ERIC Number: ED379964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Immigrant Learners and Their Families: Literacy To Connect the Generations. Language in Education: Theory & Practice 84.
Weinstein-Shr, Gail, Ed.; Quintero, Elizabeth, Ed.
Teachers' and developers' descriptions of intergenerational literacy programs for immigrants are collected here. Topics addressed include appropriate program design, the quality of intergenerational collaboration, student journals, learner-centered curriculum design, traditional and personal storytelling as a literacy approach, education and refugee experiences, student and program assessment, and the benefits of intergenerational programs. Articles include: Program Design: Focus on Collaboration"; "Literacy Program Design: Reflections from California" (Grace D. Holt, Daniel D. Holt); "Lessons in Collaboration: An Adult Educator's Perspective" (Jessica Dilworth); "Connecting Through Culture Brokers: Promise and Pitfalls" (Nora Lewis, Cecilia Varbero); "Family Collaboration in Children's Literacy: When Journals Travel Home" (Daniel J. Doorn); "Curriculum: Drawing on Learner Strengths"; "From Deficit to Strength: Changing Perspectives on Family Literacy" (Elsa Roberts Auerbach); "Memories of Miami in the Family Literacy Class" (Loren McGrail); "Literacy from Within: the Project FIEL Curriculum" (Ana Huerta-Macias); "Our Stories To Transform Them: A Source of Authentic Literacy" (Maritza Arrastia); "Where We Are, Where We're Going"; "Learning from Uprooted Families" (Gail Weinstein-Shr); "Evidence of Success: Learner Assessment and Program Evaluation in Innovative Programs" (Heidi Spruck Wrigley); and "Magic and Risk: Lessons for the Future" (Elizabeth Quintero). (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum Design, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Family Role, Immigrants, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education, Personal Narratives, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Student Journals
Delta Systems, Inc., 1400 Miller Pkwy., McHenry, IL 60050-7030.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.