Peer-reviewed Publications

Journal Articles

Anderson, J., Horton, L., Kendrick, M., 7 McTavish, M. (Forthcoming). Children’s funds of knowledge in a rural northern Canadian community: A telling case. Language and Literacy.

Anderson, J., Anderson, A., & *Sadiq, A. (2017). Family literacy programs and young children’s language and literacy development: Beginning to pay attention to families’ first languages. Early Child Development and Care, 187 (2-4), 644-654. (Invited article for Special Issue on Research in Young Children’s Literacy and Language Development)

Stagg Peterson, S., Anderson, J., Budd, K., Kendrick, M., McIntyre, L., McTavish, M, Nteligou, B., & Riehel, D. (2016). Examining rhetorics of play in curricula in five provinces: Is play at risk in Canadian Kindergartens? Canadian Journal of Education, 39 (3), 1-26.

**Anderson, J., Anderson, A., & Gear, A. (2015). Family literacy programs as intersubjective spaces: Insights from three decades of working in culturally, linguistically and socially diverse communities. Language and Literacy, 17(2), 41-58. (Invited article, Special issue).

Anderson, A., & Anderson, J. (2014). Young children’s learning in the context of families and communities. The Morning Watch,41(3-4), 1-3. (Invited article; Special 40th Anniversary issue).

Friedrich, N., Anderson, J., & Morrison, F. (2014). Culturally appropriate pedagogy in a bilingual family literacy program. Literacy, 48 (2), 72-79.

Purcell-Gates, V., McTavish, M., Lenters, K., & Anderson, J. (2014). Working with different cultural patterns and beliefs: Teachers and families learning together. Multicultural Education, 21 (3/4), 17-27.

Anderson, A., Anderson, J., Teichert, L. (2013). Through a rear-view mirror: Families retrospectively evaluate a family literacy program twenty years later. The School Community Journal, 23, 2, 33-53.

Anderson, J., Purcell-Gates, V., Lenters, K., & McTavish, M. (2012). Real-world literacy activity in pre-school. Community Literacy Journal, 8, 2, 75-95.

Purcell-Gates, V., Anderson, J., Jang, K., Gagne, M., Lenters, K., & McTavish, M.  (2012). Measuring situated literacy activity: Challenges and promises. Journal of Literacy Research, 44, 4, 132-141.

Anderson, A., Anderson, J., Lynch, J., Shapiro, J., & Kim, J. (2012). Extra-textual talk in shared book reading: A focus on questioning. Early Child Development and Care, 182, 9, 1139-1154.

Anderson, J., Anderson, A., Friedrich, N. & Kim, J. (2010; invited article for special 10th anniversary issue). Taking stock of family Literacy: Some contemporary perspectives. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 10, 33-53.

Anderson, L., & Anderson, J. (2010). Barney & Breakfast: Messages about food and eating in preschool TV shows. Early Child Development and Care, 180, 10, 1323-1336.

Hare, J. & Anderson, J. (2010). Transitions to early childhood for Indigenous children and families in Canada: Historical and social realities. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 35, 2, 19-27.

Moffatt, L., Anderson, A., Anderson, J., & Shapiro, J. (2009). Gender and mathematics at play: Parents’ constructions of their pre-schoolers’ mathematical capabilities. Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2, 1-25.

Anderson, J., Lenters, K., & McTavish, M. (2008). Constructing families, constructing literacy: A critical analysis of family literacy websites. The School Community Journal, 18, 61-78.

Kim, J., & Anderson, J. (2008). Mother-child shared reading with print and electronic books. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 8, 213-245.

Lynch, J., Anderson, J., Anderson, J., & Shapiro, J. (2008). Preschool children’s interacting with storybooks: Children’s literacy achievement. Reading Horizons, 248, 227-242.

Mui, S. & Anderson, J. (2008). At home with the Johars: Another look at family literacy. The Reading Teacher, 62, 234-243.

