Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED)
His research focuses on the role of the family in young children’s literacy development in an increasingly global and multicultural society. Dr. Anderson has investigated parents’ perceptions of early literacy acquisition, young children’s in-and-out-of-school literacy development, families’ use of digital technology, and the role of storybook reading in young children’s literacy learning. He co-developed Parents As Literacy Supporters (PALS) culturally responsive family literacy program.
Keywords:Family literacy; Early literacy; Educational inequality; Early childhood; Literacy; Marginalized communities; Digital literacy; Immigrant and refugee families.
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