El alfabetismo y las familias latinas : A Critical Perspective on the Literacy Values and Practices of Latino Families With Young Children

  • Billings E
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Abstract

This study investigated literacy values and practices among Latino families with pre- school-age children. Results are part of a larger study that looked at the efficacy of a pediatric-based early literacy promotion program called Reach Out and Read (ROR). Participants included families participating in a ROR program in which pediatri- cians-in-training gave advice to parents at each of their childs routine exams. Ad- vice consisted of prescriptions to read with the child every day. Drawing on a sociocultural framework, the results demonstrate that families were engaged in a range of culturally relevant literacy activities not always recognized or supported by early literacy programs like ROR.

Author-supplied keywords

  • 2006
  • 2008
  • early literacy
  • english home
  • home literacy practices
  • language other than
  • latinos
  • learners schools
  • literacy perspectives
  • literacy promotion
  • more than 10 million
  • number english
  • parents
  • planty et al
  • programs
  • school age children spoke a
  • sociocultural perspective

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  • Elsa S Billings

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