Family literacy and learning practices usually combine elements of pre-school or primary education with adult and community education to enhance the literacy, language and numeracy skills of both children and adults. This helps teachers and parents strengthen school readiness and prevent school failure and drop-out. This resource pack offers an introduction to the concepts of ‘family literacy’, ‘family learning’ and ‘intergenerational approaches to learning’ as well as relevant guidelines for setting up and piloting a family literacy and learning programme, and examples of materials and tools. The publication presents examples of effective learning at family level based on 22 case studies implemented in all world regions, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. It provides evidence-informed guidance on how to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a pilot family learning programme, stressing, in particular, the value of an intergenerational approach in addressing the learning needs of disadvantaged families and communities.
The report indicates that for the approach to be successful and foster a culture of learning, it is important to provide sustained teacher training, develop a culture of collaboration between institutions, teachers and parents, and secure sustainable funding through longer-term policy support.
- Category: Good Practices
- Country: UNESCO
- Language: English
- Type of file: Webpage