ERIC Number: ED374236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Path to Family Literacy. Building a Comprehensive Program, Step by Step.
Gabler, Carol; Goethel, Jan
This manual was developed to help facilitators explain, implement, or expand a family literacy program. It is based on research and on the experience of developing and implementing the model program established by Literacy Volunteers of America-Chippewa Valley in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The program encompassed the four basic components of family literacy: education for the adult, education for preschoolers, parent education, and parent and child interaction activities. The manual follows a question-and-answer format to take program directors sequentially through family literacy program development and implementation. The book covers the following topics: What is family literacy?; Why build a comprehensive program?; Who are the partners?; What about publicity?; Who can participate?; Who recruits the families?; Implementing the basic components; What are the obstacles to learning?; How is the game won?; Who makes the rules?; Who coordinates the components?; What about volunteers?; What about English as a Second Language?; Who pays for all this; and What about my own program? More than half the book is made up of appendixes that contain the following: (1) sample job descriptions; (2) tools (organizational, grant writing, publicity, recruitment, instructional, and program evaluation); (3) forms (intake, policy, attendance, permission, evaluation, interest surveys, and scheduling); (4) resource lists (organizations, program development, adult education, early childhood education, parent education, parent and child interaction, portfolio assessment, English as a Second Language, and funding sources); and (5) a bibliography listing 112 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Family Programs, Grantsmanship, Literacy Education, Models, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Publicity, Student Recruitment
Literacy Volunteers of America-Chippewa Valley, 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701 ($20 plus $2 postage; 10 or more, $18).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers of America-Chippewa Valley, Eau Claire, WI.