Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Family literacy programs; Reading--Parent participation;
According to the federal government (2002), family literacy programs are defined as services provided to participants on a voluntary basis. The programs should be of sufficient energy in terms of hours and duration. Such programs should make lasting changes in a family that include the following activities: (a) interactive literacy activities between parents and children, (b) training for parents regarding how to teach their children and be a partner in education, (c) parent literacy training that leads to economic independence, and (d) an age-appropriate education to prepare children for success in school and life experiences.
The Family Literacy Program at the YWCA took place over an 8-week period in the summer of 2002. It was tailored to assist low-income and minority families in learning how to effectively read storybooks with their children. The hope was that families would improve on the reading skills assessed on the Adult/Child Interactive Reading Inventory (ACIRI).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Barry J. Wilson
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©2002 Adam Severson
Severson, Adam, "YWCA family literacy program" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1510.