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Swain, Jon Michael; Cara, Olga – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This paper presents findings from a study of family literacy provision in England and focuses on the effects of family literacy programmes on the home literacy environment. The fieldwork took place between September 2013 and December 2014 and involved 27 school-based programmes for pupils aged between 5 and 7, and their parents. The study used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Family Environment
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Baird, Ashley Simpson; Kibler, Amanda; Palacios, Natalia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This case study examines one Honduran immigrant family's community of practice during home literacy events. Data include field notes and audio and video recordings from six weeks of in-home observations. Coding and discourse analysis are used to analyse talk-in-interaction in order to understand how the family engages in literacy events. Family…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Family Relationship, Case Studies, Immigrants
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Liebeskind, Kara G.; Piotrowski, Jessica T.; Lapierre, Matthew A.; Linebarger, Deborah L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
Children who start school with strong language skills initiate a trajectory of academic success, while children with weaker skills are likely to struggle. Research has demonstrated that media and parent-child interactions, both characteristics of the home literacy environment, influence children's language skills. Using a national sample of…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Family Environment, Parent Child Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Anderson, Jim; Anderson, Ann; Friedrich, Nicola; Kim, Ji Eun – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
The purpose of this article is to examine developments in the area of family literacy over the last decade. Acknowledging the bifurcation that has occurred in the field of family literacy, as well as changing conceptions of literacy and of families, we review naturalistic studies of literacy embedded and enacted in communities and families across…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews