The Handbook of Family Literacy, 2e, provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of family literacy of any available book. It documents the need for literacy education for children and parents, describes early literacy and math development within the home, analyses interventions in home and center settings, and examines the issues faced by fathers and women with low literacy skills. Cultural issues are examined especially those for Hispanic, African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and migrant populations. Noted experts throughout the United States, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and South Africa analyze the commonalities and differences of family literacy across cultures and families. Key features include the following.

Comprehensive – Provides updated information on the relation between early childhood literacy development, parenting education, and intervention services.

Research Focus – Provides an extensive review of experimental studies, including national reviews and meta-analyses on family literacy.

Practice Focus – Provides a comprehensive treatment of family literacy interventions necessary for program developers, policy makers, and researchers.

Diversity Focus – Provides detailed information on cultural and diversity issues for guiding interventions, policy, and research.

International Focus – Provides an international perspective on family literacy services that informs program developers, researchers, and policy makers across countries.

Evaluation Focus – Provides detailed guidelines for ensuring program quality and fidelity and a valuable new evaluation perspective based on implementation science.

This book is essential reading for anyone – researchers, program developers, students, practitioners, and policy makers – who needs to be knowledgeable about intervention issues, family needs, program developments, and research outcomes in family literacy.

part |17 pages

Overview of Family Literacy

chapter |15 pages

The Role of Family Literacy in Society

ByBarbara Hanna Wasik, Barbara Van Horn

part |130 pages

Children's Early Literacy and Language Development

chapter |15 pages

Early Literacy Development

ByAshley M. Pinkham, Susan B. Neuman

chapter |13 pages

Child Language and Literacy Development at Home

ByMonique Sénéchal

chapter |15 pages

How Can Parents Help Their Children Learn Math?

ByHerbert P. Ginsburg, Helena Duch, Barbrina Ertle, Kimberly G. Noble

chapter |21 pages

Nested Strategies to Promote Language and Literacy Skills

ByBarbara Hanna Wasik, Joseph Sparling

chapter |16 pages

Focus on Children under Age Three

Family Literacy in Early Head Start
ByKimberly Boller, Eileen Rodriguez, Cheri Vogel, Rachel Chazan-Cohen, Helen Raikes, John Love

chapter |15 pages

Family Literacy and Home Visiting Programs

ByDeanna S. Gomby

chapter |17 pages

Translating Research into Practice

Results from the National Early Literacy Panel and Their Implications for Family Literacy Programs
ByChristopher J. Lonigan, Timothy Shanahan

chapter |14 pages

How Effective Are Family Literacy Programs for Children's Literacy Skills?

A Review of the Meta-Analytic Evidence
ByRoel van Steensel, Stephanie Herppich, Nele McElvany, Jeanne Kurvers

part |88 pages

Parent and Adult Learning and Engagement

chapter |15 pages

Father Involvement and Family Literacy

ByVivian L. Gadsden

chapter |15 pages

Adult Learning in Family Literacy

Special Considerations for Women Learners
ByEsther Prins, Barbara Van Horn

chapter |14 pages

Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading to Adults

ByJohn R. Kruidenier

chapter |14 pages

Effective Strategies for Teaching Math to Adults

ByLynda Ginsburg

chapter |14 pages

Preparing Adults for the Future

Transitions to Postsecondary Education or Work
ByJudith A. Alamprese

chapter |14 pages

Parent Engagement and Parent Leadership

ByBlaire Willson Toso, Ramazan Gungor

part |66 pages

Culture and Diversity

chapter |16 pages

A Socio-Cultural Conception of Literacy Practices in African American Families

ByKristin M. Scott, Jeffrey M. Brown, Esther Jean-Baptiste, Oscar A. Barbarin

chapter |15 pages

Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Families

BySusan C. Faircloth, Nicole L. Thompson

chapter |19 pages

Family Literacy Programs for Latino Families in the United States

ByDina C. Castro, Julia Mendez, Sandra Garcia, Diana Westerberg

part |81 pages

Global Efforts in Family Literacy

chapter |18 pages

Family Literacy in Canada

ByLinda Shohet

chapter |14 pages

Family Literacy in England

ByGreg Brooks, Peter Hannon, Viv Bird

chapter |15 pages

Family Literacy Programs in the Netherlands and in Germany

Policies, Current Programs, and Evaluation Studies
ByNele McElvany, Roel Van Steensel, Karin Guill, Cathy Van Tuijl, Stephanie Herppich

chapter |15 pages

Family Literacy in New Zealand

Weaving Together Families, Schools, and Community
ByJohn Benseman, Alison Sutton

chapter |14 pages

Family Literacy Programs in South Africa

BySnoeks Desmond

part |78 pages

Program Quality and Fidelity in Family Literacy

chapter |12 pages

Approaches to Program Fidelity in Family Literacy Research

ByDouglas R. Powell, Amy J. Carey

chapter |13 pages

Assessing Early Childhood Classrooms

ByJessica E. Vick Whittaker, Robert C. Pianta

chapter |13 pages

Program Improvement through Action Research

ByDrucie Weirauch

chapter |16 pages

Developing Implementation Capacity of Organizations and Systems to Support Effective Uses of Family Literacy Programs

BySandra F. Naoom, Melissa Van Dyke, Dean L. Fixsen, Karen A. Blasé, Adrienne N. Villagomez