ERIC Number: ED415887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
El Paso Public Libraries, El Paso Community College, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Toscano, Martha A.
This final performance report for Project VIA (Volunteers In Action), a collaborative program between the El Paso Public Library and El Paso Community College (EPCC), begins with a section that provides quantitative data. The next section compares actual accomplishments to the following project goals for 1992-93: (1) to recruit and train 140 volunteer tutors to work with functionally illiterate adults at utilizing EPCC's non-traditional whole-language, Freirian approach to teaching literacy; (2) to develop a bibliography reflecting the bilingual/bicultural needs of the target population; (3) to establish literacy collections at 11 branch libraries; (4) to publish a newsletter for literacy providers; (5) to offer four seminars to allow tutors to share their experiences and concerns; (6) to develop tutor handbooks and publicity materials; (7) to assess and maintain records of student progress, tutor hours, and follow-up services; and (8) to recognize volunteer tutors and students for outstanding service and progress at the end of the project year. Proposed and actual expenditures are compared. A narrative section discusses activities undertaken, including a detailed description of a tutor-training workshop agenda; the library's role; organizations involved; facilities used; and the impact of the project on the ongoing literacy program. Attachments include a bibliography of (Hispanic) bilingual/bicultural materials and the tutor training handbook. (MES)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, English (Second Language), Expenditures, Functional Literacy, Hispanic Americans, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Recognition (Achievement), Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, Two Year Colleges, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Whole Language Approach, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Public Libraries, TX.; El Paso Community Coll., TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (El Paso)