Parent Engagement and Parent Leadership

Authored by: Blaire Willson Toso , Ramazan Gungor

Handbook of Family Literacy

Print publication date:  April  2012
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415884570
eBook ISBN: 9780203841495
Adobe ISBN: 9781136899126


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Family literacy programs that engage parents in leadership and advisory roles can change how adults engage with the world in ways that are not always self-evident or apparent. This chapter presents research and emerging practices from selected model programs that demonstrate the importance of engaging parents in substantive participatory forms of education, with a focus on developing social capital by supporting parents in authentic leadership and advisory roles in adult and family literacy programs.

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