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ERIC Number: ED311157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 15
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Intergenerational Literacy Programs Discussed.
Partridge, Susan
The following intergenerational literacy programs are described in this document: (1) a Boston University program that provides about 112 hours of training for work-study students who then work as tutors for adults; (2) a program that uses the paired reading technique to involve parents in the development of their children's reading in the United Kingdom; (3) the Penn State Adult Literacy Courseware Project, which uses the "whole word approach" to reach its goal of teaching 1,000 functional and high frequency words to adult beginning readers; (4) a program in which parents and their children read and discuss children's literature; and (5) the Motheread program in Durham, North Carolina, in which female prisoners are prepared for their roles as mothers upon their release. A survey of 30 university connected individuals designed to find out whether they enjoyed reading and whom they credit with instilling their love or dislike of reading is also discussed. It is concluded that literacy professionals should be encouraged to consider using intergenerational programs, particularly because parents' motivation to help their children is generally strong. Finally, it is suggested that program successes and failures be shared among educators, that better training be provided for those serving as tutors, and that both tutors and tutees voice their specific needs. A nine-item bibliography is included. (CML)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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