ERIC Number: ED323344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Literacy Action. A Resource Book for Colleges and Universities. Second Edition.
Meacham, Louisa B.; Schwartzberg, Beverly
This guide is written for college students, faculty, administrators, and staff who would like to get involved in literacy work. Following an introduction, chapter 2 provides basic information about literacy in the United States. Chapter 3 uses a question and answer format to tell how to start a campus program. Chapter 4 discusses how to work with learners, community literacy programs, and other community organizations and agencies. Chapter 5 gives program ideas, including: tutoring; testing learners; learner orientation; tutor orientation and training; learning materials production; recruiting volunteers and learners; providing child care, transportation, and other support services; fundraising; public relations; conferences and meetings; and award ceremonies. Chapter 6 suggests integrating college curriculum and the provision of services to literacy programs. Chapter 7 concentrates on recruiting learners and tutors and promoting the program. Chapter 8 gives overall advice about training and supervising literacy work. Developing funds is the subject of chapter 9. Existing programs at 13 colleges are described in chapter 10. Chapter 11 is intended to give readers a sense of the variety of issues that concern people who work with and study literacy. Chapter 12 contains information on how to contact 21 organizations that are considered resources for literacy work. The document concludes with a 17-item bibliography and a list of 6 related publications. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Basic Skills, College Role, College School Cooperation, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Literacy Education, Outreach Programs, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Student Volunteers, Tutoring, Volunteer Training
Campus Outreach Opportunity League, 386 McNeal Hall, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108-1011.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: ACTION, Washington, DC. Volunteers in Service to America.; Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund, Milwaukee, WI.
Authoring Institution: Campus Outreach Opportunity League, Washington, DC.
Note: For the first edition, see ED 286 040.