Discussion with Dr. Jeri Levesque - Summary

Discussion with Dr. Jeri Levesque - Summary

Family Literacy and Technology
Discussion with Dr. Jeri Levesque

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From January 24 to February 12, 2001, Dr. Jeri Levesque "guest moderated" a discussion related to family literacy and technology. Her initial focus question to List subscribers was: "Can family literacy programs prepare families for a technology-driven society?" The messages in this discussion included an article written by Dr. Jeri Levesque on this question, discussion about this article, discussion about the use of technology in literacy programs, and postings about suggested websites for use in family literacy.

Dr. Jeri Levesque is an Associate Professor at Webster University, newly appointed to lead the university's new Center for Literacy Study and Advancement in St. Louis. She is also Project Director for the Missouri Statewide Even Start Family Literacy Initiative. In addition, she is developing a workplace literacy curriculum for unemployed youth centered on substance abuse issues, and conducting an action research study with two Even Start projects. She is involved in other collaborative action research and evaluation efforts, and leads PACT workshops statewide for practitioners concerned with technology and its use with parents and their young children.

This discussion of this Guest Moderator session is outlined below.

  1. List Moderator's introduction of this Guest Moderator Session, and of Jeri Levesque.

  2. Focus article for this discussion: "Across The Great Divide" by Jeri Levesque.

  3. Discussion: Subscribers' and Jeri's postings (includes helpful websites for programs).

  4. Closing by the Guest and by the List Moderator.