Phillips, L.M., Norris, S.P., & Anderson, J. (2008). Unlocking the Door: Is Parents’ Reading to Children the Key to Early Literacy Development? Canadian Psychology, 49(2), 82-88

Anderson, J., & Morrison, F. (2007). “A great program… for me as a Gramma”: Caregivers evaluate a family literacy initiative. Canadian Journal of Education, 30, 68-89.

Anderson, J., Streelasky, J., & Anderson, T. (2007). Representing and promoting family literacy on the WWW: A critical analysis. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 53, 143-156.

Lynch, J., Anderson, J., Anderson, A., & Shapiro, J. (2006). Parents beliefs about young children’s literacy development and parents’ literacy behaviors. Reading Psychology, 27, 1-20.

Anderson, A., Anderson, J., & Shapiro, J. (2005). Supporting multiliteracies: Parents’ and children’s talk within shared storybook reading. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 16, 5-26.

Anderson, J., Anderson, A., Lynch, J., Shapiro, J. (2004). Examining the effects of gender and genre on interactions in shared book reading. Reading Research and Instruction, 43, 1-20.

Anderson, A., Anderson, J., & Shapiro, J. (2004). Mathematical discourse in storybook reading. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 35, 5-33.

Kendrick, M., Anderson, J., Smythe, S., & MacKay, R. (2003). What images of family literacy reveal about family literacy practices and family literacy programs. In C. Fairbanks, J. Worthy, B. Maloch, J. Hoffman & D. Schallert (Eds.), 52nd Yearbook of the National Reading Conference (pp. 245-258). Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference.

Anderson, J., Anderson, A., Shapiro, J., & Lynch, J. (2001). Fathers’ and mothers’ book selection preferences for their four-year-old children. Reading Horizons, 41, 189-210.

Anderson, J., & Gunderson, L. (2001, February). “You don’t read a science book, you study it”:
Exploring cultural concepts of reading. Reading Online, 4(7). Available on Reading Online.

Anderson, J., & Matthews, R. (1999). Emergent storybook reading revisited. Journal of Research in Reading, 22, 293-298.

Gunderson, L., & Anderson, J. (1999). An exploration of access to the Internet for literacy teachers and learners. Computers in the Schools, 15, 5-11.

Anderson, J., & Gunderson, L. (1997). Literacy learning from a multicultural perspective. The Reading Teacher, 50, 514-516.

Shapiro, J., Anderson, J., & Anderson, A. (1997). Diversity in parental storybook reading. Early Child Development and Care, 127-128, 47-59.

Anderson, J. (1995). How parents’ perceptions of literacy acquisition relate to their children’s emerging literacy knowledge. Reading Horizon, 35, 209-228

Anderson, J. (1995). Sharing big books in two grade one classrooms: A case study. Reading Improvement, 32, 4, 236-244.

Anderson, J., & Rolston, S. (1995). Pathways to literacy: Using children’s diverse literacy experiences to inform early literacy programs. Tennessee Reading Teacher, 23, 2, 27-32.

Anderson, J. (1995). Helping children to become literate: What do parents think? Canadian Children, 20, 2, 20-25.

Anderson, A., & Anderson, J. (1995). Learning mathematics through children’s literature: A case study. Canadian Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 4, 2, 1-9.

Anderson, J. (1995). Listening to parents’ voices: Cross cultural perceptions of learning to read and to write. Reading Horizons, 35, 5, 394-413.

Anderson, J., & Lee, A. (1995). Literacy teachers learning a new literacy: A study of the use of electronic mail in a reading education class. Reading Research and Instruction, 34, 3, 209-228.

Anderson, J. (1994). Parents’ perceptions of emergent literacy: An exploratory study. Reading Psychology, 15, 3, 165-187.

Anderson, J. (1994). “Daddy, what’s a picket?” One child’s emerging knowledge of workplace literacy. Early Child Development and Care, 98, 7-20.

Anderson, J., & Rolston, S. (1994). Valuing and utilizing children’s diverse literacy experiences. Canadian Children, 19, 3, 29-33.

Anderson J. (1992). Journal writing: The promise and the reality. Journal of Reading, 36, 304-309. (Now Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy).

Book Chapters

Anderson, J., Anderson, A., Friedrich, N., & Teichert, L. (In press). “You guys should offer the program more often!”: Some perspectives from working alongside immigrant and refugee families in a bilingual family literacy program. In C. McLachlan and A. Arrow (Eds.), Literacy in the early years – Reflections on international research and practice. New York: Springer.

Anderson, A., Anderson, J., Hare, J., & McTavish, M. (2014).  Research with young children and their families in aboriginal, immigrant and refugee communities. In O. Saracho (Ed.) Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education: Volume II (pp. 115-145). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Anderson, J., Moffatt, L., McTavish, M., & Shapiro, J. (2013). Thinking critically about early childhood language education: Socio-cultural Perspectives. In O. Saracho & B. Spodek (Eds.), Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children/3ed (pp. 117-134). New York: Routledge.

Anderson, J., Anderson, A., Friedrich, N. & Kim, J. (2012).Taking stock of Family Literacy: Some contemporary perspectives. In K. Pahl & J. Rowsell (Eds.), Major works in Early Childhood Literacy, Volume II (pp. 219-238). London: Sage. [reprint]

Anderson, J. & Morrison, F. (2011). Learning from/with immigrant and refugee families in a family literacy program. In A. Lazar & P. Schmidt (Eds.) Practicing What We Teach: How Culturally Responsive Literacy Classrooms Make a Difference ( pp. 30-38). New York: Teachers College Press.

Anderson, J., Morrison, F., & Hayden, R. (2009). Family literacy goes to school: Perspectives, programs, possibilities . In M. Sanders & R. Hayden (Eds.). Inter-provincial/territorial training for family literacy. Edmonton, AB: Center for Family Literacy.

Anderson, A., Anderson, J., & Thauberger, C. (2008) Mathematics learning and teaching in the early years. In O. Saracho & B. Spodek (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Mathematics (pp. 95-132). Greenwich, CT: Information age Publishing.

Anderson, J., Moffatt, L., & Shapiro, J. (2006). Reconceptualizing language education in early childhood: Socio-cultural perspectives. In B. Spodek & O. Saracho (Eds.), Handbook of research on the education of young children (pp.135-151). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Anderson, J., Smythe, S., & Shapiro, J. (2005). Working with families, communities and schools: A critical case study. In J. Anderson, M. Kendrick, T. Rogers & S. Smythe (Eds.), Portraits of literacy across families, communities and schools: Intersections and tensions. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Kendrick, M., Rogers, T., Smythe, S., & Anderson, J. (2005). Portraits of literacy across families, communities and schools: An introduction. In J. Anderson, M. Kendrick, T. Rogers & S. Smythe (Eds.), Portraits of literacy across families, communities and schools: Intersections and tensions. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Anderson, J., Anderson, A., Lynch, J., & Shapiro, J. (2003). Storybook reading in a multicultural society: Critical perspectives. In A. van Kleeck, S.A, Stahl, & E.B. Bauer (Eds.), On reading books to children: Parents and teachers (pp. 203-230). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Anderson, J., Smythe, S., & Lynch, J. (2003). Family literacy. In J. Ponzetti (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of marriage and family relationships, Second Edition (pp. 601-605). New York: MacMillan Reference USA.

Goelman, H., Andersen, C., Anderson, J., Gouzouasis, P., Kendrick, M., Kindler, A., Porath, M., &Young-Koh, J. (2003). Early Childhood Education. In W.M. Reynolds & G.E. Miller (Eds.), Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology Volume Seven: Educational Psychology (pp. 285-331). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Gunderson, L., & Anderson, J. (2003). Multicultural views of literacy learning and teaching. In A. Willis, G. Garcia, R. Barrera, & V. Harris (Eds.), Multicultural Issues in Literacy Research and Practice (pp.123-144). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Shapiro, J., Anderson, J., & Anderson, A. (2002). Storybook reading: What we know and what we should consider. In O. Saracho & B. Spodek (Eds.) Contemporary Perspectives in Early Literacy (pp. 77-97). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Anderson, J., & Gunderson, L. (2000). Literacy learning from a multicultural perspective. In R. Robinson, M. McKenna & J. Wedman (Eds.) Issues and Trends in Literacy Education (pp. 90-93). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. (Previously published as: Anderson, J., & Gunderson, L. (1997). Literacy learning from a multicultural perspective. The Reading Teacher, 50, 514-516.)

