Family and Literacy
The connections drawn between the text, learning and life learning strategies is that the teaching models should be more flexible and dynamic to encourage and improve family literacy programs. There should be a team effort by teachers, parents and educational institutions to encourage ESL families to participate in the educational process.
After reading the article, it can be concluded that educators in preparing their students for successful participation in the school system should be dependent of the efforts of the school to incorporate parents and the culture of the home to become an integral part of the instruction plan of the school.
The impact of literacy on economic and social indicators is of increasing interest where the government should be able to allocate funding to provide free education to deserving students. The concept of educational attainment and income has been well-documented not only in America, but in other developing nations as well.
As part of the changes, it is recommended that the government should develop programs to improve adult and child literacy levels, by taking into consideration the income, home environment and the level of parent literacy. It is a concerted effort of the families, schools and the government to address the limitations and issues related to diversity including the cultural and multi-linguistic oriented students who comprise the mainstream population in an increasing number of schools. It is also vital to resolve the problems on immigration and the necessities of multi-linguistic learners that can affect family literacy that has been prevalent in most countries. The government should allocate additional state funds to provide educational opportunities and for the enhancement of the school programs for the benefit of young students who are entitled to receive the best education that will help in shaping their future.
West Virginia Family Literacy Initiative. Web. Retrieved on September 8, 2013, from
Hanna Wasik, Barbara. The Handbook of Family Literacy. New York: Routledge, 2012. Print.