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ERIC Number: ED468862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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The Literacy Connection.
Garrett, Sherrye Dee; Rechis, Ruth; Garcia, Robert; Rivera, Linda; Landreth, Linda
This chapter is part of a book that recounts the year's work at the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. Rather than an "elitist" laboratory school for the children of university faculty, the dual-language ECDC is a collaboration between the Corpus Christi Independent School District and the university, with an enrollment representative of Corpus Christi's population. The chapter describes and evaluates The Literacy Connection, an ECDC program designed to improve parents' literacy skills so that their children's literacy skills, in turn, will improve. The program involves one-on-one tutoring for parents by university graduate assistants, with special emphasis on parents of 3- and 4-year-olds. The project implementation involved several stages: (1) promoting awareness of the project within the university, the Corpus Christi Independent School District, and the educational community outside the university; (2) recruiting parents who wanted to increase their literacy and English language skills and develop basic computer skills; (3) soliciting support for materials and incentives from community representatives; (4) conducting the tutoring sessions; (5) presenting a parent workshop; (6) recognizing the success of the parents; and (7) evaluating the results. The evaluation found that learners were satisfied, and that the program had a high retention rate. (Contains 11 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Corpus Christi)