ERIC Number: ED426252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Family Numeracy Adds Up. Lessons from the Family Numeracy Pilot Programme.
Basic Skills Agency, London (England).; National Foundation for Educational Research, Slough (England).
This document contains information from and about the Family Numeracy program, a 1-year pilot program conducted in 14 local education authorities throughout the United Kingdom to identify the most effective methods of achieving the following goals: raise the level of home support for numeracy; improve the numeracy skills of 3- to 5-year-old children at risk of underattainment; and help parents improve their own and their children's numeracy skills. The following topics are discussed in sections 1-5: the Family Numeracy program's objectives and components; impact of poor numeracy; findings of the pilot evaluation; program participants; and pilot program outcomes. Section 6 presents a model of effective family numeracy provision featuring three strands of provision with joint and separate sessions for adults and children, a firmly structured numeracy curriculum, and "bridging activities" to help parents develop their children's numeracy skills at home. Section 7 explains how to adapt the model to different local circumstances, and Section 8 illustrates successful strategies through case studies. Twenty-seven tables/figures are included. Appended are the following: "NFER (National Foundation for Educational Research) Report on the Family Numeracy Evaluation" (Greg Brooks, Dougal Hutchinson), evaluation framework, and list of participating sites. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Family Literacy, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education, Models, National Programs, Numeracy, Parents as Teachers, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, School Districts
Basic Skills Agency, Admail 524, London WC1A 1BR, England (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Basic Skills Agency, London (England).; National Foundation for Educational Research, Slough (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom