ERIC Number: ED342885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Prison Literacy Project Handbook.
Kops, Joan, Ed.
This handbook records the creation, development and growth, and stumbling blocks and successes of the Prison Literacy Project (PLP). It is intended to serve as a model for other community groups that are developing their own literacy projects. The handbook provides a history and philosophy of PLP, states PLP's vision and purpose, discusses need, and explains the criteria used for selecting a prison at which to implement the project. Lists of conditioning questions designed to enable groups to work out successful projects, intended results, and intended accomplishments follow. Techniques are briefly discussed, and the management structure, which consisted of 11 project areas, is presented. Each project area is then described in terms of team explanations, job descriptions, and participation opportunities. After a brief description of the project manager, the areas are presented alphabetically as follows: administrator of tutors, community outreach, communications, finance, integrity and well-being, logistics, operations, tutor management, tutor training/student enrollment, and tutor support. A section on enrollment includes an outline that would be helpful in enrolling someone's participation. A section on budget and financial structure discusses budget items, fundraising, and the accounting system. The conclusion lists 22 revised objectives. Appendixes include the following: results to date; the cards process that was used to plan and design the project; timelines and the procedure; volunteer tutor job description; proposed budget; and purpose and intended results of a proposed creative writing workshop. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Community Education, Correctional Education, Enrollment, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Models, Personnel, Program Administration, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Rehabilitation Programs, Tutoring, Tutors, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Prison Literacy Project, Philadelphia, PA.