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ERIC Number: EJ884104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Effects of a Preschool Bilingual Family Literacy Programme
Hirst, Kath; Hannon, Peter; Nutbrown, Cathy
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v10 n2 p183-208 2010
This article reports a multi-method evaluation of a one-year small-scale preschool family literacy programme with bilingual Pakistani-origin families in the UK. The programme was implemented mostly through home visits and included provision of literacy resources, some postal communication and group meetings. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Sheffield REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy) project. Take-up and participation were high (with significant involvement of older siblings) and no families dropped-out. Families' views, obtained through interviews at the beginning and end of the programme, were extremely positive in terms of increased understanding of how to support their children's literacy development, impact on their confidence and literacy achievements, and how they valued the programme. Outcomes for children showed significant gains over a control group. The family literacy programme was found to be both feasible and effective. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Sheffield)