ERIC Number: ED480836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Family Literacy.
Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
This joint publication of the journals of the Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) and the National Even Start Association (NESA) focuses on innovative practices and theory in family literacy education, offers an array of perspectives to members of the literacy community, and critically examines some assumptions about literacy in general, as well as the roles of specific family members within the family literacy framework. The articles are as follows: "From the Editors: Perspectives on Family Literacy" (Marguerite Lukes, Claudia M. Ullman); "Reflecting Culture in Reflective Practice: How Literacy Professionals Improve Family Outcomes by Learning Across Cultures" (Martha Kamber, Norma Tan); "Making Connections: Using Narrative and Journal Writing in a Holistic Literary Enhancement Program for Incarcerated Mothers" (Joan Ports); "Digital Family Stories: Using Video Projects to Improve Family Literacy" (Gloria Nudelman, Lua Hadar); "'The Good Mother': Exploring Mothering Discourses in Family Literacy Texts" (Suzanne Smythe, Janet Isserlis); "Involving Fathers in Family Literacy: Outcomes and Insights from the Fathers Reading Every Day Program" (Stephen Green); "Literacy for the Littlest: Sharing Books with Babies and Toddlers" (Laurie Danahy, Jennifer Olson); "Designer Literacy: Reading the Labels" (Elsa Auerbach). The document concludes with NESA and LAC announcements. All articles contain references and some contain figures and tables. (MO)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Family Literacy, Family School Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Fathers, Intergenerational Programs, Literacy Education, Motherless Family, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Role, Parents as Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Videotape Recordings
For full text: http://www.lacnyc.org/publications/Harvest/03Fall/harvestFall03.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Literacy Assistance Center, New York, NY.
Note: Produced with National Even Start Association and supported by the Altman Foundation. Published as the joint Fall 2003 issue of Literacy Harvest (Volume 10, Number 1) and Family Literacy Forum (Volume 2, Number 2). Some pages may not photocopy well due to lack of contrast.