Taking Care of Family Literacy Work is a report prepared for NALA by ACTRaD consultants. The report refers to itself as “An enquiry with parents about their experience of nurturing language and literacy in the home”. It is based on discussion with a group of eight parents to discover what they think about family learning and literacy, their experience of it is and what recommendations they would make to NALA to develop and strengthen their work in this area.
The report provides an initial introduction to the area of family literacy and the context of family literacy and family learning within Ireland. The report then provides research into the area of policy, practice and theory in family literacy work before outlining the research design and methodology, which was based on photography as a reflection and writing prompt with literacy learners.
The report makes a number of different insights and recommendations in relation to family learning, noting that “Parents saw family literacy as located within a wider family context of parenting. Their parenting style and the general management of children’s behaviour overlapped with the specific issues raised by family learning”.
- Category: Tools and Resources
- Country: Ireland
- Language: English
- Type of file: Text File