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ERIC Number: EJ794801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Addressing Goals of School and Community: Lessons from a Family Literacy Program
Longwell-Grice, Hope; McIntyre, Ellen
School Community Journal, v16 n2 p115-132 Fall-Win 2006
For educators interested in engaging in critical literacy work with families and schools, the efforts can be both exhilarating and exasperating. Reflecting on a two-year family literacy project, we consider the possibilities and pitfalls of the projects' design and implementation. The work described in this article takes a stance that is both critical and grounded in the notion of "funds of knowledge." We propose a framework to assist in the creation and evaluation of family literacy projects and examine its application to our own efforts. Finally, we suggest that those preparing or administering a project designed to promote family literacy consider more rigorously the membership of a planning team and the impact that team can have on the project. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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