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ERIC Number: ED574448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Changing the Course of Family Literacy. Policy Paper
Clymer, Carol; Toso, Blaire Willson; Grinder, Elisabeth; Sauder, Ruth Parrish
Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy
"Changing the Course of Family Literacy" re-examines the importance and value of family literacy programming and offers several policy recommendations to focus attention on the four-component model used in Even Start. This paper explores the current status of Family literacy and, after gathering information from 47 states, found that 11 states and the District of Columbia funded family literacy programs in 2015-16. These states and local programs have fostered partnerships and braided funding to preserve and support family literacy programs and services. This paper poses a rationale and recommendations to support family literacy programs as an essential strategy for assisting low-income families in improving their education and employment prospects.
Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy. 405 Keller Building, University Park, PA 16802. Tel: 814-865-5876; Fax: 814-863-6108; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State University, Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Workforce Investment Act 1998