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ERIC Number: EJ833702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Print Literacy Engagement of Parents from Low-Income Backgrounds: Implications for Adult and Family Literacy Programs
Lynch, Jacqueline
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v52 n6 p509-521 Mar 2009
This study examined the print engagement of parents from low-income backgrounds living in three geographical circumstances--rural, urban, and migrant. Parents were interviewed using a modified version of an adult literacy survey. Results demonstrated that adults most stereotyped as not engaging in print literacy events engaged in a range of print literacy activities that support their everyday life functions and interests. In order to create more effective adult literacy programs and thus to strengthen instructional practice, it is important that educators are aware of the types of print literacy activities low SES parents engage in as part of the out-of-school context. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A