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ERIC Number: ED459275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 179
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-3894-8
Building Family Literacy in an Urban Community. Language and Literacy Series.
Handel, Ruth D.
This book offers educators and parents who work to forge authentic partnerships between home and school new insights based on the author's experiences with family literacy projects. During an 8-year study, the author examined the experiences of adult participants in school-based family literacy programs, exploring what accounted for sustained teacher and parent interest; the benefits, limitations, and consequences of their participation; how the program meshed with personal history and out-of-school lives; and guidelines for family literacy practice. The 12 chapters are: (1) "The Multiple Meaning of Family Literacy"; (2) "Development of Family Literacy Programs"; (3) "Family Literacy in Schools"; (4) "The Partnership for Family Reading"; (5) "The Women of Family Reading"; (6)"Voices of Mothers"; (7) "Literacy Resources in the Home Environment"; (8) "Home and School Relationships"; (9) "Teachers as Family Literacy Learners"; (10) "Reflections on Gender, Class, and Race"; (11) "Small Wins and Large Circumstances"; and (12) "What's in a Name?" The author provides a list of children's books most frequently used in the Partnership for Family Reading program. (Contains 146 references.) (SM)
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3894-8, $21.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-8077-3895-6, $48). Tel: 212-678-3963; e-mail:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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