adult basic education program. Monroe County, New York, was estimated to have more than 20,000 functionally illiterate adults from divergent backgrounds. The report covers: recruitment and training of the library aides, development of the advisory task force, types of programs sponsored, evaluation methods, and a discussion of the difficulties inherent and experienced in a multiagency venture. Although funding by the Adult Basic Education unit became unavailable in the early stages, similar objectives of encouraging adult basic education participation in general and providing aid to such programs with library materials and support were devised. It was found that cooperative funding efforts require careful consideration, skillful coordination, and a maintenance of effort to insure maximum functioning. The most important development of the project was the continuing interaction between the library and the involved agencies. Three-fourths of the document consists of appendixes of locally used promotional material. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Monroe County Library System, Rochester, NY.
Note: Some of the appendix material is marginally legible