It Takes a Village to Raise a Reader: Reflections on an Intergenerational Literacy Program.

@inproceedings{Doiron2009ItTA,
  title={It Takes a Village to Raise a Reader: Reflections on an Intergenerational Literacy Program.},
  author={Ray Doiron and Jessie Lees},
  year={2009}
}
Our research involved a community-school literacy initiative where seniors visit elementary schools to read with children. As we considered the residual data in our study, we were led to explore an emerging school-community relationship – a web of connection – being created by senior volunteers in the project. We discuss this aspect of our study in this article and consider the evolving role of senior volunteers in our society. We identify three characteristics of “elders” that emerge from… CONTINUE READING

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