ERIC Number: ED453462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
D'Youville College, West-Side Buffalo Literacy Project: Community and Families Together.
Cook-Cottone, Catherine P.
Within the past decade, the movement toward family and community empowerment in literacy has grown dramatically. It is readily accepted that students' academic performance at school is closely related to the family literacy environment. Community-based programs that celebrate diversity and personal strength while strongly supporting literacy have been quite successful in fostering family literacy growth. This paper describes a workshop that gives practicing school psychologists a basic understanding of the process of designing a home, school, or community literacy partnership. It includes guidelines for effective goal and objective design; an outline of a family literacy curriculum; and a review of key components that ensure participation and program success. The workshop utilizes an active and successful family literacy program as a model to highlight key points. The workshop aims to provide participants with the information necessary to design a family reading program that suits their school's and community's needs. (Contains 29 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (Washington, DC, April 17-22, 2001). Funded by the Education Fund for Greater Buffalo, Mayor's Parent Initiative, Fisher Price, Project Flight, and Borders Books and Cafe.