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ERIC Number: ED252708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Organizing a Volunteer Adult Reading Program (VARP). Second Edition.
Guthrie, Chuck
This guide provides materials to help adult educators in organizing and developing volunteer literacy programs for the functionally illiterate adult. Introductory materials include a brief history of the Volunteer Adult Reading Program (VARP) and the philosophy and rationale of the program. A list of questions and answers follows that are intended to help in thinking through the whole process of organizing a VARP. Lists of instructions are then provided for each of the five weeks prior to the first class session. Brief instructions are also included for the eight-week VARP sessions. Extensive appendixes, amounting to approximately 50 pages, include a VARP budget; flyers and advertisements; information on a literacy council, student recruitment, and tutor recruitment; a tutor training outline; a session outline; VARP objectives; a planning schedule; literacy council job descriptions; VARP accounting procedures; information on VARP tutor training and student testing; lists of adult literacy materials; a form for VARP statistics; a tutor job description; and a tutor/student attendance contract. (YLB)
West Kentucky Literacy Council, c/o Adult Learning Center, Room 206, Roy Stewart Stadium, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Murray State Univ., KY. Office of Extended Education.
Note: A few pages have blurred print.