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Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Bengochea, Alain; Justice, Laura; Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria; McCormick, Anita – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined Mexican caretaker roles, beliefs, and practices around their child's language and literacy development. Twenty-six parents in three preschools representing three socioeconomic strata located in Querétaro City, México completed questionnaires and participated in focus groups. We used convergent parallel mixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Torres, Myriam N.; Hurtado-Vivas, Romelia – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2011
Family literacy has moved of late to the forefront of school reform, mostly because of the implementation of the No Child Left Behind policy. Family literacy has become a process of colonization: Standardization of the skill-based approach and Euro-American middle-class practices have become the norm for evaluating the involvement of all parents.…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Hispanic Americans, Parents, Parent Participation
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Jung, Youngok; Zuniga, Stephen; Howes, Carollee; Jeon, Hyun-Joo; Parrish, Deborah; Quick, Heather; Manship, Karen; Hauser, Alison – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Noting the lack of research on how early childhood education (ECE) programmes within family literacy programmes influence Latino children's early language and literacy development, this study examined key features of ECE programmes, specifically teacher-child interactions and child engagement in language and literacy activities and how these…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Literacy, Hispanic American Students, Emergent Literacy
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Mesa, Carol; Restrepo, M. Adelaida – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2019
Purpose: This study investigated the effects of a family literacy program on Latino parents' language practices at home and their children's oral language skills. The study examined the extent to which (a) the program called "Family Reading Intervention for Language and Literacy in Spanish" was effective at teaching low-income,…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Parent Education, Hispanic Americans, Mothers
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Wessels, Stephanie – School Community Journal, 2014
Family literacy studies have shown that the role of parental storybook reading has an impact on children's success in school-based literacy instruction. However, many children who are English language learners come from homes or cultures where storybook readings are not common practice. The purpose of this qualitative research study explored…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students
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Coba-Rodriguez, Sarai; Jarrett, Robin L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2022
Research in the United States (U.S.) documents that young Latino children whose families are characterized by demographic risk factors disproportionately lack the early literacy skills needed to successfully transition to kindergarten. Quantitative studies using comparative samples have found lower quality home learning environments and lower…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Preschool Children, Low Income Groups
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Leyva, Diana; Weiland, Christina; Shapiro, Anna; Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria; Febles, Angela – Child Development, 2022
Food routines are an ecocultural asset of Latino families. This cluster-randomized trial with 248 children (M[subscript age] = 67 months; 50% girls; 13 schools) investigated the impact of a 4-week family program designed to capitalize on food routines in improving Latino kindergarteners' outcomes in the United States. There were moderate-to-large…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Family Programs, Intervention, Hispanic American Students
Jung, Youngok – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study examined mother-child book reading of immigrant, low-income Latino families in family literacy programs. A total of 92 Latino children (4 to 5 years old) and their mothers were observed reading a book together. The affective quality of mother-child behaviors and the type of maternal talk occurred during book reading were coded. During…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Mothers, Family Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others
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Volk, Dinah – Urban Education, 2021
This article describes a research study using an ethnographic approach and sociocultural theory with a spatial perspective to explore the ways that two Latino children, with the mediation of their families, constructed literacy spaces in their homes and communities. The families lived in low-income neighborhoods, and their school district was…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Children, Low Income Groups, Grade 1
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Zambrana, Katherine A.; Hart, Katie C.; Maharaj, Andre; Cheatham-Johnson, Randi J.; Waguespack, Angela – School Psychology, 2019
Objective: Grounded in Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's theoretical model of parents' motivations for involvement in their children's education, the aim of this study was to examine the associations between Latino parents' perceptions of involvement and the home literacy environment, as well as children's oral reading fluency (ORF). We further…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Family Literacy, Oral Reading
Yeomans-Maldonado, Gloria – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this dissertation is to contextualize the measurement of the HLE for Spanish-speaking Latino families. This goal will be accomplished by using a series of HLE items to characterize the potential heterogeneity in the HLE of Spanish-speaking families as well as to examine differences in the HLE based on caregiver's language…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Pendleton, Susan; Protacio, Selena – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2020
The majority of the current research regarding home literacies practices are explored through North American family structures. For this reason, there is a lack of knowledge about what Dominican families, a subgroup within the Latino culture, do at home to assist their children in their literacy acquisition in the Dominican Republic. This…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Family Environment, Latin Americans, Literacy
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Cataldo, Raquel; Alanís, Iliana – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2021
Research supports the importance of developing early literacy skills through culturally relevant activities and school/home partnerships as essential ingredients in high quality early learning environments (Bentley & Souto-Manning, 2019; Gay, 2000). Educators, however, frequently dismiss the significance of honoring a child's first language,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Cultural Influences, Emergent Literacy, Culturally Relevant Education
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Stauss, Kimberly; Koh, Eun; Johnson-Carter, Charlene; Gonzales-Worthen, Diana – Education and Urban Society, 2021
The importance of establishing effective literacy/reading skills at an early age, preschool to early elementary, is well known and accepted among educators. For students whose heritage language is not English, the influential factors of cultural relevance and parent/family involvement for the acquisition of these fundamental skills are…
Descriptors: Literacy, Hispanic Americans, Program Effectiveness, Parents
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Davis, Heather S.; Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Pollard-Durodola, Sharolyn; Saenz, Laura M.; Soares, Denise A.; Resendez, Nora; Zhu, Leina; Hagan-Burke, Shanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The aim of this study was to explore within-group patterns of variability in the home literacy environments (HLEs) of low-income Latino families using latent profile analysis. Participants were (N = 193) families of Latino preschoolers enrolled in a larger study. In the fall of 2012, mothers filled out a family literacy practices inventory, a…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Family Literacy, Hispanic Americans, Statistical Analysis
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