ERIC Number: ED322999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
First Teachers: A Family Literacy Handbook for Parents, Policy-Makers, and Literacy Providers.
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Washington, DC.
This handbook presents annotated "snapshots" of 10 innovative family literacy programs, almost all of which were begun by an individual with a vision of a new way to solve a demanding educational problem. Profiles depict, in terms of background, characteristics, evidence of success, and advice to policymakers and practitioners, the: (1) Parent and Child Education (PACE) Program; (2) Kenan Trust Family Literacy Project; (3) SER Family Learning Centers (FLCs) of SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; (4) Parent Readers Program; (5) MOTHEREAD, Inc.; (6) Mothers' Reading Program; (7) Arkansas Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY); (8) Parents as Partners in Reading: A Family Literacy Program for Teachers and Administrators; (9) Parent Leadership Training Project; and (10) Avance Family Support and Education Program. A chart summarizes program characteristics, including goals, target population, outreach, funding, support services, materials, special features, and outcomes. Contact information for programs and a list of additional sources of information and assistance are provided. (RH)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Literacy Education, Parents as Teachers, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, 1002 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Washington, DC.