ERIC Number: ED372290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Home-Based Family Literacy Mentoring. A Guide for Head Start Teachers.
Smith, Thomas B.
This guide was developed during a demonstration project conducted in three diverse, multiethnic Western Pennsylvania communities to use older adult tutors as mentors to improve Head Start parents' literacy skills and ability to develop their children's literacy. The guide is intended to facilitate tutors' learning about family literacy and to give them guidelines for working with families and making home visits. The guide includes the following: information on family literacy; a rationale for and description for the project, tips for getting started (characteristics of adult learners, techniques for teaching adults, clarifying goals, and establishing a relationship); ideas for keeping it going (teaching the parents); and wrapping it up (some examples of outcomes as reported by mentors and parents). Appendixes includes a checklist of home visiting tips and a starter list of family literacy activities (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Family Literacy, Institutional Cooperation, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Activities, Mentors, Older Adults, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Recruitment, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Tutors
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Generations Together.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania