ERIC Number: ED414005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Family Literacy: The Journey to Success. Stories of Courage, Stories of Change.
National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.
In America today, a tension exists between the continuing needs of an increasingly diverse population and the constantly dwindling resources available to serve them. This booklet looks at one type of program that provides an answer to the problem of addressing complicated human needs in a cost-effective way: family literacy. Through the stories of families whose lives were once limited by poverty, low skills, and unemployment, this booklet shares individual journeys to success. Each unique family path begins at a common crossroad--participation in a family literacy program. The programs featured are part of a national network supported by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). The programs have in common four essential elements: (1) adult literacy, basic skills, and life skills instruction; (2) early childhood education; (3) parent education and support group; and (4) regular opportunities for parent and child interaction. Two-page stories are given for 13 families participating in various family literacy programs throughout the United States. Contains a list of contacts for programs described in the stories. (EV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.