ERIC Number: ED391945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Family Literacy: Directions in Research and Implications for Practice. Summary and Papers of a National Symposium (Washington, DC, September 7-8, 1995).
Benjamin, L. Ann, Ed.; Lord, Jerome, Ed.
This document contains 10 commissioned papers presented at a research design symposium on family literacy. It also contains a summary of the symposium, which was structured around five themes: assumptions and perceptions about family literacy; what we know from research and practice and how we know it; defining the characteristics of family literacy programs; looking to the future--arguing for the top priorities for research and practice; and refining and articulating the top priorities for research and practice. The papers include the following: "Integrated Services, Cross-Agency Collaboration, and Family Literacy" (Judith Alamprese); "English Immigrant Language Learners: Cultural Accommodation and Family Literacy" (Richard Duran); "Designing and Conducting Family Literacy Programs that Account for Racial, Ethnic, Religious, and Other Cultural Differences" (Vivian L. Gadsden); "Family Literacy Programs: Creating a Fit with Families of Children with Disabilities" (Beth Harry); "Longitudinal Study of Family Literacy Program Outcomes" (Andrew Hayes); "Family Literacy: Parent and Child Interactions" (Larry Mikulecky); "Teaching Parenting and Basic Skills to Parents: What We Know" (Douglas Powell); "Intergenerational Transfer of Literacy" (Catherine Snow, Patton Tabors); "Informing Approaches to Serving Families in Family Literacy Programs: Lessons from Other Family Intervention Programs" (Robert St. Pierre, Jean Layzer); and "Meeting the Needs of Families in Family Literacy Programs" (Dorothy Strickland). Appendixes include a list of symposium participants and biographical sketches of commissioned authors. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Parent Role, Second Language Instruction
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Research Inst., Washington, DC.