ERIC Number: ED314964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Project LEIF: Learning English through Intergenerational Friendship. Program Development Manual for Building Community Across Generations and across Cultures.
Project LEIF (Learning English through Intergenerational Friendship) is a program begun in 1985 in which an intergenerational core of tutors was trained to teach English to refugees in the Philadelphia area. The program has since expanded and been replicated in four other cities. This manual is intended to help those individuals or groups interested in developing programs similar to project LEIF. The manual consists of the following guidelines and suggestions for program design and implementation: (1) planning as an ongoing process; (2) materials and methods for teaching English; (3) recruitment of volunteers; (4) volunteer training; (5) getting volunteers started and keeping them going; (6) community building; (7) special considerations for using elders in the schools; and (8) assessment and documentation. Appended materials include a collection of news articles about the Philadelphia program and an annotated bibliography of materials for teaching English to speakers of other languages. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Refugees, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florence V. Burden Foundation, New York, NY.; Retirement Research Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Center for Intergenerational Learning.