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Family Literacy Programs: Where Have They Come from and Where Are They Going?

Family Literacy Programs: Where Have They Come from and Where Are They Going? Front. Educ. China 2012, 7(1): 85–102 DOI 10.3868/s110-001-012-0005-9 Antoinette DOYLE ( ) Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7, Canada E-mail: ardoyle@mun.ca RESEARCH ARTICLE Antoinette DOYLE Family Literacy Programs: Where Have They Come from and Where Are They Going? Abstract Family literacy programs in North America and the United Kingdom have enjoyed widespread public and political support. Thousands of initiatives following a variety of models currently operate under the spectrum of family literacy programs. In this paper, the influence of learning theories, the research on children’s early literacy development, and the sociopolitical context with gave rise to the intervention movement, will be reviewed with respect to their impact on current models of family literacy programs. The research on program evaluation is also considered, and is related to current practice and future directions in family literacy programming. Keywords family literacy, early literacy, parent involvement, early intervention Theoretical Perspectives on Human Development Cognitive and social constructive theories of intelligence and learning that emerged in the 1950s challenged the maturational and behavioral perspectives of learning theory advanced in earlier decades. These new theories would, in the emerging sociopolitical context, prove to have potent effects on the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers of Education in China Brill

Family Literacy Programs: Where Have They Come from and Where Are They Going?

Frontiers of Education in China , Volume 7 (1): 85 – Jan 1, 2012

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Front. Educ. China 2012, 7(1): 85–102 DOI 10.3868/s110-001-012-0005-9 Antoinette DOYLE ( ) Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7, Canada E-mail: ardoyle@mun.ca RESEARCH ARTICLE Antoinette DOYLE Family Literacy Programs: Where Have They Come from and Where Are They Going? Abstract Family literacy programs in North America and the United Kingdom have enjoyed widespread public and political support. Thousands of initiatives following a variety of models currently operate under the spectrum of family literacy programs. In this paper, the influence of learning theories, the research on children’s early literacy development, and the sociopolitical context with gave rise to the intervention movement, will be reviewed with respect to their impact on current models of family literacy programs. The research on program evaluation is also considered, and is related to current practice and future directions in family literacy programming. Keywords family literacy, early literacy, parent involvement, early intervention Theoretical Perspectives on Human Development Cognitive and social constructive theories of intelligence and learning that emerged in the 1950s challenged the maturational and behavioral perspectives of learning theory advanced in earlier decades. These new theories would, in the emerging sociopolitical context, prove to have potent effects on the

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Published: Jan 1, 2012

Keywords: EARLY INTERVENTION; PARENT INVOLVEMENT; FAMILY LITERACY; EARLY LITERACY

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