ERIC Number: ED402490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Collaborative Family Literacy Program. Final Report.
Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
A project was undertaken to develop a model that adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) programs throughout Pennsylvania could use as a framework to develop and implement collaborative family literacy programs in cooperation with human services agencies and community-based organizations, including providers of Even Start, Head Start, and other early childhood programs. The following were among the main project activities: documentation of the linkages needed to develop a collaborative family literacy program; identification of three family literacy programs as case study sites; observation of/interviews with key partners in the collaboration required for family literacy service provision; comparative study of existing models for community-based planning and family literacy program development; and production of a practical manual to help ABLE providers develop collaborative family literacy programs and evaluation of the manual by external reviewers (all were adult education providers). The external reviewers found the model collaborative family literacy program to be practical and exportable and the manual to be applicable and useful. The reviewers' qualitative comments on specific sections of the manual were incorporated into its final revision. (The bibliography lists eight references. Appended are sample completed learner questionnaires and reviewer evaluations.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Community Organizations, Cooperative Planning, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education, Models, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Public Agencies, Questionnaires, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania