International Citations relating to Reading Together®

Examples of successful parental-involvement programmes throughout the world

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides examples of successful parental-involvement programmes throughout the world, including Working with Māori extended families. The following is a quotation from Let's Read Them a Story! The Parent Factor in Education:

New Zealand: Working with Māori extended families
... The Ministry of Education also promotes the Reading Together® programme among whānau. Through this programme, whānau learn the reading strategies that teachers use to teach children how to read and are introduced to literacy resources available in their community. By improving the extended family's understanding of how children learn to read, they will be in a better position to work in a learning partnership with both their children and their children's teachers and schools. [p.47]