ERIC Number: ED393000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Research in Adult Literacy.
Research in Adult Literacy, Apr 1996
This newsletter reviews two books about family literacy in the United States. The first, "A Survey of Family Literacy in the United States" (edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Diane H. Tracey, and Caterina Marcone Maxwell), is a reference guide for educators and policymakers that includes the following: brief descriptions of programs for children and intergenerational programs; a list of addresses of agencies and organizations promoting family literacy; a summary of the recent history of family literacy in the United States; and a short, current bibliography on family literacy. The second book reviewed, "Family Literacy: Connections in Schools and Communities" (edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow), is designed for teachers and administrators and contains the following: a collection of articles that describe a wide variety of programs in great detail; learning activities; documents to use in collecting data; and bibliographies. Included along with the brief overviews of the two books are a definition of family literacy; broad conceptual understandings developed in the books; and selected bits of information regarding family literacy that were culled from the works. (MN)
Publication Type: Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.