ERIC Number: ED274824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun-30
Hinds Junior Coll. District, Utica, MS.
The Dial-a-Mentor Project (also called the Dial-a-Teacher Project) at Hinds Junior College in Raymond, Mississippi, was designed to provide an alternative delivery system for adult basic education (ABE) and to combat illiteracy. It was not intended to replace, but rather to enhance, established centrally located programs. Instruction was provided by telephone and mail; one phone was used for incoming participant calls, and two telephones equipped with an amplifier system were used by mentors for outgoing calls. Basic education instruction was provided by telephone on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Through the use of an assessment device, the mentor determined the participant's level of achievement. Upon receipt of supplies and diagnostic assignments, the participant called the mentor, who provided instructions. Completed materials were returned to the mentor, who checked them and called the participant. More advanced materials were then sent, and the same procedures were followed. Subject areas were arithmetic, English, social studies, and science. The Laubach method was used to teach reading. The project was workable. More than 100 participants were enrolled and received some assistance. The project provided ABE assistance to parents that enabled them to help their children. (A brochure is attached.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Authoring Institution: Hinds Junior Coll. District, Utica, MS.