Promoting Family Literacy Among Latino Immigrant Parents: A Concept Mapping Experience

Authors

  • Clarena Larrotta Texas State University-San Marcos
  • Jesse S. Gainer Texas State University-San Marcos

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.86

Keywords:

parental involvement, Latino immigrants, children's literacy development, family literacy

Abstract

In this article, we describe the parent literacy project and highlight the potential of efforts to involve parents in meaningful ways with their children's literacy development. Through our work with Latino immigrant parents, we found that parents, even with low literacy skills and not much formal schooling, have the desire and capacity to help with their children's literacy development. The parents were eager to help; they just needed tools.

Author Biographies

  • Clarena Larrotta, Texas State University-San Marcos

    Clarena Larrotta ([email protected]) is an Assistant Professor in the Adult, Professional, and Community Education Program at Texas State University - San Marcos. 

  • Jesse S. Gainer, Texas State University-San Marcos

    Jesse S. Gainer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University - San Marcos.

     

Promoting Family Literacy Among Latino Immigrant Parents

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Published

03/30/2009

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Research and Practitioner Articles

How to Cite

Larrotta, C., & Gainer, J. S. (2009). Promoting Family Literacy Among Latino Immigrant Parents: A Concept Mapping Experience. Georgia Journal of Literacy, 32(1), 13-18. https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.86

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