In 2002, New Zealand created the Manukau Family Literacy Program (MFLP) based on the Kenan model. This program is offered to a population composed of Maoris, Pasifikas and new migrants living in an urban setting It reflects the culture and the cultural and educational context of New Zealand. It is also an exemplary model of collaboration in a community to support families.
Partnership et elaboration in the MFLP - Founded on best practices in the field of family literacy, the MFLPlis based on solid partnerships with schools, daycare centres and other community organizations. The program is built around existing pedagogical resources in the community and aims to have families and the community take responsibility for the program.
The six principles of the MFLP
Components and targeted results - The model includes four equally important components, covering resultsl similar to the Kenan model:
1. Adult education - targeted results
2. Education in parental skills - targeted results
3. Education of the children - targeted results (according to the national program for young children)
4. parent-child activities - targeted results
17 For more information on this model, see the web site of COMET: http://www.comet.org