ERIC Number: ED342900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Adding Family Literacy to Tutor Training. Final Report.
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, PA.
The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) worked with Beginning with Books (BWB) to develop a family literacy component for tutor training. Four objectives were achieved: (1) a family literacy segment was added to the beginning tutor training course; (2) tutor trainers were prepared to present the segment; (3) family literacy materials for trainers and tutors were developed; and (4) 14 workshops were held for 282 tutors from July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1991. The project retained adult learners who might have dropped out of adult education because of lack of child care. BWB provides a volunteer who reads to and does educational activities with the child (aged 3 to 10 years) at the same site and time that the parent receives literacy training from GPLC. (Nine appendices are included: tutor training agenda; trainer's manual section; tutor manual insert; children's books used in training; interviewer accomplishment checklist; anecdotes reported by students; Beginning with Books fact sheet; tutor's monthly report form; family literacy kit excerpt from Push Literacy Action Now, tips for parents pamphlet, and a list of books to begin with in the form of a pamphlet.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Cooperative Programs, Day Care, Elementary Education, Family Literacy, Instructional Materials, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education, Preschool Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Teacher Education, Tutors, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, PA.