Family Literacy

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Family Literacy is a term that has been used in multiple ways, for multiple purposes by multiple users.

The bias of this topic leader, Janet Isserlis, is towards a far broader vision of what literacy is/literacies are, and the ways in which literacy is used as tool, a weapon, a barrier or a means of access.

This page will grow with your input.

To get started, some resources for review LR/RI's intergenerational literacy resources.

Questions

AleFamilyLiteracyQuestions

Discussion

NIFL Family Literacy list: discussion thread on the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP); follow discussion from March 9 - 13, 2009


What is family literacy: Discussion with Meta Potts archived discussion:

Archives of the NIFL Family Literacy List 1995-2009 (scroll down a bit)

new list on Family Literacy: [1]

Glossary

AleFamilyLiteracyGlossary

Promising Practices

AleFamilyLiteracyIdeas

Research

Family Literacy Research

Resources

AleFamilyLiteracyResources

Katrina - families, communities, access and literacy

AleFamilyLiteracyKatrina


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