ERIC Number: ED373153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Parents and Preschoolers: An Intergenerational Literacy Project. Evaluation Report.
Dodd, John M.; And Others
An intergenerational literacy project involving economically disadvantaged parents, their preschool children, and preservice teachers was conducted at Eastern Montana College. Parents enrolled in the Head Start and Even Start programs attended sessions at which they were trained to be literacy tutors at training meetings and/or combination dinner/training sessions. Forty Even Start enrollees and 20 Head Start families attended the sessions. Four literacy tutors and 49 college students were trained to work alongside parents as literacy volunteers. Literacy services were provided at the Head Start and Even Start centers and at the local shelters for battered spouses and the homeless in Billings, Montana. The sites were furnished with 719 books and 35 backpacks of books-on-tape were developed for parents to check out and use at home. The project was considered highly successful and will be continued. (Appendixes constituting approximately 75% of this document contain the following: a list of more than 100 books recommended for parents and preschoolers; a parent interview form; parent-child observation checklists; a course syllabus; instructional materials inventories; and a handbook for conducting family literacy nights that includes lesson plans, overhead transparency masters, and student handouts.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Battered Women, Cross Age Teaching, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Homeless People, Intergenerational Programs, Library Services, Literacy Education, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Tutorial Programs, Tutors, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Montana Coll., Billings.
Identifiers: Even Start; Montana (Billings); Project Head Start
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