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Clymer, Carol; Toso, Blaire Willson; Grinder, Elisabeth; Sauder, Ruth Parrish – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2017
"Changing the Course of Family Literacy" re-examines the importance and value of family literacy programming and offers several policy recommendations to focus attention on the four-component model used in Even Start. This paper explores the current status of Family literacy and, after gathering information from 47 states, found that 11…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Family Programs, Partnerships in Education
Toso, Blaire Willson, Ed. – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2013
The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) presents, alongside the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State University, these proceedings from the research strand at the 22nd National Conference on Family Literacy. Through these sessions, NCFL's conference continues to provide the latest research in family education…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Parent Participation, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education
Toso, Blaire Willson – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2012
Family literacy programs promote certain ideas about literacy and parenting. This study examined how Mexican immigrant women in a family literacy program used mainstream ideas, or discourses, of mothering and parent involvement in education to pursue their own personal and academic goals. The findings revealed that women were at times faced with…
Descriptors: Females, Immigrants, Literacy Education, Family Literacy
Drayton, Brendaly; Prins, Esther – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2011
Although the national graduation rate for African American males is only 47% (Schott Foundation for Public Education, 2010), few studies have explored their experiences in adult basic and literacy education (ABEL) programs. This study draws on prior research to explore the relationship between literacy and identity and its potential for…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Literacy Education, African Americans, Stereotypes
Gungor, Ramazan; Prins, Esther – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2011
Adult education curricula such as literacy textbooks present blueprints for living, including different ways of being and relating as men and women. However, educators and scholars seldom consider the underlying assumptions about gender in literacy workbooks, especially in international settings. This study used Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Literacy, Gender Bias, Sexual Identity
Toso, Blaire Willson; Prins, Esther; Drayton, Brendaly; Gungor, Ramazan; Gnanadass, Edith – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2008
Although adult educators espouse values such as inclusion and ownership, adult learners seldom play a substantive role in programmatic decision making. This collaborative research project explored family literacy participants' experiences in their program's parent advisory council (PAC). The study shows that involvement in the PAC enhanced program…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Literacy Education, Adult Learning
Prins, Esther; Toso, Blaire Willson – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2008
The Parent Education Profile (PEP) is an instrument that rates parents' support for children's literacy development. This study examined how the PEP portrays the ideal parent, its assumptions about parenting and education, and the values and ideals it promotes. In sum, many aspects of the PEP evaluate parents by the mainstream (White,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles
Prins, Esther; Gungor, Ramazan – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2008
Due to federal budget cuts in 2005-06, 11 family literacy programs in Pennsylvania switched from federal Even Start to state (Act 143) funding. Simultaneously, state welfare requirements stipulated that in most circumstances adult education is not an allowable work activity for welfare recipients over age 20. This study examined how these policy…
Descriptors: State Standards, Geographic Location, Student Recruitment, Family Literacy
Prins, Esther; Toso, Blaire Willson; Schafft, Kai – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2008
Although many women value and benefit from social interaction in adult education and family literacy, these social dimensions are often treated as tangential or inconsequential. Utilizing data from two studies of family literacy programs in Pennsylvania, this study examined how family literacy programs provide a supportive social space for women…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Family Literacy
Schafft, Kai; Prins, Esther; Movit, Marcela – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2008
This study examined how poverty and residential mobility influence low-income adults' persistence in family literacy programs in Pennsylvania. Twelve out of 20 program directors reported that learners typically moved at least once a year. In five of these high-mobility programs moving was reported to significantly hinder persistence. Geographic…
Descriptors: Poverty, Low Income, Adults, Family Literacy