ERIC Number: ED396822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-12
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The Home Visit as a Teaching Event: Lessons from Eight Even Start Family Literacy Sites.
Family literacy programs have arisen in an attempt to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and illiteracy. Numerous federally-supported family literacy programs have recognized the importance of instructing parents and children in a home setting. The legislation of Even Start seeks to integrate parenting education, adult basic education, and early childhood education into a comprehensive program which builds school readiness and future economic self-sufficiency. Even Start is the first federal legislation to support a comprehensive parenting, adult, and early childhood program. This report details a proposed study which would consist of 160 children and 160 adults enrolled in an eight-site Even Start family literacy program in north central Florida. The report's sections are: (1) "Theoretical Framework," mentioning pioneering studies of Ira Golden (1970, 1976); (2) "Previous Research in Home Visiting," consisting of a literature review; (3) "Objectives of the Study," including the stated purposes of examining the pedagogical form and content of the home visiting component in family literacy programs funded by Even Start; (4) "Design," including proposed subjects, treatment, and statistical methods; (5) "Educational Importance," asserting that examining curricula and pedagogy of home visiting might facilitate discovery of teaching practices which best assist families in transition from home to school settings. Contains 17 references. (BGC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Educational Research Association; Even Start; Home Visitors; University of Florida
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).