Nontraditional Literacy Nontraditional Forms of Parental Involvement in Literacy Development: The Book Mobile and Other Stories

Authors

  • Dr. Patricia L. Guerra Texas State University-San Marcos
  • Dr. Clarena Larrotta Texas State University-San Marcos

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.77

Keywords:

nontraditional literacy, parental involvement, literacy development

Abstract

This qualitative research examines family literacy practices used by working-class Latina/o parents. Through personal narratives two Latina researchers illustrate how their parents and family members engage in nontraditional parental involvement activities that promote literacy development and learning. Analysis of narratives reveals incidental learning occurs through nontraditional parent involvement. In literacy development this learning occurs when parents and children interact in daily life activities. Three themes are explored -- nontraditional reading resources, value assigned to literacy, and family interactions. Each theme is explained and accompanied by example narratives. Relevant implications for family literacy instructors are provided.

Author Biographies

  • Dr. Patricia L. Guerra, Texas State University-San Marcos

    Dr. Patricia L. Guerra ([email protected]) is an Assistant Professor in the Education and Community Leadership program at Texas State University-San Marcos where she teaches graduate courses in principal preparation with a focus on social justice, leadership for diverse schools, and culturally responsive school improvement. Her research interests include: culturally responsive schooling, educator beliefs about diversity and educational equity. 

  • Dr. Clarena Larrotta, Texas State University-San Marcos

    Dr. Clarena Larrotta ([email protected]) has a master's in English Education from the University of Puerto Rico and a Ph.D. in Bilingual Education-Multilingual Studies from The University of Texas-Austin. She investigates issues of language, culture, identity, equity and access as they relate to Latina/o and minority students, their families and communities. Her work has been published by journals such as Multicultural Education, Adult Learning, The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and The Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal

Nontraditional Literacy

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Published

10/30/2010

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Research and Practitioner Articles

How to Cite

Guerra, P. L., & Larrotta, C. (2010). Nontraditional Literacy Nontraditional Forms of Parental Involvement in Literacy Development: The Book Mobile and Other Stories. Georgia Journal of Literacy, 33(2), 17-28. https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.77

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