ERIC Number: ED313582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Reach Out for Literacy. Project Manual. A 353 Special Demonstration Project.
Durbin, Roberta; And Others
This document explains how to conduct programs similar to the Broward County, Florida, "Reach Out for Literacy" (ROL) project aimed at providing basic skills education for undereducated adults and adults with limited English proficiency. The introduction lists the objectives for the ROL program and reports the number of adults (689 at 17 sites) served. Additional sections explain how to start a similar program, select teachers, gather materials, recruit students, and maintain the program. Six additional recommendations are offered: be aware of the importance of the contact person's enthusiasm and support for the program; do not become discouraged if immediate confirmation is not forthcoming from a potential site; be aware that what works at one site may not work at another; allow time for rapport to develop between students and teachers and to consider moving a teacher who is unsuccessful at one site to another site, where he/she might do well; be aware of the importance of well-trained teachers; and use additional personnel as resource teachers. The appendix contains a breakdown of the ROL population served by age, sex, race, and test scores; a list of organizations with which ROL had contact; a list of ROL sites; a map of ROL sites; strategies used by nonreaders to avoid having to reveal that they cannot read; a program referral form; promotional materials for the program, one of which is in Spanish; and four newspaper articles about ROL and its students. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale, FL.