Family Literacy for Language Minorities Families: Issues for Program Implementation.
Margaret Mulhern, Flora V. Rodriguez-Brown, Timothy Shanahan
Considerations in designing and implementing family literacy programs for the limited-English-speaking population are examined and some solutions are illustrated in one federally-funded program for Latino families, Project FLAME (Family Literacy: Aprendiendo, Mejorando, Educando/Learning, Bettering, Educating). An introductory section looks at the family's role in children's learning and barriers to family involvement in education. Family literacy programs are seen as a means of forging closer ties between homes and schools. Project FLAME, which emphasizes the role of parents as teachers, is then described. A discussion of program development looks at these considerations: taking the appropriate first steps; determining the location and scheduling of classes; curriculum design; instruction; limited English language of instruction; selecting instructional materials; staffing; maintenance of attendance and involvement; and program evaluation. A Project FLAME model lesson plan and a list of resource organizations are appended. Contains 29 references.
Margaret Mulhern, Flora V. Rodriguez-Brown, Timothy Shanahan. Family Literacy for Language Minorities Families: Issues for Program Implementation. (1994). NCELA [National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition]: Washington, DC.
Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs (OBEMLA)
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Center for the Study of Language and Education
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