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ERIC Number: EJ812387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Fathers' and Young Children's Literacy Experiences
Saracho, Olivia N.
Early Child Development and Care, v178 n7-8 p837-852 2008
A family literacy program was examined to document the literacy experiences of 25 fathers and their five-year-old children. Using a case study methodology, this study examined the effects of a literacy intervention program that was designed to assist fathers to promote their children's acquisition of literacy. The results indicated that the fathers who learn literacy strategies and activities can contribute to their children's literacy development. Fathers in the literacy intervention program received the same literacy instruction, but they modified the instruction to their own personal style, the literacy strategies, interactions, materials, and activities that they learned. The trends and innovations in the literacy program were related to the teaching-learning process and their collaboration. These trends and innovations indicated that fathers can make important contributions to their children's literacy development. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A