ERIC Number: ED416875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Onondaga County Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
A literacy project was a cooperative effort of the Onondaga County (New York) Public Library, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse, and Aurora (a private non-profit agency for the deaf) to establish a program to teach deaf adults to read. This report, which describes the project, begins with a section that provides quantitative data. The next section compares actual accomplishments to objectives for 1992-93: (1) have a consultant train three local trainers and 30 tutors to teach the deaf basic reading using a specially adapted curriculum; (2) have 30 deaf or hearing-impaired students matched with tutors, meeting in libraries once or twice each week to learn to read; (3) train tutors in the use of software identified for use with the deaf and to have tutors use microcomputers in at least some tutoring sessions; and (4) have the coordinator carry out the activities of the project, including training implementation and the evaluation plan. Proposed and actual expenditures are compared. Activities undertaken are described, including tutor training, and equipment acquired. The role of the library, contributions of other organizations, facilities used, and project impact are described. Attachments include a chart of tutoring hours, newsletters, how-to manual on setting up a library literacy project for the deaf, and curriculum for training volunteers to tutor deaf adult learners. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act