Research on Family Involvement

In Diverse Classrooms

Reaching out in non-traditional ways

  • Find information about literacy practices at home
  • Learning about family interests, jobs, traditions, and home routines
  • Going on home visits

Research on family involvement

  • Family literacy levels can be misunderstood. Often equate she's with educational status
  • Large majority of parents want to be involved
  • Better opportunities, but many parents past negative experiences prevent them from feeling comfortable in the school setting
  • Teachers should use what they learn from families to help meet students literacy needs
  • Implement funds of knowledge