ERIC Number: ED463841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
National Forum on Family Literacy--Collaboration and Quality Proceedings (Orlando, Florida, May 15-16, 2001).
Hughes, Sarah; Botkins, Rod
The National Forum on Family Literacy was convened to encourage and facilitate collaboration among programs at the state level to improve the quality of family literacy services. This forum provided an opportunity for state-level representatives of Head Start, Even Start, Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Initiatives, and Adult Education to share common priorities, identify promising strategies and practices, and develop approaches to sharing resources and services. These proceedings capture the "sense" of presentations from the 2001 meeting. Presentation topics range from creating successful collaborations to implementing the latest findings from research. Included are states' experiences in establishing collaborations and building a family literacy infrastructure. Researchers' presentations of implications of their findings on collaboration and on adult education, early childhood education, parent education, and English Speakers of Other Languages are also summarized. The appendix includes shared information from participants on vision statements and reflections, biographies of presenters, the federal statutory definition of family literacy services, a list of general resources, and a list of attendees, with contact information. (KB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Quality, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Education, State Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
For full text: http://www.famlit.org/headstart/proceedings.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.; Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Compensatory Education (ED), Washington, DC. Even Start Program.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.; RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.