ERIC Number: EJ694354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Reference Count: 12
How We Started: The Family Literacy Programme in Slovenia
Literacy, v39 n2 p81-84 Jul 2005
Different research on literacy demonstrates that the family has an important impact on literacy in general and it seems that there may be an inter-generational transfer of literacy level and reading habits within families. In order to compensate for lack of encouragement of reading at home, different initiatives have been developed involving work with children and adults, because of their stronger influence on the whole family. The more effective methods are those that include members of the same family, especially parents and children. The Slovenian Institute for Adult Education has developed a family literacy programme for parents and their children called "Read and Write Together". This is aimed at parents with a low standard of education who have children in the initial years of elementary school. At that time, parents are very motivated to help their children to succeed at school, but their own basic skills need some refreshment before they are able to help their children. The school programme involves two teachers, 50 hours of organised schoolwork and 25 hours of planned homework.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Family Literacy, Adult Students, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, Homework, Family School Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Slovenia