Family electronic literacy: Part 1 – Home-school links through audiotaped books

K. J. Topping, M.C. Shaw, A.M. Bircham

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    In part one of this discussion of Family Electronic Literacy, the aim is to briefly review the idea of “parental involvement in children’s reading” and its development into the concept of “family literacy”, together with the emerging notion of “electronic literacy”. From an integration of these, the beginnings of “Family Electronic Literacy” will be outlined. In this context the use of the relatively “low-tech” approach of audiotaped books will be described. The intention is to offer a broad overview, a more detailed description of one specific practical example, a typology of possible methods and references which can be pursued by interested readers. Part two will discuss a more “high-tech” approach to Family Electronic Literacy through computers and the Internet and include a list of resources.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-11
    Number of pages5
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1997


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