ERIC Number: ED439432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
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"Visioning the Whole Elephant": The Case for a Provincial Family Literacy Strategy.
Klassen, Norma; Veeman, Nayda, Ed.
Training for family literacy began in 1993 with the development of the "Come Read with Me" model. Since that time over 300 facilitators have been trained, but a 1997 survey found only a fraction of these individuals were still active in family literacy programs. The Saskatchewan Literacy Network was faced with the challenge of delivering training across a vast and sparsely populated province. Yet clearly something beyond training is needed if family literacy is to be sustainable, and broad community support is essential if family literacy is to move beyond a piecemeal project-based approach. This report is the synthesis of an earlier report and review by Saskatchewan's Provincial Advisory Committee. The report outlines a strategy for a provincially wide community development approach to family literacy programming and the training that would support this development. It is intended to broaden awareness beyond government levels and the organizations and agencies that apply for grant funding. It provides a structure for a growing development of skills for programming and for training. The report states that a key point is the development of a shared vision of what constitutes the "whole" scope of skills and knowledge around family literacy programming. According to the report, the strategy calls for the development of a checklist to identify the scope of skills and knowledge involved in family literacy programming and provide a better way for communities to assess their strengths and training needs. It also calls for the development of training models and well-developed, plain language resource models. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Identifiers - Location: Canada