ERIC Number: ED365788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Impact Organizing Handbook.
This handbook was developed as a resource for college campuses participating in Literacy Impact, a nationwide grassroots movement mobilizing college students, new readers, and their communities to increase awareness of literacy as a tool for social justice. Discussed in the introduction are the missions of SCALE (Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education) and Literacy Impact and steps in initiating and organizing a campus Literacy Impact program. Chapter 2 presents an overview of literacy, with emphasis on the relationship between literacy and social change and ways college students can help foster them. Examined in chapter 3 are strategies for building coalitions, gaining university support, finding cash for the cause, and fundraising. Chapters 4 and 5, which deal with starting and strengthening campus programs, cover options for getting involved in literacy, strategies for volunteer recruitment and retention, program management, leadership, networks, and advocacy. Outlined in chapter 6 are ideas and strategies for developing public education and awareness initiatives on campus. Appendices contain: a description of SCALE programs and resources, a 24-item annotated bibliography of resources for literacy providers, discussion modules, suggestions for mobilizing national resources, a 16-item reference list, an information request form, and an evaluation form. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Advocacy, Annotated Bibliographies, College Students, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Leadership, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Networks, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Publicity, Recruitment, Resource Materials, Social Change, Student Participation, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education, University of North Carolina, CB #35000, Peabody Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3500 ($12).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education, Chapel Hill, NC.