What Really Matters in Family Literacy?
In 2007 the Saskatchewan Literacy Commission provided the McDowell Foundation with $10,000 to explore the need for family literacy research in Saskatchewan. The Foundation invited a wide range of stakeholders to an Early and Family Literacy Forum that confirmed the value of collaborative research into what is happening and what really matters in family literacy in Saskatchewan. An interorganizational research panel was put together to submit a research proposal to the Literacy Commission for a two-phase research project.
The Commission has now provided a grant of $30,000 to carry out the first phase of the project in 2008. The interorganizational Family Literacy Research Panel has remained in place to provide guidance in each part of the research process. Coordinating the project on behalf of the interorganizational group is the Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into Teaching, and Dr. Linda Wason-Ellam, a professor at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, has been contracted to carry out the research.
With the completion and publication of the research findings from Phase 1, the Literacy Commission is providing a further grant of $50,000 to continue with Phase 2 of the research.
What Really Matters in Family Literacy? Phase 2
What Really Matters in Family Literacy? Research Findings - Year One
Family Literacy Research Proposal - Phase 2
Research Timelines - Phase 2
Background Information - Phase 2
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