ERIC Number: ED263352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Literacy Outreach: The Community Link. A Guide to Working with Literacy Helpers.
Green, Karen Reed; And Others
This guide, which is addressed to community-based organizations desiring to start or expand existing adult literacy programs, deals with recruiting and training volunteer literacy tutors. Outlined in the guide are strategies for expanding community outreach efforts (identifying who needs help and where help is typically obtained, learning from successful literacy helping networks, and viewing literacy as a social activity); recruiting literacy helpers (using grassroots outreach and other publicity methods); and presenting a literacy helper workshop (defining the purpose of the workshop and the role of the facilitator, working out the logistics of the workshop, and selecting the content of the workshop). Workshop materials for addressing the following goals are provided: increasing awareness of literacy intervention strategies, expanding understanding of illiteracy, developing a support network for helpers, and linking up with tutor training. Lists of objectives, exercises, and instructor scripts are provided to help facilitators cover each of the four workshop goals. An annotated list of resources concludes the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Community Services, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Outreach Programs, Program Development, Publicity, Recruitment, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Tutorial Programs, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.