[AAACE-NLA] Re: Teach the Parent, Reach the Child
amurr at mac.com
Mon Feb 2 20:27:36 EST 2004
Here are 2 research articles on the effect of parental involvement in children's literacy development.
Bus, van Ijzendoorn, Pelligrinin (1995) Joint book reading makes for success in learning to read: A meta-analysis on intergeneratioal transmission of literacy. Review of Educational Research, 65, 1-21. This analysis of 29 sudies of family literacy found that parent book reading to children is as strong a predictor of the child's learning to read as is the child's level of phonemic awareness.
Philliber, Spillman, King (1996) Consequences of family literacy for adults and children: Some preliminary fings. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 39, 558-565. This study of the Toyota Families for Learning Program found that when children and adults were both involved in learning (adults in literacy and/or GED) there were greater gains for both adults and children compared to adult only and child only programs.
Hope these help a little.
Anne Murr, M.S.
Drake University Adult Literacy Center
Des Moines, IA 50311
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