ERIC Number: ED305490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Begins at Home.
BCEL Newsletter for the Business Community, n19 p1,4-7 Apr 1989
This article describes models of literacy education using the intergenerational approach. This approach attempts to teach both parents and children reading and writing, while also improving the parenting and job readiness skills of the parents. Several ongoing projects are described, such as the Kenan Trust Family Literacy Project in Kentucky and North Carolina, the Collaborations for Literacy in Boston, and the Take Up Reading Now program operated by Push Literacy Action Now (PLAN) in the District of Columbia. The article addresses program design issues, family literacy in the workplace, and the possibilities of passing legislation in support of family literacy programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Early Childhood Education, Employment Potential, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, High School Equivalency Programs, Intergenerational Programs, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business Council for Effective Literacy, New York, NY.