ERIC Number: ED379960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Family Literacy for Parents with Limited English Proficiency.
Yu, Jin H.
A family literacy program designed for parents of preschool and elementary school children is described and evaluated. Participants were 20 Korean families in which the parents had limited English proficiency. Parents read with children and were instructed in the use of reading strategies that could be used at home. Various whole language techniques were used for parent instruction. Instructors helped parents arrange reading schedules and educated them in the use of various public services such as libraries and reading programs. Attendance records indicated that parents who participated regularly in the program had children who displayed greater confidence and interest in reading with teachers at school. Participating parents learned reading techniques and vocabulary words from children's books and songs and became more familiar with community resources. Program difficulties included lack of parent time, due to heavy work schedules, and winter weather conditions hindering participation. Materials collected for use in the program will be distributed in a family literacy instructional booklet, and are being translated into Korean. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Family English Literacy, Family Influence, Family Programs, Instructional Materials, Intergenerational Programs, Korean Americans, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Preschool Education, Student Attitudes, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Project #98-4045. Page 3 contains light type.