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ERIC Number: ED462577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii; Maine; Missouri; North Carolina; South Carolina; Washington