ERIC Number: ED373176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Newsletter Promoting Student Learning and Student Community. Final Report.
Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House.
Students and teachers in the adult basic education unit of the Lutheran Settlement House Women's Program were actively involved in production of a student newsletter. A review committee of adult students and teachers was formed to perform editorial planning and control functions. Three editions of the newsletter were produced with features designed to motivate student writing and to promote student commitment to the shared community goal of individual educational achievement. The audience consisted of students enrolled in the adult basic education courses offered at the Women's Program; the newsletter was also effective for publicity and fundraising purposes. Over 90 students contributed individual articles that were published in the newsletter; many other students participated in group writing projects. Both students and teachers participated in evaluation of the newsletter through surveys and direct interviews. Student surveys revealed that many students read all or some of the newsletter, commented positively on the issues, and provided new ideas for topics. (Appendixes include the following: publicity for a "name the newsletter" contest; correspondence to and activity sheets for teachers; newsletter submission comment sheet; and copies of the three issues of the newsletter.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House.