ERIC Number: ED335550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Family Literacy Project. Final Report.
Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Office of Adult and Continuing Education.
The Cleveland Public Schools developed a family literacy program to address the needs of both parent and child and attempt to break the cycle of illiteracy. Fifty parents who were Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)-eligible participated in the project. They attended one of four 9-week sessions. Course content included literacy, preemployment and job search activities, child development and parenting, and self-awareness and self-esteem. All participants showed at least one grade level gain in reading and math at the end of the 9-week period. All completers enrolled in a high school completion program following participation. Parents demonstrated a significant increase in knowledge about child development, parenting skills, and parent child interaction as measured by performance in the classroom. All completers developed an Individual Education and Career Plan and showed evidence having more focused short-term goals. A small number of the preschool children evidenced some growth in developmental skills as a result of participation in this project. A continuation of the program and a second project were planned. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Career Planning, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Potential, Family Literacy, Federal Programs, Goal Orientation, Illiteracy, Intergenerational Programs, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Office of Adult and Continuing Education.