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Improving Literacy in AmericaGuidelines from Research$
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Frederick J. Morrison, Heather Bachman, and Carol Connor

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106459

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106459.001.0001

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(p.70) 4 Parenting
Improving Literacy in America

Frederick J. Morrison

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses the importance of parenting in the child's development and the impact of parenting practices in the development of children's literacy skills. It also discusses intervention programs that can improve parenting as means of advancing at-risk children's language and literacy growth. The two major intervention strategies are family-focused early childhood education (ECE) programs and parent-focused home visiting programs.

Keywords:   parenting, literacy, language, literacy growth, family-focused early childhood education, parent-focused home visiting programs

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