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Handbook of Family Literacy

Edited by: Barbara Hanna Wasik

Print publication date:  April  2012
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415884570
eBook ISBN: 9780203841495
Adobe ISBN: 9781136899126


Book description

The Handbook of Family Literacy, 2e, provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of family literacy of any available book. It documents the need for literacy education for children and parents, describes early literacy and math development within the home, analyses interventions in home and center settings, and examines the issues faced by fathers and women with low literacy skills. Cultural issues are examined especially those for Hispanic, African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and migrant populations. Noted experts throughout the United States, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and South Africa analyze the commonalities and differences of family literacy across cultures and families. Key features include the following.

Comprehensive – Provides updated information on the relation between early childhood literacy development, parenting education, and intervention services.

Research Focus – Provides an extensive review of experimental studies, including national reviews and meta-analyses on family literacy.

Practice Focus – Provides a comprehensive treatment of family literacy interventions necessary for program developers, policy makers, and researchers.

Diversity Focus – Provides detailed information on cultural and diversity issues for guiding interventions, policy, and research.

International Focus – Provides an international perspective on family literacy services that informs program developers, researchers, and policy makers across countries.

Evaluation Focus – Provides detailed guidelines for ensuring program quality and fidelity and a valuable new evaluation perspective based on implementation science.

This book is essential reading for anyone – researchers, program developers, students, practitioners, and policy makers – who needs to be knowledgeable about intervention issues, family needs, program developments, and research outcomes in family literacy.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Role of Family Literacy in Society Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Early Literacy Development Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Child Language and Literacy Development at Home Download PDF
Chapter  4:  How Can Parents Help Their Children Learn Math? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Nested Strategies to Promote Language and Literacy Skills Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Focus on Children under Age Three Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Family Literacy and Home Visiting Programs Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Translating Research into Practice Download PDF
Chapter  9:  How Effective Are Family Literacy Programs for Children’s Literacy Skills? Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Father Involvement and Family Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Adult Learning in Family Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading to Adults Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Effective Strategies for Teaching Math to Adults Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Preparing Adults for the Future Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Parent Engagement and Parent Leadership Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A Socio-Cultural Conception of Literacy Practices in African American Families Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Families Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Family Literacy Programs for Latino Families in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Linguistic, Literacy, and Socioemotional Interventions for Young Children in Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Families Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Family Literacy in Canada Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Family Literacy in England Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Family Literacy Programs in the Netherlands and in Germany Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Family Literacy in New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Family Literacy Programs in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Approaches to Program Fidelity in Family Literacy Research Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Assessing Early Childhood Classrooms Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Assessing Adult Basic Education Classrooms in Family Literacy Programs Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Program Improvement through Action Research Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Developing Implementation Capacity of Organizations and Systems to Support Effective Uses of Family Literacy Programs Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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