Handbook of Family Literacy.
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- 2nd ed.
- Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012.
1 online resource (497 pages)
- FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Education.
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- 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.
Part I Overview of Family Literacy
1 The Role of Family Literacy in Society
Part II Children's Early Literacy and Language Development
2 Early Literacy Development
3 Child Language and Literacy Development at Home
4 How Can Parents Help Their Children Learn Math?
5 Nested Strategies to Promote Language and Literacy Skills
6 Focus on Children under Age Three: Family Literacy in Early Head Start
7 Family Literacy and Home Visiting Programs
8 Translating Research into Practice: Results from the National Early Literacy Panel and Their Implications for Family Literacy Programs
9 How Effective Are Family Literacy Programs for Children's Literacy Skills?: A Review of the Meta-Analytic Evidence
Part III Parent and Adult Learning and Engagement
10 Father Involvement and Family Literacy
11 Adult Learning in Family Literacy: Special Considerations for Women Learners
12 Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading to Adults
13 Effective Strategies for Teaching Math to Adults
14 Preparing Adults for the Future: Transitions to Postsecondary Education or Work
15 Parent Engagement and Parent Leadership
Part IV Culture and Diversity
16 A Socio-Cultural Conception of Literacy Practices in African American Families
17 Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Families
18 Family Literacy Programs for Latino Families in the United States
19 Linguistic, Literacy, and Socioemotional Interventions for Young Children in Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Families
Part V Global Efforts in Family Literacy
20 Family Literacy in Canada
21 Family Literacy in England
22 Family Literacy Programs in the Netherlands and in Germany: Policies, Current Programs, and Evaluation Studies.
23 Family Literacy in New Zealand: Weaving Together Families, Schools, and Community
24 Family Literacy Programs in South Africa
Part VI Program Quality and Fidelity in Family Literacy
25 Approaches to Program Fidelity in Family Literacy Research
26 Assessing Early Childhood Classrooms
27 Assessing Adult Basic Education Classrooms in Family Literacy Programs
28 Program Improvement through Action Research
29 Developing Implementation Capacity of Organizations and Systems to Support Effective Uses of Family Literacy Programs
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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- Print version: Wasik, Barbara H. Handbook of Family Literacy
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