Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Alex Silverman


The purpose of this paper is to discuss, describe, and evaluate a family literacy program I developed as a pilot project for Southeast Asian immigrant families with elementary school-aged children living in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.

I will give an overview of this project and review recent research on the different approaches to family literacy. Using a working definition of family literacy based upon current research and implementation in the field, the Indochinese Housing Family Literacy Project-a description of its structure and expected outcomes, lesson plans, and useful findings from current working programs-will be explored and described. Finally, suggestions for future sessions will be made based upon observation and feedback from participants.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | First and Second Language Acquisition | South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies