Family attitudes

Homework helps, but not always (2009)

Lessons in Learning – May 4, 2009

This paper offers a review of 18 studies, published between 2003 and 2007, about the effectiveness of homework in strengthening learning outcomes. Fourteen of the studies were conducted in the United States and the remaining four in Germany.

The authors found that while the majority of studies favour homework, some of the evidence was contradictory and required more careful examination.

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2012-03-26

Strategic Plan (2008)

2008 - 2013

The Board of Directors of the National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) represents First Nations people, Metis people, and Inuit people from coast to coast. Through provincial representation as well as representation in all stakeholder groups, NILA is poised to respond to the vision of eradicating illiteracy in its communities.

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2009-07-07

Family Literacy Practices in the home and community: A Review of the Literature on Family Literacy (2008)

This literature review was developed as part of a larger project that will result in the creation of a provincial framework for family literacy in New Brunswick. The intended purpose of this document was to provide an overview of current literature and key issues related to family literacy and to inform discussions at the New Brunswick Forum on Family Literacy 2008 that took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in June 2008.

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2009-01-30

Get Set Learn! (2006)

A Case Study of A Family Literacy Program in Waterloo Region

Children whose parents have low literacy skills are at a higher risk to grow up to have low literacy skills themselves. This case study details a successful family literacy program in the Waterloo Region of Ontario called Get Set Learn! This program targeted parents on Ontario Works (a welfare program) with pre-school aged children in hopes of breaking the cycle of being disadvantaged because of parental low literacy levels.

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2008-11-04

Plan a Family-Fun-Day! (2007)

A How-to-Kit

This How-to-Kit was developed by the NWT Literacy Council to help families and communities celebrate literacy. It offers advice on how to plan a family fun day and contains a planning checklist as wells as lots of ideas for activities, games, activity sheets and crafts.

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2008-03-14

That's the Way I Like It (2005)

This book is intended for adults who already have acquired the reading skills and knowledge of a beginning and mid-stage one learner.

This book has four chapters:

Chapter 1 - The Mudd Family
Chapter 2 - A Big Problem
Chapter 3 - A Family Meeting
Chapter 4 - That's the Way I Like it!

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2005-11-30

Finding Lost Luggage (1996)

Journeys in Language, Learning and Culture

Finding Lost Luggage by Helen Woodrow is a story in the book Wayfering Journeys in Language, Learning and Culture, it is a collection of writings by ABE instructors and students in Newfoundland brought together for a "language awareness project", designed to explore attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge about language and the teaching of language.

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2004-06-07

A Facilitator's Guide For Self-Esteem (1999)

Creating a Learning Culture in the Home

This document has a series of exercises that groups can use at workshops to learn how to understand, develop, and nurture self-esteem. It also has information to help someone facilitate the workshop.

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2003-06-24

Parents-As-Partners-As-Learners Project (1988)

The project sought to demonstrate the value of informed parental assistance in improving the reading skills and the attitude towards school of primary school children and as an avenue to discover illiterate adults and a means of drawing them into an educational process.

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2003-05-06

Parents-As-Partners-As-Learners - Guide (1991)

The Parents-as-Partners-as-Learners project is designed to encourage a love of reading in children and to increase communication between the home and school.

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