Handbook of Family Literacy

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-04-26
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Providing intervention services for at-risk children and their families has become a major goal of countries throughout the world. A vital part of this movement is the introduction of family literacy services not only in the US but throughout Europe, Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The emerging field of family literacy, which cuts across early childhood education, early literacy development, parent education, adult education, and parent-child literacy interactions has never had a comprehensive volume that pulls together and integrates its many interacting components. That is the mission of this Handbook. It provides an up-to-date picture of existing family literacy programs, of the research and theories that guide these programs, of current issues, and of likely future directions. The new edition of this Handbookfocuses on the intergenerational transfer of literacy and shows why family literacy is basic to the goals of any country. It discusses the latest developments in child and adult literacy, parent education, and the implications of family literacy for home visiting programs. Information on culture and diversity remain central to the discussion of family literacy and new information on the role of fathers is presented. Comprehensive Coverage “ Whereas many books deal with various components of this broad and loosely coupled field, this is the first to profile and integrate its many overlapping components. New Information “ In addition to updating all topics, there is an increased focus on the role of fathers, on second language learners, and on procedures for meeting the needs of specific ethnic groups. Recommendations for Practice “ Information essential to the development of curriculum and instructional practices in integrated throughout the book. Program recommendations cover such topics as integrating the curriculum, enriching early childhood classrooms, enhancing parent-child literacy interactions, and coordinating with other agencies.

Author Biography

Barbara Hanna Wasik, PhD, holds a William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professorship in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is also a Fellow of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. A clinical and school psychologist, she has devoted most of her professional career to developing and evaluating intervention programs for children at risk of social, emotional, or academic difficulties. She was an invited participant to the White House Conference on Child Care and served as a member of the Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy of the National Academy of Sciences. She co-authored Home Visiting; Procedures for Helping Families and the Handbook of Child Development and Early Intervention.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Contributor Listp. xiii
Overview of Family Literacyp. 1
The Role of Family Literacy in Societyp. 3
Children's Early Literacy and Language Developmentp. 19
Early Literacy Developmentp. 23
Child Language and Literacy Development at Homep. 38
How Can Parents Help Their Children Learn Math?p. 51
Nested Strategies to Promote Language and Literacy Skillsp. 66
Focus on Children under Age Three: Family Literacy in Early Head Startp. 87
Family Literacy and Home Visiting Programsp. 103
Translating Research into Practice: Results from the National Early Literacy Panel and Their Implications for Family Literacy Programsp. 118
How Effective Are Family Literacy Programs for Children's Literacy Skills? A Review of the Meta-Analytic Evidencep. 135
Parent and Adult Learning and Engagementp. 149
Father Involvement and Family Literacyp. 151
Adult Learning in Family Literacy: Special Considerations for Women Learnersp. 166
Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading to Adultsp. 181
Effective Strategies for Teaching Math to Adultsp. 195
Preparing Adults for the Future: Transitions to Postsecondary Education or Workp. 209
Parent Engagement and Parent Leadershipp. 223
Culture and Diversityp. 237
A Socio-Cultural Conception of Literacy Practices in African American Familiesp. 239
Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Familiesp. 255
Family Literacy Programs for Latino Families in the United Statesp. 270
Linguistic, Literacy, and Socioemotional Interventions for Young Children in Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Familiesp. 289
Global Efforts in Family Literacyp. 303
Family Literacy in Canadap. 307
Family Literacy in Englandp. 325
Family Literacy Programs in the Netherlands and in Germany: Policies, Current Programs, and Evaluation Studiesp. 339
Family Literacy in New Zealand: Weaving Together Families, Schools, and Communityp. 354
Family Literacy Programs in South Africap. 370
Program Quality and Fidelity in Family Literacyp. 385
Approaches to Program Fidelity in Family Literacy Researchp. 387
Assessing Early Childhood Classroomsp. 401
Assessing Adult Basic Education Classrooms in Family Literacy Programsp. 417
Program Improvement through Action Researchp. 433
Developing Implementation Capacity of Organizations and Systems to Support Effective Uses of Family Literacy Programsp. 447
Indexp. 465
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