Literacy, Home, and School: Research and Practice in Teaching Literacy with Parents

Literacy, Home, and School: Research and Practice in Teaching Literacy with Parents

by Peter Hannon University of Sheffield.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750703598

ISBN-13: 9780750703598

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Parental involvement in the teaching of reading and writing has often lagged behind practice, though schools in many countries now recognise the importance of parental involvement. The ideas presented in this book offer new ways of thinking about parental involvement and should interest both researchers and practitioners. It relates the recent growth of involvement

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Overview

Parental involvement in the teaching of reading and writing has often lagged behind practice, though schools in many countries now recognise the importance of parental involvement. The ideas presented in this book offer new ways of thinking about parental involvement and should interest both researchers and practitioners. It relates the recent growth of involvement to broader considerations of the nature of literacy and historical exclusion of parents from the curriculum.; Descriptions are given of key findings from research into pre-school literacy work with parents and parents hearing children read, and a framework to underpin practice is offered. The author gives a critique of evaluation methods in the field and suggests how parental involvement should be evaluated together with a view of research findings to date and issues needing further study. The book concludes with an appraisal of what was learned from research and what needs further enquiry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750703598
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
1The Meaning of Literacy1
2From Exclusion to Involvement17
3Understanding the Case for Involvement35
4Working with Parents of Preschool Children55
5Working with Parents of School-age Children73
6A Closer Look at Hearing Reading86
7Other Involvement99
8The Need for Evaluation and Research109
9Evaluation by Tests116
10Evaluation by Participants129
11What Have We Learned? What Do We Need to Know?140
References152
Author Index165
Subject Index168

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