ERIC Number: ED446772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
So I Made up My Mind: Introducing a Study of Adult Learner Persistence in Library Literacy Programs.
Comings, John T.; Cuban, Sondra
This publication is the first of several planned reports for the Literacy in Libraries across America (LILAA) initiative, a four-year study that will explore the efforts of five leading public library-based literacy programs to improve learner persistence through a variety of programmatic, operational, and support service strategies. The five libraries participating in the study are: New York Public Library; Greensboro Public Library (North Carolina); Redwood City Public Library (California); Queens Borough Public Library (New York); and Oakland Public Library (California). An overview of the current status of library literacy programs is presented, and the following program strategies that the libraries employ to increase adult learner persistence are summarized: child care; transportation; new curriculum; expanded hours of operation; teacher and tutor training; new instructional approaches; new intake process and student orientation. Programs in each of the participating libraries are then described. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.