ERIC Number: ED473587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Pennsylvania Head Start--Family Literacy: Focus Group Meeting Report, 2002.
Because family literacy programs' success depends on strong relationships between family literacy programs and Head Start partners, a series of focus groups were convened to identify ways of strengthening cooperation between Pennsylvania's family literacy and Head Start programs. The six focus groups sites represented a mix of Pennsylvania's geographic regions, rural and urban sites, and Act 143 and Even Start programs. One site opted to hold separate focus groups for Head Start and family literacy staff. The Head Start and family literacy staff at the other five sites elected to have their focus groups together. Four of the programs were co-located, and most participating families were co-enrolled in both programs. All five programs made reciprocal referrals and provided cross training and/or co-training. In most cases, Head Start personnel provided ideas for grant proposals, and family literacy personnel took the lead in preparing the proposals. All five programs stated that staff from both program components had trusted each other from the outset and shared the same philosophies. At five sites, staff conducted their planning together. Three sites included personnel from both program components on advisory boards, held joint staffing meetings, and shared assessment results and evaluations. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy, Federal State Relationship, Focus Groups, Grants, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education, Meetings, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, Referral, Shared Resources and Services, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning
For full text: http://www.pafamilyliteracy.org/pafamilyliteracy/lib/pafamilylite racy/headstartfamilyfocusreport.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania