ERIC Number: ED367874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
When Bonds Are Broken. Family Literacy for Incarcerated Fathers and Their Children. Year Two. Project #98-4004.
Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA. Adult Literacy Div.
This manual was developed for use in a 17-session family literacy program for incarcerated fathers and their children. The activities in the first eight sessions, which are designed to be completed before the children's first visit, are based on a mix of children's literature and reading materials dealing with child development and parenting. In session 9, the fathers are asked to write about their children's first visit and to complete activities dealing with reflective listening and communicating with children. Among the topics covered in the remaining sessions are the following: learning styles, newspaper reading, low-cost gifts for children, empowerment, reading to children, family communication, dealing with children's problems, problem solving, consequences, and natural and logical consequences. Each section includes some or all of the following: session objectives, session activities, lists of materials needed and recommended books, instructional handouts, worksheets, and discussion questions. Appended are instructions for various games, recipes, songs, and arts and crafts projects to be completed during the individual sessions and a sample report card. A 55-item bibliography of reading and literature texts and other literature used during the course is attached. Also included is a copy of the grant questionnaire completed by the project director for the 1992-93 project year. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Child Behavior, Child Development, Communication Skills, Correctional Education, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Fathers, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Newspapers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Prisoners, Problem Solving, Program Development, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA. Adult Literacy Div.