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A review of the literature on family literacy

Author: Lynda Homer; Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick.
Publisher: [Fredericton, N.B.] : Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick, 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda Homer; Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick.
OCLC Number: 427513198
Notes: "June, 2008."
Description: 1 online resource (26 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Defining family literacy --
Definition of terms --
Key themes and issues --
Family literacy programs --
What qualifies as a family literacy program --
Categorizing family literacy programs --
USA legislated program model --
Call for flexible and responsive models --
Understanding family literacy as social practice --
How do families acquire, use and value literacy --
Literacy practices and power relations --
Dominant literacies and power imbalances --
Teaching methods and program content --
Domestication of women --
Family literacy as part of the social change paradigm --
It's more than simply telling a parent to read to a child --
Library trends --
Media technology reshapes literacy practices --
Importance of the early years --
Deficit discourse --
Family as the site for literacy education --
Are standardized tests of literacy skills culturally biased --
Family literacy and the pressure for school readiness --
Impact of school literacy on home literacy --
Children create a third space between home and school --
Partnerships and power imbalances --
Influence of experience upon the early development of the brain --
Best practices in family literacy education --
Staff qualifications and training --
Position of family literacy in adult education --
The gap between best practices and actual practices --
Best practices in early literacy education --
Government response to research on the teaching of reading --
Building on real-life literacy activities --
Program evaluation --
Points for consideration --
Bibliography.
Other Titles: Family literacy practices in the home and community
Literature review
Responsibility: prepared by Lynda Homer for the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick.
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