ERIC Number: ED395105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Families Learning Together. Final Report.
Central Intermediate Unit #10, Lock Haven, PA. Development Center for Adults.
A project was conducted to develop a model to facilitate the expansion of adult education and family literacy classes in coordination with other local community organizations for delivery at rural public housing sites. The target audience was adult educators involved in facilitating family literacy and adult literacy programs for rural housing tenants. During the projects, service provider and client needs were assessed, collaborations were initiated, an instructional model was formulated, an administrative plan was created, and an evaluation was conducted. The instructional model was piloted in public housing in Renovo, Pennsylvania. Topics for the sessions included the following: "brothers and sisters fighting,""reading aloud to your child,""getting your child unstuck," and"creative snack making." The collaborative model did increase the educational services available to rural public housing tenants in a geographically isolated community. Agencies welcomed collaboration and evaluated the model as effective for them. Clients enjoyed the instructional sessions and rated them as helpful. (Three appendixes include brochures and fliers used in the project and project evaluation forms and data.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Central Intermediate Unit #10, Lock Haven, PA. Development Center for Adults.