ADTED 456: Introduction to Family Literacy

Offered each Fall Semester

ADTED 456:  Introduction to Family Literacy introduces the concept of family literacy within the home and by programs that provide family literacy services, with a focus on examining key components of family literacy: adult education, early childhood education, parent education, and interactive literacy activities among parents and children.  The course also addresses professional development and program improvement and collaboration, advocacy, and policy. The course is informed by numerous research studies.

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop a family literacy program that provides each family with literacy services that meet their family goals.
  • Understand the value and importance of Case Management.
  • Appreciate the diversity of families who receive family literacy services.
  • Understand the need for data and how it can inform professional development and program improvement.
  • Understand the need for strong community collaborations to support advocacy and policy.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Family Literacy
  • Research in Family Literacy
  • Models of Family Literacy
  • Early Childhood Education and Adult Education
  • Parent Education
  • Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA)
  • Case Management
  • Data, Professional Development, and  Program Improvement
  • Collaboration, Advocacy, and Policy
  • Diversity