Caspe, Margaret. Family Literacy: A Review of Programs and Critical
Perspectives. Boston, MA: Harvard University, 2003.
This review looks critically at intergenerational family literacy programs that work with the whole family rather than on the child or adult separately. The guiding principles they suggest are examined in light of three different programs in which they are implemented.
Jay, Cellan. Making the Connections: Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and Early Childhood Development. Toronto, ON: OLC and Kingston Literacy, 2003.
Ontario Literacy Coalition and Kingston Literacy. Family Literacy Kit: A
Comparison of Popular Program Models. Toronto, ON: Ontario Literacy
These two resources are the result of a partnership project of Ontario Literacy Coalition and Kingston Literacy. They researched and piloted six family literacy program models currently being used in Canada. Through interviews with the practitioners and program participants, valuable insights are shared about the challenges and critical factors of delivering each program.
Padak, Nancy, Connie Sapin, and Dianna Baycich. A Decade of Family Literacy:
Programs, Outcomes, and Future Prospects. (Information Series No. 389)
Columbus, OH: Ohio Literacy Resource Center, Kent State University, 2002.
(Eric call # ED465074). [Cited June 2005.]www.eric.ed.gov/
This excellent report reviews and synthesizes reports about a wide range of family literacy programs and practices, focusing on outcomes for adult learners. Resources available in the ERIC database from 1990 to 2002 are emphasized.
National Adult Literacy Database www.nald.ca/FamLit/common/intro
To find a particular program in Canada, visit the National Adult Literacy Database Canadian Family Literacy Directory at the website listed above.