ERIC Number: ED462577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
EFF Voice, Winter 2002.
EFF Voice, v3 n1 Win 2002
This newsletter reports on the activities of Equipped for the Future (EFF), which is a National Institute for Literacy initiative. EFF helps Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients build the skills needed to balance work and home and make a successful transition to work. The article "EFF Frames Family Literacy Programs" defines family literacy as services integrating the following activities: (1) interactive literacy activities between parents and their children; (2) training for parents regarding how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children; (3) parent literacy training that leads to economic self-sufficiency; and (4) an age-appropriate education to prepare children for success in school and life experiences. The article "EFF in a Family Literacy Classroom" explains how teachers and learners can use the 16 EFF literacy education content standards for the following purposes: (1) design meaningful, real-world learning activities; (2) observe and document evidence of mastery of the standards in class; and (3) collect evidence of transferring skills into real-life contexts. Other articles in the newsletter examine the following topics: the role of reading in EFF; EFF activities in Hawaii, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington; and services and online resources available from EFF. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, American Indians, Beginning Reading, Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Indigenous Populations, Instructional Development, Integrated Curriculum, Intergenerational Programs, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, National Organizations, Organizational Development, Organizational Objectives, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Reading Skills, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Standard Setting, Transfer of Training, Welfare Recipients
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii; Maine; Missouri; North Carolina; South Carolina; Washington