ERIC Number: ED333125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-26
Reference Count: N/A
Project PACT (Parent and Child Together). Final Performance Report.
Scotland County Memorial Library, Laurinburg, NC.
An intergenerational literacy program designed to help adults learn to read to their children or grandchildren, called PACT (Parent and Child Together), was conducted by the Scotland County (North Carolina) Memorial Library. The project trained two tutors in the storybook method of teaching reading and also gave the essentials of the method to two other volunteers. A public awareness campaign was conducted to recruit students. However, during the year-long project, the amount of time needed for developing public awareness and recruiting students was found to be longer than anticipated. The project was revised so that the project director worked with students at the local literacy council using the storybook approach. Books were provided for the students to take home to read to their children or grandchildren. The 10 students served liked the approach, and some who had not learned to read using phonics read a book for the first time. A computer was purchased and proved popular with students at a low reading level. (Appendixes to the report include a brochure describing the program, which was disseminated to all North Carolina libraries and literacy groups; copies of local newspaper articles about the program; a flier cooperatively produced with local groups; a list of suggested books for an intergenerational literacy project; and examples of some of the types of recruitment used.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Scotland County Memorial Library, Laurinburg, NC.
Identifiers: North Carolina (Scotland County)
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