Handbook of Family Literacy

ISBN-10: 0415884586

ISBN-13: 9780415884587

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Barbara H. Wasik

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Providing intervention services for at-risk children and their families has become a major goal of countries throughout the world. A vital part of this movement is the introduction of family literacy services not only in the US but throughout Europe, Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The emerging field of family literacy, which cuts across early childhood education, early literacy development, parent education, adult education, and parent-child literacy interactions has never had a comprehensive volume that pulls together and integrates its many interacting components. That is the mission of this Handbook. It provides an up-to-date picture of existing family literacy programs, of the research and theories that guide these programs, of current issues, and of likely future directions. The new edition of this Handbookfocuses on the intergenerational transfer of literacy and shows why family literacy is basic to the goals of any country. It discusses the latest developments in child and adult literacy, parent education, and the implications of family literacy for home visiting programs. Information on culture and diversity remain central to the discussion of family literacy and new information on the role of fathers is presented. Comprehensive Coverage– Whereas many books deal with various components of this broad and loosely coupled field, this is the first to profile and integrate its many overlapping components. New Information– In addition to updating all topics, there is an increased focus on the role of fathers, on second language learners, and on procedures for meeting the needs of specific ethnic groups. Recommendations for Practice– Information essential to the development of curriculum and instructional practices in integrated throughout the book. Program recommendations cover such topics as integrating the curriculum, enriching early childhood classrooms, enhancing parent-child literacy interactions, and coordinating with other agencies.
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.156

A school/clinical psychologist, Barbara Hanna Wasik holds a William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship in the School of Education and is a fellow of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She is also director of the UNC Center for Home Visiting.

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Overview of Family Literacy
The Role of Family Literacy in Society
Children's Early Literacy and Language Development
Early Literacy Development
Child Language and Literacy Development at Home
How Can Parents Help Their Children Learn Math?
Nested Strategies to Promote Language and Literacy Skills
Focus on Children under Age Three: Family Literacy in Early Head Start
Family Literacy and Home Visiting Programs
Translating Research into Practice: Results from the National Early Literacy Panel and Their Implications for Family Literacy Programs
How Effective Are Family Literacy Programs for Children's Literacy Skills? A Review of the Meta-Analytic Evidence
Parent and Adult Learning and Engagement
Father Involvement and Family Literacy
Adult Learning in Family Literacy: Special Considerations for Women Learners
Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading to Adults
Effective Strategies for Teaching Math to Adults
Preparing Adults for the Future: Transitions to Postsecondary Education or Work
Parent Engagement and Parent Leadership
Culture and Diversity
A Socio-Cultural Conception of Literacy Practices in African American Families
Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Families
Family Literacy Programs for Latino Families in the United States
Linguistic, Literacy, and Socioemotional Interventions for Young Children in Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Families
Global Efforts in Family Literacy
Family Literacy in Canada
Family Literacy in England
Family Literacy Programs in the Netherlands and in Germany: Policies, Current Programs, and Evaluation Studies
Family Literacy in New Zealand: Weaving Together Families, Schools, and Community
Family Literacy Programs in South Africa
Program Quality and Fidelity in Family Literacy
Approaches to Program Fidelity in Family Literacy Research
Assessing Early Childhood Classrooms
Assessing Adult Basic Education Classrooms in Family Literacy Programs
Program Improvement through Action Research
Developing Implementation Capacity of Organizations and Systems to Support Effective Uses of Family Literacy Programs
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