Gunderson, L., & Anderson, J. (1999). An exploration of Internet access for literacy teachers and learners. In J. Blanchard (Ed.). Educational Computing in the Schools: Technology, Communication, and Literacy (pp. 5-11). Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.

Anderson, J., & Gunderson, L. (1998). Literacy learning from a multicultural perspective. In M. Opitz (Ed). Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. (pp. 46- 49). Newark, DEL: International Reading Association. (Previously published as: Anderson, J., & Gunderson, L. (1997). Literacy learning from a multicultural perspective. The Reading Teacher, 50, 514-516.)

Chapman, M., & Anderson, J. (1995). Toward a global perspective on language education. In M. Chapman & J. Anderson (Eds.), Thinking globally about language education (pp.1-14). Vancouver, BC: Center for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction.

Anderson, J., & Chapman, M. (1994). A day in two whole-language classrooms. In V. Froese (Ed.), Whole-language: Practice and theory (2nd ed.). (pp. 23-65). Scarborough, ON: Allyn & Bacon.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Anderson, A., & Anderson, J. (2014). Parent-child Mathematics: A study of mothers’ choices. In C. Nicol, P. Liljedahl, S. Oesterle, D. Allan (Eds.). Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Volume II (pp. 33-38). Vancouver:International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

Anderson, A.,  & Anderson, J. (2012). Listening to families’ voices: Parents look back at a  family literacy program. In A. Kelly, B. Dwyer, G. Mehigan, & G. Watson (Eds.),  Creating multiple pathways to powerful literacy in challenging times (pp.34-41). Dublin: Reading Association of Ireland.

Anderson, J., Anderson, A., & Morrison, F.  (2012). Working in diverse communities: A social capital perspective of family literacy programsIn B. W. Toso (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2012 National Conference on Family Literacy Research Strand (pp. 7-17) University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University.

Kim, J. E., & Anderson, J. (2010). Labeling during repeated shared reading of print and digital storybooks. In F. Sudweeks, H. Hrachovec & C. Ess (Eds.), Proceedings of the cultural attitudes towards communication and technology conference (394-399). Perth, Australia: Murdoch University.

Anderson, J., Norman, P, & Anderson, A. (2008). Family literacy at St. Mark’s School: Enhancing student achievement, building capacity, and developing social and cultural capital in rural Newfoundland. In D. Dibbon & G. Galway (Eds.). Proceedings of Symposium 2008: Post-confederation educational reform- From rhetoric to reality (pp. 1-9). St. John’s, NL: Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Anderson, J., Smythe, S., Shapiro, J., & Morrison, F. (2003). Issues in Family Literacy Programs in Inner City Communities. In G. Shiel & U. N. Dhalaigh (Eds.), Other ways of seeing: Diversity in language and literacy, Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Reading (pp. 119-124). Dublin: Irish Reading Association.

Reguish, N., Anderson, J., & Lee, E. (2002). Using play to support the development of kindergarten children’s phonemic awareness. In P. Linder, M. B. Sampson, J. Duggan & B. Brancatto. (Eds.), Celebrating the faces of literacy (pp. 234-246). Commerce, TX: College Reading Association.

Anderson, J., Fagan, B., & Cronin, M. (1998). Insights in implementing family literacy programs. In E. G. Sturtevant, J. Duggan, P. Linder & W. Linek (Eds.), Literacy and community (pp.269-281). Commerce, TX: The College Reading Association.

Anderson, J. (1995). How parents perceive literacy acquisition: A cross-cultural study. In E. G. Sturtevant & W. M. Linek (Eds.), Generations of literacy (pp. 262-277). Commerce, TX: The College Reading Association.