ERIC Number: ED368875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Cooperative Family Literacy Project. Special Demonstration Project.
Hawk, Kim; And Others
The Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc. developed the Family Literacy Project, an innovative cooperative family literacy project with the Uniontown (Pennsylvania) School District. The project's purpose was to provide economically and educationally disadvantaged parents of teenagers with the following: basic skills instruction, instruction in parenting using the Lee Canter Assertive Discipline and Homework without Tears curriculum, and information about other support services related to the needs of families with adolescents. Two 16-hour workshops provided basic academic instruction in reading and mathematics to the parents of the junior high students in Ben Franklin School. Presenters from different organizations provided information on how to best use the existing services of the health and human service organizations in the county. The methods used to evaluate the parents were pre- and posttests using the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and evaluation forms. Findings indicated that the parents felt the information was very helpful and they felt a sense of camaraderie in the support groups. The students who were TABE tested increased their grades an average of 2.3 grade levels. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Family Literacy, High Risk Students, Human Services, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc., Uniontown, PA.