Literacy Community Place: Working with immigrant and refugee families. Jim Anderson Department of Language and Literacy Education University of British Columbia University of South Australia, May 19, 2010. Overview.
Department of Language and Literacy Education
University of British Columbia
University of South Australia, May 19, 2010
Literacy for Life: An Intergenerational Literacy Project (with Victoria Purcell-Gates; supported by Canadian Council on Learning; UBC Bookstore )
Parents As Literacy Supporters (PALS) in Immigrant Communities (with Fiona Morrison and supported by provincial/federal ministries)
Anderson, J., Purcell-Gates, V., Gagne, M., & Jang, K. (2009). Intergenerational Literacy Program with Authentic Literacy Instruction: Research Report. Ottawa: Canadian Council on Learning
Gagne, M., Collier, D., Anderson, J., & Purcell-Gates, V. (In press). Literacy for Life: An Intergenerational Literacy Program (A Handbook for Practitioners). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Council for Learning.
To work with families in supporting children’s early literacy development (language, literacy, numeracy
To promote L1 development/maintenance as children learn English as a second or additional language (Snow, Burns, & Griffen, 1998; Reyes & Azura, 2008)
To document implementation of PALS in 5 different communities/languages (Chinese, Farsi, Karen, Punjabi and Vietnamese)
In 1999, developers (Anderson and Morrison) were invited by Mayor of Langley in British Columbia to participate in developing a program to assist parents in supporting their children’s literacy development
Program was part of larger inter-agency community development initiative, Strengthening Communities
Focus groups of parents, early childhood educators and administrators provided advice on program design and implementation
Trials in two inner-city schools in Year 1; expanded to four schools in Year 2.
Context 1: First Nations (Aboriginal Community)
Context 2: Vietnamese Community
Context 3: PALS in Immigrant Communities
Addition of First Nations culture
Traditions and crafts
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(see you later)