ERIC Number: ED264867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Libraries in Literacy. State-of-the-Art Manuscript. Volume I and Volume II.
Smith, Ester Gottlieb
In response to increased attention by federal and state agencies and community groups to the potential role of libraries in literacy education, the Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (OLLT), initiated a national study of library involvement in literacy education. Using surveys and case studies of public libraries, public school libraries, community college libraries, state institutional libraries, agencies cooperating with libraries in literacy education, and state library agencies, the study examined the extent to which libraries have become involved in literacy education, the types of literacy education services they provide, and the populations they serve. A sample of 900 libraries and agencies stratified by type of library or agency, by state, and by urban-suburban-rural location was selected. Six data collection instruments (one for each type of library or agency) were developed and administered, and 627 (70%) responses were received. This manuscript contains two volumes. The first volume contains a project overview, a description of the methodology used, the analysis of the survey data pertaining to the involvement of different types of libraries and agencies in literacy education, a composite profile of libraries with exemplary literacy education programs, and recommendations. The second volume contains four appendices: the literature review and bibliography, the case study interview schedules, the survey questionnaires, and site profiles of seven libraries with exemplary literacy education programs. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CRC Education and Human Development Inc., Belmont, MA.