ERIC Number: ED379499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-31
From Parent to Child. Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act Title VI Library Literacy Program.
Francois, Honore L.
Prince George's County (Maryland) Memorial Library System received a grant to develop and implement a parenting-literacy project for the women in the County Correctional Center. The project's goal was to help the incarcerated female parent develop her own and her child's literacy skills. Eighty-eight women with children aged 5 and under or who were pregnant or the principal caregiver participated in one of four 6-week-long workshops. Through the workshops, the women were introduced to experiences and techniques they could use to influence and participate in their children's learning through language development/reading activities and to increase their own literacy and parenting skills. An evaluation form administered at the end of each cycle showed a 98 percent approval rating for the project. The literacy skills assessment results demonstrated that the women were not functionally illiterate. They were enthusiastic about the reading activities for themselves as well as for their children. (Following the 11-page report, appendixes provide the following: a detailed description of the video series, Footsteps, that was used to present parenting issues, concerns, and techniques; evaluation form; program brochure; interviews with program completers; and copies of news articles and annual report.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Authoring Institution: Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Hyattsville, MD.