ERIC Number: ED357240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Project Lifelong Learning: For the Family. User's Guide.
Forlizzi, Lori; And Others
This user's guide for professionals using Project Lifelong Learning staff development modules is designed to accompany the documentary on lifelong learning in the family, one of three half-hour television documentary programs intended for broadcast and for general public discussion activities. It introduces the project, the purpose of which is to inform people about successful ways to work toward reaching National Education Goal 5: adult literacy. Information follows on use of the package elements: public service announcements (PSAs); documentary, overview of staff development, and indepth staff development videos; readings; suggested discussion questions; ideas for implementing the strategies; bibliography; and resources. In the "Readings" section, an overview of the family literacy context describing the goal of family literacy programs is provided, followed by descriptions of programs in the video and their selection; and readings on the strategies defining what each means and why each is important. The five strategies are as follows: meet learner's needs, develop support for lifelong learning, accommodate learner differences, develop higher order skills, and enable learners to use all language processes in their lives. The 11 discussion questions are followed by ideas for implementing strategies. A bibliography lists 211 readings on literacy and lifelong learning in general and on the strategies. A subset of the readings is annotated. The resources section lists 21 organizations and 9 clearinghouses. Abstracts describe their goals, activities, and services. A newsletter/directory on the history and background of PSAs produced for literacy awareness completes the package. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Educational Resources, Family Involvement, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Family Relationship, Information Dissemination, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Publicity, Staff Development
WQED, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (videotape, user's guide, and resource directory: ($30).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.; WQED, Pittsburgh, PA.