Intergenerational literacy

Integrated Family Literacy Programming in Action: Community Snapshots and Recommendations (2008)

This document outlines a project undertaken by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, to explore models of intergenerational family literacy programming. Such programs address the literacy needs of parents, grandparents, and caregivers, and provide them with the knowledge to better support their children’s literacy development and, in some cases, upgrade their own literacy skills.

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2012-08-14

Stronger Together: Toward More Literate Communities (2012)

This report presents the findings of a project undertaken to identify gaps and opportunities for a more coordinated and integrated policy mandate for family literacy in Ontario, and to identify promising approaches to an integrated family literacy system. The project was carried out by Essential Skills Ontario, formerly known as Ontario Literacy Coalition.

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2012-07-23

What Really Matters in Family Literacy? (2008)

A Saskatchewan-based, Interorganizational Research Project

In this short document, the Saskatchewan Literacy Network discusses an interorganizational research project that is being undertaken on family literacy and family literacy programs in Saskatchewan. The authors present information on the project by addressing the following questions:

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2008-05-08

Improving Family Literacy By Increasing Investments in Adult Literacy Education (2007)

Moving From a One Life Cycle to a Multiple Life Cycles Education Policy

In this article, the author, Thomas Sticht, explores the concept of intergenerational transfer of literacy from adults to their children. Sticht discusses how a parent’s education level can effect the achievement of their children, referring to recent research and a book entitled the BBC Adult Literacy Handbook.

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2007-11-08

Toward a Multiple Life Cycles Education Policy (2006)

Investing in the Education of Adults to Improve the Educability of Children

This is a paper prepared for presentation at the National Center for Family Literacy Annual Conference March 4th, 2007 in Orlando, Florida. The thesis of the paper holds that investments in adult literacy education can lead to intergenerational effects on the educational achievement of children.

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2006-12-22

ABC's of Investing in Adult Literacy Education (2005)

This document offers 26 reasons, one for each letter of the alphabet, for investing in adult literacy education.

Many of the reasons focus on the benefits to the overall economy from investments in education. The author points out that a dollar spent for adult literacy education produces many more dollars in returns on investment through improved productivity.

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2005-05-31

First words (2002)

A Journal of Family Literacy in New Brunswick 1997 – 2001

First Words is the product of contributions by individuals and groups throughout the province of New Brunswick who have a passionate commitment to family literacy.

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2002-09-04
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