ERIC Number: ED215183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
How to Establish a Branch Literacy Council in a Rural Area. Special Experimental Demonstration Project.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Dissemination Support Service.
This "how to" manual was developed as part of a York County (Pennsylvania) system for delivering the Laubach Literacy Program to a sparsely populated rural area. It provides aid to other basic skills programs in Pennsylvania to set up their own centers as literacy delivery systems. The guide first sets forth the project's aims and objectives, organized by quarters; this information could be used by other programs as a basis for a grant application or yearly plan. Following a discussion of staff requirements for the project, the booklet describes how the York project was conducted, quarter by quarter. Activities described during the first quarter include setting up the project, acquiring office space, printing posters to attract volunteer tutors and possible students, preparing news releases, opening the Literacy Center, and training the Center Director. In the second quarter, efforts were made to establish a relationship with social service agencies and neighboring literacy councils, contacts were made with high school personnel, releases about the tutor program and a student intake form were prepared, and a workshop for tutors was held. During the third quarter, a workshop was conducted for tutors in another part of the project area, and ongoing monitoring of tutor-student progress was conducted. Finally, in the last quarter, increased efforts to recruit students were made, statistics were compiled, tutors were invited to a meeting to share experiences, and preparations for the volunteer continuation of the program were made. Forms and samples of materials are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Dissemination Support Service.