Brief Review of the Literature
Authors: Literacy New Brunswick, Inc. (LNBI)
The Research and Development Centre on Education has prepared a brief review of relevant literature for its research project entitled Family and Early Childhood Literacy in New Brunswick: A Provincial Snapshot (Spring 1999). This report presents the highlights of the Centre's review of the literature on family literacy. In the first section, definitions of family literacy and related concepts are given. The second section addresses the family's role in the literacy process and manifestations of the family's influence. The third section outlines new approaches and trends in family literacy and describes Nickse's typology, which is used to categorize interventions in this field. The fourth and final section discusses future research needs.