ERIC Number: ED327736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Family and Intergenerational Literacy Programs: An Update of "The Noises of Literacy." Information Series No. 342.
Nickse, Ruth S.
Family and intergenerational literacy programs provide an opportunity to combine the agendas of adult basic skills improvement and literacy development in children. This overview of practice in family and intergenerational literacy programs identifies trends, issues, and concerns and offers recommendations. The first chapter presents background information including definitions and purposes for family and intergenerational programs. It describes the sponsorship of programs and the motivations that justify program development. The next chapter describes research from the fields of adult and emergent literacy, cognitive science, early childhood education, and family systems theory. Chapter 3 details programs in five sectors: adult basic education, libraries, family English literacy, preschool and elementary education, and corporate programs. The fourth chapter presents a typology for classification of family and intergenerational literacy programs based on the mode of program intervention and the target population that receives the services. Advantages and disadvantages of four program types are presented: (1) Direct Adults-Direct Children; (2) Indirect Adults-Indirect Children; (3) Direct Adults-Indirect Children; and (4) Indirect Adults-Direct Children. Examples of specific programs, critical research questions, and recommendations are provided. The document concludes with 113 references and an appendix detailing 12 programs classified according to the typology presented earlier. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Child Development, Corporate Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Theories, Library Extension, Literacy Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Influence, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, Young Children
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. IN342: $8.75).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: For a related document, see ED 308 415.