NLA Discussion: 21st Century Act
ftracy-mumf at state.de.us
Wed Apr 30 13:37:24 EDT 1997
There are numerous intergenerational contexts in the field. It is not uncommon
for us in Delaware to have "families" graduating from our Adult High School
program each year. While our high school program is not set up as a
"family literacy" program, we always have parent-child combinations graduating.
One year we actually had a mother-father-daughter all walk across the
What the "families learning together" approach accomplishes is a positive
support system. When family members enroll, we know that we have completers.
Their academic achievements tend to be high and the relationship between the
parent and child changes -- parent and child become equals -- for the period
of time that they are learning together.
When enrolling, the parent usually states that they are enrolling with their
child so that their child will finish high school. It works!!!
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