ERIC Number: ED378845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Family Literacy for Language Minority Families: Issues for Program Implementation. NCBE Program Information Guide Series, No. 17.
Mulhern, Margaret; And Others
Considerations in designing and implementing family literacy programs for the limited-English-speaking population are examined and some solutions are illustrated in one federally-funded program for Latino families, Project FLAME (Family Literacy: Aprendiendo, Mejorando, Educando/Learning, Bettering, Educating). An introductory section looks at the family's role in children's learning and barriers to family involvement in education. Family literacy programs are seen as a means of forging closer ties between homes and schools. Project FLAME, which emphasizes the role of parents as teachers, is then described. A discussion of program development looks at these considerations: taking the appropriate first steps; determining the location and scheduling of classes; curriculum design; language of instruction; selecting instructional materials; staffing; maintenance of attendance and involvement; and program evaluation. A Project FLAME model lesson plan and a list of resource organizations are appended. Contains 29 references. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Family Involvement, Family Programs, Family Role, Language of Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.