ERIC Number: ED353851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Tom Green County Library Literacy Project. Final Performance Report.
Vavricka, D. Karen
The final report of the Tom Green Country Library System (Texas) literacy project details progress toward achievement of 11 objectives. Objectives of the literacy outreach program were to: (1) increase Hispanic enrollment; (2) increase Black enrollment; (3) provide free child care for 4 students to attend 50 tutoring sessions; (4) provide transportation for 5 students to attend 50 sessions; (5) secure 8 additional tutoring sites; (6) increase number and type of circulating literacy and adult new reader materials by 75%; (7) provide student workbooks and teacher manuals free to program participants; (8) train 36 tutors; (9) train 12 tutors in techniques for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL); (10) train two additional tutor trainers, one in basic literacy and one in ESL; and (11) certify a senior tutor and tutor trainer in the multisensory teaching approach. Most of the objectives were met or exceeded, and progress is reported on all. Additional efforts reported include extensive project publicity activities, recruitment of new and active board members, a children's book exchange, and solicitation of in-kind donations to the program. Conventional and innovative publicity efforts included handouts of buttons, balloons, and bookmarks at a book sale, flyers distributed through retailers and a local education association, mass media campaigns, and milk-carton advertising. The project budget is appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Advertising, Blacks, Budgets, Childrens Literature, Day Care, English (Second Language), Expenditures, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Library Acquisition, Library Services, Literacy Education, Mass Media, Multisensory Learning, Outreach Programs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, Student Recruitment, Teacher Educators, Transportation, Tutorial Programs, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Center for Libraries and Education Improvement.
Authoring Institution: Tom Green County Library System, San Angelo, TX.