ERIC Number: EJ785811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Literacy Program for Fathers: A Case Study
Saracho, Olivia N.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n4 p351-356 Feb 2008
A case study approach was used to document the literacy experiences of 25 fathers and their children who participated in a family literacy program. It explored the effects of a literacy intervention that was designed to assist fathers of five-year-old children to develop their children's literacy learning in a family environment. The findings indicated that the fathers promoted their children's literacy development when they learned literacy strategies and activities in the program. Although all fathers were provided with the same literacy content, they differed in their use of literacy strategies. Themes were identified and described based on the literacy strategies, interactions, materials, and activities that the fathers used.
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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