ERIC Number: ED189361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Jefferson County Adult Reading Project. Final Report.
Jefferson County Board of Education, Louisville, KY.
Through the 1979-80 Jefferson County Adult Reading Project, 508 students functioning at a 5.9 reading level and below attended reading classes. Test results demonstrated the growth in educational advancement while retention rates and growing enrollment showed other measures of success in the project components. Recruitment techniques used were intended to recruit students and create community awareness of the problems of adult illiteracy. Recommendations for recruitment determined by the project included stressing confidentiality of inquiries and enrollment; efforts directed through business and industry were ineffective, while television and radio should be utilized more; printed flyers should be directed at family members of non-readers; and success stories should be publicized. The basic reading program chosen for use by the teacher (three were used in the project) was not shown to have a statistically significant effect on academic gains. Instructional materials were recommended to (1) incorporate more life-coping skills, (2) center around required job reading, and (3) involve student and teacher-made materials. Through inservice programs teachers should be provided more training in individualizing instruction, appropriate use of supplementary materials, material development, counseling and goal setting, and motivational techniques. The need for personal counseling as a continuing part of the program was also recognized. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Board of Education, Louisville, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky