ERIC Number: ED431063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Family Literacy Strategies To Support Children's Learning. ERIC Digest Number 144.
To help guide family literacy program developers in shaping their curriculum, and educators and community leaders in creating independent parenting programs, this digest describes the parenting education component of successful urban programs. In general, family literacy programs have three basic components: adult education, parenting education, and early childhood education for preschoolers. The parenting skills component of family literacy programs generally includes training parents to be their children's primary teachers and full partners in the children's education and interactive literacy activities involving parents and their children. Usual places of service, curricula, staffing, and ancillary services are described. Ongoing evaluation that includes the perspectives of participants helps ensure the efficacy of a program. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027; Tel: 800-601-4868 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.