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ERIC Number: ED564133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 242
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 987-3-00-045161-4
Learning to Fly: Family-Oriented Literacy Education in Schools. Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Hamburg's Family Literacy Project 2004-2014
Rabkin, Gabriele, Ed.; Roche, Stephen, Ed.
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
This book was published to mark the tenth anniversary of Hamburg's award-winning Family Literacy project (FLY). It includes contributions from key stakeholders--academics, teachers, parents and children--participating in the conceptualization and implementation of FLY in the city of Hamburg. FLY mainly targets people from socially disadvantaged communities and applies an intergenerational approach to learning. Since 2004, when FLY was launched, it has helped thousands of children and parents learn to read and write, and, ultimately, succeed in their further education. This book underlines the role of literacy as a key component for sustainable development and highlights the importance of FLY for the city of Hamburg and as a model for other cities. The books includes the following sections: (1) Ten years of FLY in Hamburg--Cause for celebration (Josef Keuffer); (2) 10 Years of Mutually Beneficial Cooperation between LI and UIL (Arne Carlsen); (3) The Family Plays the Most Important Role (Peter Daschner); (4) Introduction: Ten Years of Family Literacy in Hamburg: Past, Present and Future (Gabriele Rabkin); (5) Experiences & Events: Little Stories that Say a Lot; (6) The Collaboration between FLY and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning: The International Dimension (Ulrike Hanemann, Maren Elfert); (7) Family Literacy (FLY) and the Hamburg Language Learning Strategy (Andreas Heintze, Marita Müller-Krätzschmar, Bilge Yörenç); (8) The British Concept of Literacy (Martin Eckeberg, Otfried Börner); (9) The UNESCO Office in Kathmandu and Family Literacy in Nepal (Tap Raj Pant); (10): FLY as an Intergenerational Approach to Preserving Cultural Heritage (Sumon Tuladhar); (11) The HIPPY and FLY Projects in Hamburg: Possible Synergies (Peter Weber). Also included are the Afterword--Learning to FLY (Eva-Maria Alves); an about the contributors section; and a bibliography.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) (Germany)
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Nepal; United Kingdom