Finally, we emphasize that research on family literacy is focused on academic literacy. A focus on multiple literacies would embrace not only academic literacy but also personal and community literacy. In a minority setting, a family literacy program becomes a means of exploring and developing multiple literacies, which involves, among other goals, the creation of a sense of belonging to a Francophone community. In the For My Child reports, the parents emphasized the importance of using the French language and exchanging ideas with other parents in French. A family literacy program founded on multiple literacies can create these possibilities.
The next chapter explores several models of family literacy used in a minority setting elsewhere in the world.