ERIC Number: ED330789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Family Literacy Project. Learning Centers for Parents and Children. A Resource Guide.
Crocker, M. Judith, Ed.; And Others
This guide is intended to help adult education programs establish family literacy programs and create Family Learning Centers in Cleveland Public Schools. The information should assist program coordinators in developing educational components that offer activities to raise the self-esteem of the parents and provide them with the knowledge and basic skills needed to foster educational excellence in their children. Part I describes the cooperating programs--the Adult Basic Education/General Educational Development program and the Family Life program. Part II discusses the Family Literacy Project and its components. It describes the four implementation sites and the structure of the Family Learning Centers at these sites (Alfred A. Benesch Elementary School, Anthony Wayne Elementary School, Central Neighborhood Opportunity Center, and the West Side Mental Health Center). Staff development activities are addressed. Part III presents final reports and recommendations. Program objectives and accomplishments are listed. A final statistical report and parent behavior report are included. Recommendations address the need for marketing, good teachers, a well-organized curriculum, teacher preservice and inservice training, and ongoing evaluation. Appendixes, amounting to over two-thirds of the guide, include an overview of the Bromwich interactional approach/system for working with parents and children; case study reports; sample lesson plans with objectives, method of presentation, materials, learning outcomes, and handouts; and a list of curriculum resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Program Development, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Resource Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Cleveland)