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ERIC Number: ED335554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Plus Final Performance Report.
Kahn, Betsy
The Literacy Plus Project, begun in 1985, provides tutoring for English-speaking adults aged 16 and over who live in the Hayward (California) Public Library service area, and whose reading and writing skills are below eighth-grade level. During the 1988-89 program year, the program trained 84 tutors (goal: 100) using a program developed by the literacy project coordinator, which combined materials and methods used by Laubach Literacy Action, Literacy Volunteers of America, and local literacy trainers. Following training, 74 tutors were matched and went on to work with adult literacy students. Tutoring materials and instructional materials, such as life skills workbooks, job applications, and workbooks on spelling, mathematics, dictionary skills, writing, citizenship, and General Educational Development preparation, were provided. Tutors were monitored through their regular monthly reports and a follow-up training session. Tutors reported working a total of more than 3,100 volunteer hours during the year. A total of 57 students left the program for reasons such as reaching literacy goals, moving away, entering other educational programs, and having personal problems. Presentations on the literacy program were given to 12 local service organizations, more than 60,000 pieces of literature were distributed, and $2,400 was raised from the community (one-half of goal). The program was expected to continue at about the same level of services for the following year. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hayward Public Library, CA.