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Teaching children to read is one area where collaboration between teachers and parents/carers is of vital importance. In this free course, Involving the family in supporting pupils' literacy learning, you will examine how families and schools work together to establish the links that underpin childhood literacy development and the ways in which educational institutions respond to the diversity of needs amongst students.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand more fully models for involving parents and carers in children's literacy acquisition.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 The family and literacy
- 2 Involving parents and carers in students' literacy learning
- 3 Identifying theoretical models of parent–school partnerships
- 4 Family literacy
- 5 Supporting the literacy acquisition of travellers' children
- 6 Collaboration between teachers and parents
- Keep on learning
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Involving the family in supporting pupils' literacy learning
This course examines the importance of the relationship between the family and literacy. You will examine how families and schools work together to establish the links that underpin childhood literacy development and the ways in which educational institutions respond to the diversity of needs amongst students.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.
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Originally published: Thursday, 14th July 2011
Last updated on: Wednesday, 17th February 2016
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