ERIC Number: ED353853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Price City Library Literacy Project. [Final Performance Report, 1989.]
The report details the progress of the Price City (Utah) Library Literacy Project toward achievement of its 12 stated objectives: to (1) train 30 volunteer tutors; (2) match them with students; (3) develop a course at the College of Eastern Utah so college students can receive credit for tutoring adults in reading or English as a Second Language; (4) monitor the tutor/student matches; (5) provide materials and help arrange tutoring sites; (6) provide inservice training to tutors and participating college students; (7) build community support; (8) raise area awareness of functional illiteracy; (9) develop a center where adults can be tutored, in conjunction with the College of Eastern Utah and local school district; (10) provide 40-60 volunteer tutoring hours per week at the tutoring center; and (11) make a simple handout for children to promote awareness of illiteracy problems. It is concluded that the project far exceeded its goals for the year. Problems encountered include paperwork required by the college, transfer of students to four-year colleges, scheduling difficulties, poor initial response to inservice training, poor parent response, and communication with tutors and students. The program's greatest strength was enthusiastic community response and resulting success in reaching the population. Budget, workshop schedule, and program flyers are included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Budgets, College Credits, College School Cooperation, College Students, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Illiteracy, Instructional Materials, Library Services, Literacy Education, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Public Libraries, Public Relations, Tutorial Programs, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Price City Library, UT.