ERIC Number: ED367871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A.A./N.A. Student/Tutor Training. Final Report.
Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
A project was undertaken to help low-literate Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) members develop the reading and writing skills needed to participate fully in AA/NA programs. A training program consisting of three 1.5-hour-long sessions and accompanying training guidelines were developed and used to train 21 student and 7 tutor AA/NA members in Philadelphia to work together as tutor-student pairs for the purpose of improving reading and writing skills while using AA/NA materials. Participants' written evaluations indicated that they found both the techniques and materials interesting and useful. The adults who used the materials for ongoing instruction stated that the materials supported their participation in AA/NA programs. The training manual and final project report were made available to literacy service providers throughout Pennsylvania. (Attached to this project report are the following: a project information sheet, miscellaneous mailing lists, a training flyer, student and tutor demographic information, and articles about the project. The AA/NA Student/Tutor Training manual, which contains guidelines and handouts for conducting three training sessions on using AA/NA materials to improve literacy skills, is also included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.