ERIC Number: ED105276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteer Adult Basic Reading Tutorial Program: Final Special Demonstration Project Report.
Literacy Volunteers, Inc., Syracuse, NY.
A demonstration project established eight self-supporting, volunteer-staffed adult basic reading tutorial programs in Connecticut, seven in Massachusetts, and one in central New York city. Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) tutors also helped adult basic education students, tutored inmates and trained inmate tutors in correctional institutions, and trained college students as tutors. Libraries and business and industrial firms also became involved in LVA programs; materials developed in the course of the project were two guides and a diagnostic reading test. An 18-hour LVA Tutor Training workshop was refined and improved. A portion of the report describes the background, organization, and purpose of LVA, touching on various services and techniques. Next, a section describes the demonstration project in each of the three years in each location. The summary discusses informally the subjects of voluntarism and community development and then focuses on program objectives (setting up a pilot project for possible replication, supplementing State ABE programs, and surviving beyond the Office of Education funding period); major problems encountered during the project; and the results of an independent evaluation, presented as a separate 30-page section covering structure, fiscal procedures, relation to other programs, strengths and weaknesses, and materials. An evaluation worksheet is appended. (MDW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers, Inc., Syracuse, NY.