ERIC Number: ED373859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Power of Family Literacy.
National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.; Philliber Research Associates, Accord, NY.
This report presents the early findings from the analysis of a family literacy demonstration project under the direction of the National Center for Family Literacy. The data in this report are based upon the experiences of over 300 families who participated in the Toyota Families for Learning Program during the 1992-1993 school year. The first section of the report discusses the issue of, and approach to, family literacy. The second section covers the scope of the issue, focusing on impoverished children, parents who lack literacy skills, and low income families. The third section of the report profiles promising family literacy programs and outlines their necessary components. The final section details some of the encouraging results of the Toyota Families for Learning Program, including the following: (1) adults participating in family literacy programs demonstrate greater gains in literacy than adults in adult focused programs; (2) participants in family literacy programs are more likely to remain in the program than participants in adult focused programs; (3) adults who participate in the program continue to learn; (4) children participating in family literacy programs demonstrate greater gains than children in child focused programs; and (5) more educationally supportive home environments are reported among the participants in family literacy programs. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Intervention, Literacy Education, Poverty, Program Effectiveness
National Center for Family Literacy, Waterfront Plaza, Suite 200, 325 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202-4251.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.; Philliber Research Associates, Accord, NY.
Identifiers: National Center for Family Literacy; Parent and Child Education Program KY