ERIC Number: ED393087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Quality: Even Start Family Literacy Programs.
Dwyer, M. Christine
Capturing what has been learned over the past several years about the characteristics of effective Even Start Family Literacy programs, this book offers a guide for self-review by programs for the purpose of staff development and program improvement. The book also provides a focus for designing local program evaluations, serves as an outline of important program characteristics for those new to Even Start, and gives potential collaborators information about Even Start. The first section of the book presents background information. The second section presents indicators of quality within 10 major topic areas (integration of components, collaboration, recruitment, parent-child interactions and parenting education, home visiting, adult education/adult literacy, early childhood program settings, retention of families, transitions, and staff development) with many interconnections across the topics as appropriate for an integrated program. Each topic area begins with a statement of the primary goal or challenge associated with that topic or component, followed by statements of conditions associated with quality programs, and a "snapshot" description from a family literacy project to illustrate how the quality considerations are implemented in practice. Contains 50 references. A self-assessment tool using the quality considerations described in the book is attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Compensatory Education (ED), Washington, DC. Even Start Program.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.