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Family and intergenerational literacy programs: an update of "the noises of literacy"

Series or Serial: ERIC/ACVE information series; no. 342

Publisher: ERIC Clearinghouse ACVE

Published At: Columbus, OH

Date Published: 1990

Distributor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Center on Education and Training for Employment, The Ohio State University

Source Address: 1900 Kenny Road

Source City/State/Zip: Columbus OH 43210

Phone: 800-848-4815

Material Type: Book

Intended Audience: Program Manager

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Intergenerational Programs

Family and intergenerational literacy programs combine adult basic skill improvement and literacy development in children. This report is an overview of practice in the field. The first chapter presents general background information including definitions and purposes. The second chapter describes the research base. Chapter 3 details programs in adult basic education, libraries, family English literacy, preschool and elementary education, and corporate programs. The fourth chapter presents a typography for classification in mode of intervention and target population. The four generic program types presented are direct adults-direct children, indirect adults-indirect children, direct adults-indirect children, and indirect adults-direct children.

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