ERIC Number: ED367860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Family Literacy Report.
Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center, Rantoul.
Seven model family literacy programs in Illinois were monitored for one year to determine successful program components and characteristics and to assist local programs in developing and implementing practical evaluation systems. Six were networking programs each of which involved several agencies, and one program was designed on a center-based model. During the study year, all of the programs experienced staff turnovers or reductions. No program made radical changes to its components. The programs generally experienced growth; however, funding reductions forced one program to reduce its services drastically. Four programs expanded into new sites. All of the programs experimented with new curricula or innovative programming ideas. At one program, families participated in a unique computer workshop conducted in Spanish. Another program worked to increase children's access to books and men's involvement in family literacy activities through "make and take nights" featuring activities such as bookshelf making. Other innovative activities at individual project included training college students to conduct home outreach and conducting a one-day course to build self-esteem and nurture adults' needs within families. (This document includes descriptions of the individual programs and program summaries. Selected program evaluation questionnaires are appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center, Rantoul.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois