ERIC Number: ED353854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Adrian Public Library Literacy Education and Development (LEAD) Program.
Adrian Public Library, MI.
Project LEAD (Literacy Education and Development) is an organization of volunteer tutors in English literacy for limited-English-proficient migrant workers, primarily Spanish-speakers. The report details project implementation in Lenawee County (Michigan) by the Adrian Public Library. The report is organized according to the project's eight stated objectives. For each objective, progress toward accomplishment is described. They are to: (1) search for, locate, and encourage participation by functionally illiterate adults; (2) recruit and train volunteers; (3) improve reading and writing skills in functionally illiterate adults; (4) develop a process for phasing participants into existing adult education classes; (5) expand an adult literacy resource center; (6) continue outreach for public awareness of illiteracy and Project LEAD; (7) coordinate services with state and local adult education agencies, the county library system, and other literacy service providers; and (8) facilitate formation of new reader support groups to encourage student input and leadership in literacy activities. The 1988-89 budget is outlined. It is concluded that the project has established itself as an integral part of the adult education system, and program development should now be addressed. Appended materials include the project's mission statement, student recruitment schedule, organizations and institutions cooperating in the project, and newspaper articles. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Educational Needs, English (Second Language), Industry, Library Services, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Migrant Education, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Unions, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Adrian Public Library, MI.