Parental, Familial, and Community Support Interventions to Improve Children’s Literacy
A Systematic Review
The objective of the current work is to review the existing literature on the effectiveness of parental, familial, and community support interventions intended to improve children’s literacy development in LMICs. The long-term objective for this work is to increase the availability of information for evidence-based decision making for international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and government policy makers.
The proposed review is intended to inform the following questions:
- What interventions to improve children’s literacy are currently being implemented outside of formal education settings, with parents, family, and communities in low- and middle-income countries?
- Within a given age group and community type, which programs are most effective at building literacy skills?
- What are the essential features of effective models?
- What are the identified moderators and mediators of program effectiveness?
- To what extent are the nature and effectiveness of programs influenced by contextual factors, such as cultural tradition, poverty, conflict situations, or parental literacy?