ERIC Number: ED333133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Nassau Tutor Training for Literacy Project II. Final Performance Report.
The Nassau (New York) Library System contracted with Literacy Volunteers of America to address the problem of adult literacy by increasing the number of trained volunteer tutors who can teach basic literacy skills. Specifically, the project's goals were to: (1) conduct 6 tutor training workshops at library locations; (2) recruit and train 180-200 community volunteers to work on a one-to-one basis with adults who read below the fifth-grade level; (3) provide training manuals and other materials for use by tutor trainees; (4) recruit a minimum of 180 adult students who read below the fifth-grade level; (5) provide orientation and training to identify, recruit, and refer students; and (6) provide high-low materials for use by matched pairs of tutors and students. The project trained only 157 tutors, due to a lack of minority volunteers. A tutor training packet was distributed at the workshops, and 128 adult students were matched with tutors. (The performance report contains the following sections: (1) narrative report; (2) goals and objectives; (3) basic reading course outline; (4) project newsletter; (5) brochure; (6) three posters; (7) contract; (8) fact sheet; (9) two information letters; and (10) tutor training workshop schedule, fall 1989.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York