Literacy Workshops: School social workers enhancing educational connections between educators, early childhood students, and families

William C. Hunter, Jodell R Heroux

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Abstract

For Parents and family members play an essential role in the literacy development of their children. Research indicates that connections between parents living in poverty and their children’s schools need to be strengthened to help ensure academic success. Students with disabilities enrolled in early childhood programs benefit from literacy rich home and school environments. A possible outlet to strengthen the connection between parents’ and their children’s school is literacy workshops. Literacy workshops provide a way for parents to be involved with their children’s education. They provide an opportunity for parents to share their experiences and acquire useful information such as strategies and resources to assist them with their children’s literacy. The authors conceptualize how the family strengths approach to early literacy development can be used to frame an interactive literacy workshop. A discussion on the planning stages and actual implementation of the literacy workshop is included.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-176
JournalChildren & Schools
Volume39
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2017

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