ERIC Number: ED120376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Coordinating Right to Read with Adult Basic Education.
Drake, James Bob; Morgan, Alice S.
The project, conducted in five Alabama counties, was concerned with identifying and recruiting nonreading young adults and providing home-based instruction to those who could not attend adult basic education classes. Paraprofessionals and volunteers were recruited and trained in order to meet this objective. As of May 31, 1975, over 40 community agencies had provided home-based instruction, with free materials and at least one hour of instruction per week, for 259 learners at a cost of $356.06 per person. Background information on the locale, school systems, and special factors of the five counties (Montgomery, Macon, Russell, Jefferson, and Tuscaloose) are given. The following program elements are described: participant characteristics, objectives, personnel, organization details, activities and services, instructional equipment and materials, information dissemination, community development, and budget. The third party evaluation involved two aspects: (1) a process evaluation utilizing planning and process evaluation worksheets to evaluate the program's functions, and (2) a product evaluation surveying participant reactions in relationship to the program's 12 objectives. Tables supplement the discussions. Nineteen appendixes, one-half of the document, present project-related materials including: a university workshop and inservice programs, publicity materials, case studies, evaluation instrument, progress reports, forms, sample materials, and correspondence. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adults, Data Analysis, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Home Instruction, Illiteracy, Individual Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Remedial Reading, Tables (Data), Volunteers, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama