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ERIC Number: ED462593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Family Literacy Standards.
Purton, Debbie
This document presents and discusses the 12 family literacy standards for family literacy programs in Saskatchewan, Canada, that were developed during a 2-year process by Saskatchewan's Family Literacy Best Practices committee. The document is: (1) an educational tool to develop greater understanding of effective literacy practices; (2) a program evaluation tool; and (3) an aid for family literacy program and project development. The introductory section defines family literacy as encompassing the many ways and everyday situations in which adults engage in and use literacy and language and the emergent literacy of children. Ten examples of family literacy practices outside school settings are listed. The benefits of family literacy are explained along with the philosophy guiding family literacy work. The remainder of the document is a questionnaire containing between 5 and 21 questions on each of 12 family literacy standards pertaining to the following aspects of family literacy programs/projects: (1) effective communication; (2) philosophy; (3) participant and community involvement; (4) content; (5) access; (6) recruiting and supporting participants; (7) staffing; (8) working with volunteers; (9) family support services; (10) assessment; (11) administration; and (12) funding. An alphabetical listing of standards and list of Best Practices Committee members are appended. (MN)
Saskatechewan Literacy Network, 206-220 3rd Ave South, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M1, Canada (no cost except postage/handling). Tel: 306-653-7368; Fax: 306-653-1704; Web site:
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec). National Literacy Secretariat.
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Literacy Network, Saskatoon.
Identifiers - Location: Canada