ERIC Number: ED415875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Carver County Library System, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.
Colhapp, Barbara; Miller, Lana
The Carver County Library System (Chaska, Minnesota) conducted a project to demonstrate adult educational teamwork between libraries and literacy agents in the Carver-Scott two county area. The project, "National Issues Forums (NIF) for the New Reader," extended educational opportunities that encouraged new adult readers and the public to come together at library sites for discussions on significant public policy issues using easy-to-read issue books that utilize graphs, pictures, and summaries--devices that tend to appeal to the beginning adult reader as well as to the busy citizen. The project served a community of 50,000-100,000 people, and targeted inmates of correctional institutions, Adult Basic Education students, Indian tribes, and English as a Second Language students. Tutoring was done in small groups and classroom situations. Includes newspaper and newsletter articles, training curriculum agenda, summaries of discussions on welfare and education submitted to policymakers, copy of pre- and post-forum ballots on criminal violence, and photos of bulletin board publicity in the Chaska Community Library and a NIF group. (SWC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students, American Indians, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Cooperation, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Grants, Literacy Education, Public Libraries, Public Policy, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Carver County Library System, Chaska, MN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act