ERIC Number: ED415893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Santa Clara County Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Willingham, Taylor; Trajico, Charity A.; Levy, Michael
This final performance report provides project outcome information and data to the U.S. Department of Education for the federally-funded Library Literacy Program. The Santa Clara County (California) Library Reading Program Computer Aided Literacy (CAL) Project involved recruitment, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer assisted programs, and English-as-a- Second Language (ESL) programs. It served a community of over 200,000 people, and targeted the learning disabled, low level learners (0-4 grade reading level), and ESL learners. The project used the Laubach and Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) tutoring methods, utilizing one-on-one and small group instruction. The project served 1,088 adult learners, and provided 108,800 hours of tutoring service. Goals of the project included enabling learners within a computer-aided environment to practice skills introduced in tutoring, enhancing their self-esteem and empowering them with literacy and computer skills to meet the demands of modern society, and promoting the CAL project and regular usage of the CAL workstations. The report provides a comparison of actual accomplishments to goals and objectives set forth in the grant application; a comparison between proposed and actual expenditures; specific details of activities undertaken; the role the library played in the accomplishment of the goals and objectives; agencies and organizations that assisted in the project; and the impact of the federal project on the ongoing program of the library. Exhibits include: student and tutor assessment materials; and materials produced through the project, including descriptions of software developed by the CAL project, list of software programs and publishers, software recommendation checklist, newsletter, letter of support, and project director's resume. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Cooperation, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Grants, Learning Disabilities, Library Collection Development, Library Role, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Publicity, Tutor Training, Tutoring, Tutors, User Needs (Information), Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Library, San Jose, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act