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ERIC Number: ED451849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-1
Pages: 7
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"America Reads": An Opportunity To Learn, Serve, and Teach.
Larson, Doreen M.
Lakeland Community College (LCC) (Ohio) has begun a work-study program for its students to become reading tutors for students in grades kindergarten through five at local schools. The program offers quality reading tutorials for local elementary students as well as training for community college students who wish to become educators after graduation. Guidelines are set forth by the America Reads Program, initiated by former President Bill Clinton. A Job Location Development (JLD) Coordinator was hired and supported through federal funding to initiate the program. Details regarding transportation, safety, facilities, documentation, hours, costs, and parental information were carefully assessed by a team of LCC and local elementary school coordinators and reading specialists. The JLD then interviewed and selected tutors from LCC. Tutoring is done one on one, with a supervising specialist present. Tutors develop their own lesson plans and carefully evaluate them before putting them into action. Training is provided before and after tutoring sessions. Over 200 students from neighboring elementary schools have been tutored, and more than 80 Lakeland students have been employed through the program. Information and advice for starting such a program are discussed in the closing of the document. (CJW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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