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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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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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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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Ordoñez-Jasis, Rosario; Dunsmore, KaiLonnie; Herrera, George; Ochoa, Carlos; Diaz, Laura; Zuniga-Rios, Elizabeth – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
This study investigates the learning and work of a community of practice that engaged in a specific inquiry around family/community literacy and the development of a culture of caring that would connect family/community/school literacies in ways that allowed their mostly Latino/a students to develop positive student identities, enhanced personal…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Hispanic American Students, Family Literacy, Curriculum Development
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Salinas, Cristobal, Jr.; Hidrowoh, Jacob R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Latino males across the country enroll in community colleges with the purpose of obtaining an educational degree, which could lead to accomplishing professional and personal aspirations. Even if Latino male students enroll in post-secondary education, they continue to be disenfranchised, vanished, and often rejected through the higher education…
Descriptors: Money Management, Hispanic American Students, Males, Community Colleges
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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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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Trainin, Guy; Wessels, Stephanie; Nelson, Ron; Vadasy, Patricia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This empirical study explored the home environment literacy practices of young Latino English learners and their families. The participants were 217 incoming Kindergarten Latino EL students and parents. The data collection included a completed HLEQ by the parents. In addition, children were administered the PPVT, the preLAS, the PALS-K screening,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Hispanic Americans
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Palacios, Natalia; Kibler, Amanda K.; Simpson Baird, Ashley – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
We utilize a within-group framework to understand the association between childcare type and the language-use and vocabulary of second-generation Latino immigrant children. The sample was drawn from a study of a suburban/rural immigrant community to study the role of home experiences on the early language and literacy of young Latino preschoolers…
Descriptors: Child Care, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Immigrants
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Sawyer, Brook E.; Cycyk, Lauren M.; Sandilos, Lia E.; Hammer, Carol S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Given the need to enhance the academic language and early literacy skills of young children from low-income homes and the importance of the home literacy environment in supporting children's development, the purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand the home literacy environment of low-income African-American and Latino mothers of…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Low Income, Family Literacy, Academic Discourse
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Marcella, Jennifer; Howes, Carollee; Fuligni, Allison Sidle – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: The home literacy environment and other early learning settings such as preschool play a role in children's language and literacy outcomes, yet research suggests that Latino, Spanish-speaking families are less likely than other families to participate in family literacy activities. This study explored the relations among…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Hispanic Americans, Risk, Family Literacy
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Santos, Rose A.; Alfred, Mary V. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the roles of eight Latino single fathers as primary caregivers and their engagement with the literacy development of their children. The sample for this study consisted of eight single Latino fathers with children of elementary to middle school age. The primary method of data collection was…
Descriptors: Fathers, One Parent Family, Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation
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O'Donnell, Julie; Kirkner, Sandra L. – School Community Journal, 2014
Latino families highly value education and are committed to their children's educational success; however, Latino students often experience educational challenges. Well-designed family involvement programs can encourage Latino families, especially new immigrants or monolingual Spanish-speakers, to increase their involvement resulting in positive…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students, Family Involvement, Low Income Groups
Sawyer, Brook E.; Cycyk, Lauren M.; Sandilos, Lia E.; Hammer, Carol S. – Grantee Submission, 2016
Given the need to enhance the academic language and early literacy skills of young children from low-income homes and the importance of the home literacy environment in supporting children's development, the purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand the home literacy environment of low-income African-American and Latino mothers of…
Descriptors: Low Income, Mothers, Family Literacy, Parents as Teachers
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Perry, Nancy J.; Kay, Sascha Mitchell; Brown, Ashley – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
The aim of this qualitative study was to examine how Latino immigrant families incorporate school-based interactive literacy activities into their existing home literacy practices. Findings revealed that Hispanic parents appropriate school-related literacy activities into their existing repertoire when they believed it would best help their…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Family Literacy, Immigrants, Family Environment
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