ERIC Number: ED407593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
State Accomplishments in Volunteerism. Program Year 1994-95.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Adult Learning and Literacy Clearinghouse.
Compiled from information contained in the Program Year 1994-95 Annual Narrative Performance Reports submitted by states to the U.S. Department of Education, this paper shares selected information on recent developments in volunteerism in adult education. The paper is organized into three sections. Selected states are highlighted in each section. Section 1 focuses on use of Section 353 funds to provide tutor training and staff development to volunteers in these states: Arkansas, District of Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, West Virginia, and Virgin Islands. Section 2 describes collaboration--partnerships with both public and private organizations--in Connecticut, Missouri, and Texas. Section 3 describes volunteer roles and responsibilities that afford these advantages to adult learners and programs: lower cost services, more flexibility in class scheduling, more personalized instruction, more opportunities for mentoring and flexible pacing, greater availability of support services, and more access to the homebound. These states are highlighted: Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Adult Learning and Literacy Clearinghouse.