ERIC Number: ED361483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Intergenerational Literacy. A 1989-90 Pennsylvania Department of Education Adult Education Division 353 Project.
LVA Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council, Lebanon, PA.
This report briefly describes an intergenerational, interagency project in Lancaster and Lebanon counties of Pennsylvania. The project attempted to show that with training and group bonding, members of different generations reading preschool materials together for 8 weeks could change their attitudes and habits about reading in general and reading to children in particular. It also attempted to show that using preschool literature and storytelling as the tool, a holistic, or whole language approach to reading would enhance learning. Evaluations of agency personnel and families showed that these expectations had been met. Publicity and interest in the project generated more money, services, students, and tutors for the Literacy Council. Eight appendixes include the following materials: (1) lists of 83 books in English and 16 in Spanish suitable for preschoolers and 69 books suitable for adults, used in the program; (2) a job description for an intergenerational teacher/coordinator; (3) program handouts and lists of videotapes used; (4) a questionnaire and evaluation forms; (5) a bibliography listing family literacy resources, including 21 books, 2 videotapes, and 4 foundations and other resources; (6) public relations activities and letters of support; (7) a sample family story; and (8) a sample request for funding. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: LVA Lancaster-Lebanon Literacy Council, Lebanon, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania