ERIC Number: ED415902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Pawtucket Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Reed, Susan L.
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 Pawtucket Public Library (Rhode Island) conducted a project that provided literacy services to English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. The project served a community of 50,000-100,000 people. Classroom instruction was provided using a learner-centered approach, in which the facilitator worked with students to develop language and literacy learning activities relevant to the students' needs for and uses of English language and literacy. The project served 52 adult learners, and provided 320 hours of classroom time. The report describes activities from October 1992-September 1993 and 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. Includes the agreement between the Pawtucket Public Library and the International Institute of Rhode Island for the cooperative provision of literacy services. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Grants, Library Role, Library Services, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Publicity, Second Language Instruction, 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: Pawtucket Public Library, RI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act