ERIC Number: ED407651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Family Literacy: Getting Started.
Butkus, Deborah L.; Willoughby, Mary, Ed.
Noting that family literacy is an intergenerational approach to education that addresses the needs of both the adult and child learner, this booklet presents aspects of family literacy programs and steps to help ensure the program's success. After discussing the need for family literacy, the book discusses the effectiveness of family literacy and presents a definition of family literacy. The booklet then addresses components of family literacy programs--adult basic skills education, the early childhood component, and the parents and children together component. The booklet next discusses family literacy models and evaluation procedures. The booklet concludes with steps on how to get a family literacy program started, including preparing the community, assessing need, accessing resources, recruiting families, and implementing and evaluating the program. Contains 19 references and 18 notes. Appendixes list family literacy resources, indicators of program quality, parent time topics, a family interest survey, programs for two 1-day family literacy programs, advice on home visits, and a family literacy questionnaire. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado