ERIC Number: ED346294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Santa Clara Pueblo Library Literacy Project.
Zastrow, Leona M.
A literacy program was developed and conducted through the tribal library for the members of Santa Clara Pueblo (New Mexico). Two library staff members surveyed the community, developed a literacy program, and then implemented it. The program included both individual and group tutoring. The group classes were more successful, with 64 enrollees and only 7 dropouts; 57 students completed most of the classes and 41 students showed gains on posttests, some of them significant. Students also used the library more often, increasing their literacy skills. The success of the group program was connected to the teacher, who had a master's degree and many years of experience in teaching adult students. The individual tutoring program was less successful, perhaps because two of the three tutors had never taught previously. Two of the students volunteered to become tutors when they received training. (The project's needs assessment instrument and a brief course outline are appended.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara Pueblo Library, Espanola, NM.; EPIC, Inc., Santa Fe, NM.