Literacy links: Issues in the relationship between early childhood development, health, women, families, and literacy
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 15, Number 3 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The goal of this paper is to review some of what is known about relationships between literacy, early childhood development, families, and women's issues, and to explore how best to capitalize on this knowledge to create more effective development programs. The paper provides a conceptual model of the relationships between the factors, then individually discusses the topics of early childhood development and literacy, women and literacy, family issues in literacy, and literacy and health. The paper stresses the need to take into account the transactional nature of the relationship between literacy and various social variables, whereby social and cognitive variables affect each other and literacy over time, and literacy itself affects each of the social and cognitive variables over time. Another major theme of the paper is the importance of recognizing and utilizing traditional structures when introducing educational interventions.
Puchner, L.D. Literacy links: Issues in the relationship between early childhood development, health, women, families, and literacy. International Journal of Educational Development, 15(3), 307-319. Elsevier Ltd.