Untrue Assumptions About Family Literacy Situations
Auerbach (1995) notes that educators often hold the following untrue assumptions about children and their family literacy experiences:
- "Language-minority students come from literacy-impoverished homes where
education is not valued or supported.
- Family literacy involves a one-way transfer of skills from parents to children.
- Children become literate to the extent that their parents extend school-like
activities in the home.
- Existing school practices are adequate, and it is home factors that will
determine who succeeds.
- Parents' own problems get in the way of creating positive family literacy
contexts." (pp. 14-15)
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