ERIC Number: ED108156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Laubach Literacy Program of Dysart Community Center, El Mirage, Arizona.
Dysart Community Center, El Mirage, AZ.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves predominantly Spanish-speaking and low-income people in a small Mexican-American community of about 3500. Begun in 1968, the program is designed to teach English as a second language along with concomitant values of better home and community life, as well as health and consumer information. Instruction focuses simultaneously on reading, writing, and speaking English. The method emphasized is one-to-one tutoring, supported by volunteers from a nearby retirement community. Laubach Literacy Program materials are used, including readers, teachers' manuals, and tests, as well as supplementary readers and a weekly newspaper. Pictures, objects, flashcards, charts, and games are widely used teaching aids. Complete records of attendance and student achievement are kept. Since the program is financed entirely by contributions, an extensive public relations effort is made to keep supporters aware of the center's needs and accomplishments. In this regard, close cooperation is maintained with local schools, the PTA, and church leaders. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dysart Community Center, El Mirage, AZ.