ERIC Number: ED456336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Gathering Voices: Building an Alliance for Family Literacy. Proceedings (St. John's, Canada, October 26-28, 2000).
Drake, Angela, Ed.; Anonsen, Kay, Ed.
This document contains the proceedings of a conference on family literacy that was attended by representatives of community-based literacy and family literacy programs in Newfoundland and Labrador. The document begins with an executive summary of the conference activities. The texts of the following keynote addresses are presented: "A Thousand Cups of Tea" (Mary Gordon); "The Basic Skills Agency" (Elizabeth Hanson); and "Roots of Empathy" (Mary Gordon). The conference workshops, which dealt with the following topics, are summarized: extending families; supporting family literacy through community-based programs; development of a strategic literacy plan; early brain development and literacy; early intervention and the role of the reading specialist; overcoming barriers through innovative literacy practices; reading as a family affair; strategic literacy funding; Canada's National Adult Literacy Database; building community capacity through intergenerational learning; parent involvement in lifelong learning; and factors underlying successful literacy programs. Presented next is a summary of the final plenary session, during which participants split into four groups and examined the question of how to further develop family literacy in the Province of Newfoundland. Concluding the document are results of the conference evaluation, a list of conference publications, the publication distribution list, and a list of conference participants. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Brain, Community Education, Conferences, Databases, Early Intervention, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Family Literacy, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Intergenerational Programs, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, National Programs, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Perceptual Development, Place Based Education, Program Content, Program Development, Public Policy, Reading Consultants, Strategic Planning, Success, Workshops
For full text: http://www.nald.ca/fulltext/Voices/voices.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A