ERIC Number: ED396827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Family Literacy through Head Start.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
In view of the literacy skills needed to participate effectively in an increasing complex society, this report discusses the importance of reading and reading development in families, and the effort that Head Start puts into promoting family literacy. The report claims that parents' literacy level can have a strong influence on parent child relationships and on children's attitudes toward acquiring literacy skills. It is believed that Head Start can play a significant role in improving family literacy because many exemplary and replicable practices are currently being demonstrated by Head Start grantees. The report discusses the reasons of why Head Start must address literacy, the issues involved in developing literacy programs, the advantages of including Head Start in such programs, the different steps and activities needed to promote family literacy, as well as strategies to heighten awareness and develop intergenerational literacy. A list of family literacy publications, literacy catalogs, information about literacy, and literacy organizations is included. (MOK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.