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Basic Literacy

This class is aimed at students who need extra help with the basics of reading and writing.  Volunteers select  the materials and teaching styles that they find successful with these men. The inmates are selected by the Director of Treatment from those awaiting placement in regular classes (the prison has a waiting list) who need more individual educational support than the larger class will provide. The volunteer teachers are solely responsible for the class presentation, using prison-approved materials like the Laubach and Challenger series, as well current news articles and their own ideas.

This program is ideal for former teachers with lots of teaching ideas.