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ERIC Number: ED382053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Literacy Action: Final Performance Report.
Willoughby, Mary
The goal of this program was to reach an unserved group of non-literate adults with limited English proficiency through the provision of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) tutoring by local library and community literacy programs. Nine area resource teachers and a master teacher trainer provided training for 211 teachers and volunteer tutors who, in turn, provided instruction to more than 2,000 adults with limited English skills. Requests for training came particularly from the initial flyer and training request form mailed out to over 200 libraries and agencies providing basic skills instruction. These requests were followed by a comprehensive needs assessment developed during the grant year and distributed to programs in the spring of 1990. The program's goal was accomplished through completion of 5 objectives: (1) to identify literacy training needs in Colorado; (2) to develop and adapt ESL tutor training materials and combine them into a training package; (3) to train 10 regional trainers in ESL tutor training techniques; (4) to support training of ESL tutors and teachers at the regional level; and (5) to provide program development consulting assistance for local programs and libraries in support of ESL. Appended are a list of ESL area resource teachers, a teacher training needs assessment form and program questionnaire, program rationale, program evaluation summary, meeting agenda, teacher training agenda, ESL Institute feedback form, resource list, and sample brochure. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Library, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)