Continuity of Operations planning information for the College of Education: Click here

About the Annotated Bibliography

The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State, endowed through a onetime federal appropriation honoring the retiring Congressman Bill Goodling in July 2001, is proud to offer resources for professional development of family literacy educators. This Annotated Bibliography has been an ongoing effort since the inception of the Goodling Institute that will continue as new research and writings in family literacy are identified. The intent is not to evaluate the quality of a source but to provide a descriptive annotation that allows the reader to determine its relevance and usefulness.

The Goodling Institute's Annotated Bibliography on Family Literacy is the result of a collaborative effort (thus explaining the differences in the style and length of the annotations) between an earlier project completed through the Carolina Family Literacy Studies research project and a more recent one completed at the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State. The new annotated bibliography, intended for program staff, researchers, community leaders, private and public funding agencies, policymakers, and others who want to learn more about family literacy (including the theory, policy, and research upon which it is based), reviews hundreds of publications. The purpose of the Annotated Bibliography is to advance the work of all those involved with family literacy by providing a document that synthesizes the research and writings on practices and theory directly affecting family literacy programs.


Dr. Esther Prins
Dr. Eunice N. Askov (Founder)
Joy Marie Bechtold
Kimeka Campbell
Maricela Carrera
Brendaly Drayton
Dr. Elisabeth L. Grinder
Ramazan Gungor
Randi Jones
Shara Kinney
Maria Leonor Marvin
Faith Miller
Angela Mooney
Marcela Movit
Eugenio Longoria Saenz
Tom Spencer
Dr. Blaire Willson Toso