ERIC Number: ED343453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Project FIEL: Family Initiative for English Literacy Handbook.
Quintero, Elizabeth; And Others
This handbook is a description of a Title VII Family Literacy Project implemented through El Paso Community College Literacy Programs in the El Paso, Texas area. The perspective is that literacy education in culturally and linguistically diverse areas must be an evolving, developmental process. The intergenerational Family Initiative for English Literacy (FIEL) project was designed to help parents help their children. Teachers adapted a skeletal curriculum and instructional activities to meet their own teaching styles and to meet the interests and needs of the learners. This handbook first reviews the project and then reports on the following topics: instructional model; project design rationale; model implementation; curriculum evolution; recruitment; teacher development; parent groups; ongoing evaluation; final evaluation; and implications for parent involvement, bilingual classrooms, literacy development of adults and children, teachers as intellectuals, and multicultural education. Appendices include the following: sample lessons, debriefing notes, information on curriculum evaluation and changes, recruitment meeting invitations and fliers, items related to teacher development and ongoing evaluation, FIEL newsletters, fliers and evaluation forms, parent interview forms (including Spanish version), and lists of referrals. (LB)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Community Colleges, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Family Programs, Guidelines, Hispanic Americans, Intergenerational Programs, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Reading Instruction, Social Environment, Student Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX. Literacy Center.
Identifiers: Family English Literary; Texas (El Paso)