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ERIC Number: ED316058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-8
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Education Action.
Clymer, Carol
The Literacy Education Action (LEA) program was established in the fall of 1985 under the initiative of the president of the El Paso Community College (Texas). During 1985 and 1986, LEA concentrated on developing its own literacy tutoring program, including recruiting and training volunteers and community members with reading skills below the sixth grade level. Using a language experience approach, assistance was provided for native English-speakers, Spanish-speakers, and bilingual individuals. In fall 1986, LEA opened a literacy center on the Rio Grande campus of El Paso Community College, and drop-in tutoring, computer-assisted instruction and small group instruction were added to the program. Program staff, offerings, and support were expanded with grant funding. Since 1986, LEA has developed a network of community literacy groups and provided support to other groups involved in literacy activities, assisting with fund raising from public and private sources and with leadership in establishing English as a Second Language and family literacy classes, a computerized referral program, and community literacy awareness activities. In October 1987, the state funded a program of live interactive televised instruction. Prevocational and worksite literacy programs emerged through this program and the involvement of the Levi Strauss company. In 1988, efforts focused on improving and expanding the volunteer tutoring program, open-entry/open-exit vocational courses, development of an instructional model for teaching literacy to vocational students, and short-term job training for individuals with learning disabilities. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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