ERIC Number: ED393076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Current Research of Family Literacy Programs.
Parker, Sharon; Wuelser, Ann
This paper investigates existing research about the strengths and weakness of current family literacy programs and presents a 98-item list of family literacy activities across the curricula for adult educators to promote intergenerational literacy. Educational experts feel that family literacy programs need more evaluation, and that the interaction among poverty, low literacy, and children's readiness for school needs more research. Current thinking on how to develop an effective family literacy program is shared and a family literacy project at Mott Adult High School in Flint, Michigan is described. The family literacy activities that conclude the paper are intended to be "homework" assignments that encourage successful family interaction. The activities in the paper are divided into sections on reading, science and nature, social studies, communication skills, and geography. Contains 9 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Flint Community Schools MI; Intergenerational Learning
Note: Michigan Adult Educators Practitioner Inquiry Project (MAEPIP).