ERIC Number: ED318304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
IDRA Family English Literacy Initiative.
Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Five articles from this newsletter of the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) describe IDRA programs that are part of the organization's family literacy efforts. "The Family English Literacy Project: Promoting Adult Literacy in San Antonio" outlines a program to provide English language literacy for 125 parents of children in bilingual education programs, develop 20 literacy lessons for local television, develop and maintain a student hotline for individual assistance on instruction and assignments, and disseminate public service announcements promoting adult literacy. "IDRA Weekly Cable Program Nominated as Outstanding Community Service Show" describes a 30-minute bilingual television program of education and information in Spanish and English. "Employability Demonstration Component Funded to Family English Literacy Project" tells of a joint effort by the Departments of Labor and Education to prepare participants to enter job training with higher English skill levels, and to ensure acquisition of job skills in occupational areas with upward mobility. "Effective Literacy Instruction Model Designed by IDRA Works in Rural and Urban Districts as Project SCALE" explains the replication of a literacy program for limited-English-proficient adults combining traditional and nontraditional instructional methods. "Communicating with Parents via Television" describes techniques used to promote parent involvement through television programming. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Bilingualism, Cooperative Programs, Educational Television, Employment Potential, Family English Literacy, Family Involvement, Federal Government, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Occupational Mobility, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (San Antonio)