ERIC Number: ED350423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Community Relations Manual for Family Literacy Programs.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Coll., Jackson.; Moss Point School District, MS.; Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
This manual documents a family literacy program developed by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and conducted at a local elementary school. It describes how the program combined General Educational Development (GED) courses for parents with a preschool program for their 3- to 4-year-old children. Based on the Kenan Family Literacy model developed in Kentucky, the program was designed to serve up to 15 families at a time and to have open enrollment. GED courses and preschool were conducted for 3 full days per week, combining some activities and providing care for children while adults took other courses. Adults who completed the courses were eligible to take the GED tests, and those who passed participated in a special graduation ceremony with other GED graduates in the area. The manual provides job descriptions for program personnel and their qualifications. Four chapters describe the program and give examples of program materials: (1) synopsis of the family literacy program; (2) importance of interorganizational networking; (3) educating, reaching, and presenting the program; and (4) local events and promotion issues. Press clippings about the program are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Coll., Jackson.; Moss Point School District, MS.; Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests