ERIC Number: ED306333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Takin' It to the Streets. Basic Skills Training for Street Youth. A Manual for Volunteer Tutors.
Wikelund, Karen Reed; Conklin, Nancy Faires
This training manual is designed for use by volunteers, tutors, teachers, and education and training program coordinators who wish to adapt basic literacy instructional skills to street youth. It is not intended to be a stand-alone training program for new volunteer tutors. Major goals are the following: (1) to re-engage street youth in the process of learning and improving their basic skills; (2) to better prepare them to participate in other forms of educational and employment training of their choosing; and (3) to empower them to live more rewarding, personally fulfilling lives. Objectives are to increase the skills of volunteers who work interactively and appropriately with street youth to gain their confidence and cooperation; and to improve volunteers' preparation for providing basic skills training specifically designed for these youth. The approach to basic skills training described here is based on a series of premises derived from research on functional literacy and from the experience and insights of youth social service professionals. The manual is comprised of a series of six modules, each of which focuses on a separate topic; they are intended to be used in the order presented. Topics are the following: (1) Working with Street Youth; (2) Literacy Skills of School Non-Completers and Literacy Practices of Street Youth; (3) Basic Skills Training: Approaches for Street Youth; (4) Determining an Agency Site for Your Work; (5) Putting It into Practice: Basic Skills Training Techniques; and (6) Support Services for Volunteers. (FMW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Literacy, Homeless People, Individualized Education Programs, Literacy, Nontraditional Education, Out of School Youth, Teaching Methods, Tutors, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Urban Youth, Volunteers, Young Adults
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fred Meyer Charitable Trust, Portland, OR.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)