margo at pnwhealth.com
Tue Nov 19 07:33:17 PST 2002
A week or two ago, I shared an article on health literacy. Now I'm sharing
an article I was reading list night on Family Literacy. Now, my students
would sigh and say something like, "sure, sure...not another interpretation
of literacy." The link will take you to a "Best Practices" Issue Brief from
the National Governor's Association.
As I read the article, I found myself thinking that one characteristic of
health curricula is a school to home link, and the content of the article
made sense to me. It also offered examples of family literacy programs and
one was here in WA state. Here is the definition of family literacy
Family literacy is a unique approach to education that works by bringing
together parents and children to learn and receive their education. Parents
improve their basic skills in the adult education classroom, have time to
come together to talk about their own education needs as well as the needs
of their children, and work with their children during Parent and Child
Together (PACT) Time, creating a very holistic approach to serving the
education needs of the family."
The Issue Brief offers four components of comprehensive family literacy and
notes that increasingly family literacy is included in Federal legislation,
most significantly the No Child Life Behind (NCLB) Act. If this is a topic
of interest, take a look. Margo
Email: margo at pnwhealth.com
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I just wish (s)he didn't trust me so much." Mother Theresa
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