ERIC Number: ED395113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
McCoy Manor: A Model Family Literacy-Housing Authority Program. Final Report.
Fisher, Allison L.
A project operated a model, adaptable family literacy program in a housing authority that served 35 residents. Its objectives were to improve parents' basic skills and help them improve their ability to assist their children, to assist parents in learning appropriate expectations for their children and understanding individual differences, and to encourage enrolled parents to seek out other adult education training opportunities. Workshops were held at the housing project with parents in one room and children in another. Findings indicated the project was beneficial for students, especially in providing a link with other educational and community opportunities. The portfolio assessment aspect of evaluation was ineffective due to the transient nature of the population. The greatest barrier that the project faced was the reluctance of housing members to attend class due to its association with the "authorities." (Appendixes to the 11-page report include a 13-item bibliography, syllabus, lesson plan guide, inservice guide, advertisements, and portfolio with sample forms.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.