research brief on incarcerated fathersʼ experiences in the Read to Your Child/Grandchild Program
Submitted by esprins on November 26, 2019 - 2:37pm
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The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy has just published a new research brief, "Incarcerated fathersʼ experiences in the Read to Your Child/Grandchild Program: Supporting childrenʼs literacy, learning, and education" https://sites.psu.edu/goodlingresources/files/2019/11/Research-Brief-10-RYCG-Final.pdf. The brief uses interviews and observational data to analyze how 11 fathers in a rural Pennsylvania prison were involved in their children’s literacy, learning, and education before and during incarceration and through the Read to Your Child/Grandchild (RYCG) program. (This program is offered through Pennsylvania state correctional institutions.) The findings suggest that the fathers used the RYCG program to emphasize the importance of education, literacies, and numeracies, while also creating personalized scrapbooks and letters that cultivated their children’s literacy abilities and cognitive, educational, and socio-emotional development. Please share with others who may be interested.