Integrated Family Literacy Programming in Action: Community Actions and Recommendations, 2008

There are few models of family literacy programming that fully integrate adult and children’s literacy development. Integrated Family Literacy Programming in Action: Community Actions and Recommendations explores models of intergenerational family literacy programming that address the literacy needs of parents, grandparents and caregivers and provides them with the necessary guidance and knowledge to better support their children’s literacy development, and in some cases upgrade their own literacy skills.

This paper recommends that family literacy practitioners must continue to foster on-going collaborations with existing adult literacy and education program; family literacy practitioners must begin to consider cross-provincial collaborations and invite the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) to support this unique approach; and that integrated family literacy program practitioners must strengthen evaluation and monitoring systems (program outcomes, positive impact, negative impact and unintended impact).