ERIC Number: ED365168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Model Strategies in Bilingual Education: Family Literacy and Parent Involvement.
McCollum, Heather; Russo, Alexander W. W.
This study reports on nine family literacy projects that focus on families whose primary language is not English. The first six projects fall under the Kenan service model, which sees that children receive more or as many services as adults and is organized around children's needs. These include the Canoncito Family Support/Early Childhood Education project (Lagana, New Mexico); the Family Tree Even Start project (Mesa, Arizona); Healdsburg/Windsor Even Start project (Healdsburg and Windsor, California); Hidalgo Even Start project (Hidalgo, Texas); Refugee Family Literacy Project (Rochester, New York); and Salem Family English Literacy project (Salem, Oregon). The last three projects focus on adults and are referred to as enhanced adult English-as-a-Second-Language family literacy projects. These include the Florida International University Family English Literacy project (Miami, Florida); the Lao Family English Literacy project (St. Paul, Minnesota); and the Newcomer Family Literacy project (Lawrence, Massachusetts). The report highlights the accomplishments and lessons of each project; focuses on cultural and linguistic issues; describes effective approaches for dealing with program components, such as outcomes and evaluation methods; and looks at project design and implementation. One-page profiles highlight key issues and strategies and provide detailed information about each project. Appended are project information, including a list of project contacts, and an assortment of project materials that may provide insights into effective family literacy strategies. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Bilingual Education, Children, Cultural Differences, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Models, Native Language Instruction, Parents as Teachers, Program Design, Program Implementation, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.