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ERIC Number: ED378845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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)
NCLE, 1118 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.