ERIC Number: EJ887364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Recasting the Role of Family Involvement in Early Literacy Development: A Response to the NELP Report
Dail, Alanna Rochelle; Payne, Rebecca L.
Educational Researcher, v39 n4 p330-333 2010
The authors argue that the findings from the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP; 2008) report related to parent involvement and family literacy programs require further clarification. Based on an ideological view of literacy, the authors offer three recommendations that would provide a more accurate representation of parent involvement and family literacy programs and the families they serve, as well as enhance the findings of the NELP report: (a) Create an expanded definition of parent involvement and family literacy programs, (b) include programs that are familial and culturally competent, and (c) develop expanded matrices for evaluating family literacy programs that reflect a more inclusive measure of effectiveness.
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Parent School Relationship, Family Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Family Role, Change Strategies, Research Reports, Literacy, Reader Response
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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