ERIC Number: ED342901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Together We Learn: Family Literacy.
A project provided family literacy services in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. The "Together We Learn" project had four objectives: (1) promoting family literacy by using the Project PACT (Parents and Children Together) model in two 10-week sessions; (2) improving parents' basic skills so they can work better with their children; (3) assisting parents in learning appropriate expectations for children and understanding individual differences; and (4) encouraging enrolled parents to seek out other adult education training opportunities to plan the next step of their development. Success of the project was measured in the following ways: modification of the PACT curriculum; results of pre-post questionnaires; service provided to 32 adult basic education parents; favorable feedback from participating groups; and the continuation of 18 parents into other adult training. (The bulk of the document, an appendix, contains the following: sample schedule; pre-post test; public relations material; sample PACT reading lessons; and the summer curriculum. The summer curriculum includes eight weekly lessons: feelings, friends, and special holidays; the first day of summer; flowers; rainbows; growing things; summer insects; animals; and picnic and scavenger hunt.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Child Development, Curriculum Development, Family Literacy, Individual Differences, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Intergenerational Programs, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.