Link to full text: https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/trtr.2187
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core topic(s)Early Literacy
Population CharacteristicsPoverty/Low-Income , Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
Exposures, Outcomes, OtherImplementation and Evaluation , Programs and Interventions (other) , School Readiness and Educational Outcomes
objectivesIn this article, we describe aspects of successful family literacy programs, including attention to the diversity of families.
exposureFamily literacy programs
outcomes evaluatedDefinitions, aspects of successful programs, future directions for research
methodsTopics Discussed: Evolving Definitions [Literacy; Families and Family Literacy]; Family Literacy Programs [Models and Practice Settings; Literacy Areas and Activities; Program Outcomes; Program Design]; Some Critical Aspects to Consider in Family Literacy Research and Programs [Family Cultural Diversity; Families from Low-Income Backgrounds]
resultsWe begin with an overview of the changing definitions of literacy and common structures of family literacy programs and complete this review with areas for further research in family literacy.
conclusionsFamily literacy programs can be effective for supporting the literacy learning of both parents and children. Educators and community members can be constructive in establishing family literacy programs in their school and in the community. Having knowledge of successful family literacy programs is important for both initiating and continuing with family literacy engagement.