Journal articles

Journal Articles (Refereed)

Downes, P., Anderson, J., & Nairz-Wirth, E. (2018). Developing conceptual understandings of transitions and policy implications. European Journal of Education, 53,541-556.

Downes, P., Nairz-Wirth, E., & Anderson, J. (2018). Re-conceptualizing system transitions in education for marginalized and vulnerable groups. European Journal of Education, 53, 441-445.

Anderson, J., & Anderson, A. (2018). “No peeing on the sidewalk!”: Family literacy in culturally, linguistically, and socially diverse communities. Journal of Family Diversity in Education, 3(1), 77-91.

Anderson, J., Horton, L., Kendrick, M., & McTavish, M. (2017). Children’s funds of knowledge in a rural northern Canadian community: A telling case. Language and Literacy. 19(2), 20-32.

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.
[Shortlisted for the United Kingdom Literacy Association/ Wiley-Blackwell  Research in Literacy Education Award 2015.]

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).

Journal Articles (Non-refereed)

Anderson, J. & Morrison, F. (2005). Working with families and communities: Our experiences with PALS. BC Educational Leadership Research, 2, Retrieved December 2, 2005, from

Anderson, J., Kendrick, M., Pirbahi-Illich, F., & Rogers, T. (2002). Portraits of literacy: Critical issues in family, school, and community literacies. English Quarterly, 24, 1-4.

Anderson, J., & Morrison, F. (2002). PALS (Parents As Literacy Supporters): A culturally responsive family literacy program. LOMCIRA Newsletter, Spring, 8-9.

Anderson, J., & Rolston, S. (1994). Beyond book reading. ira Connections, 8, 2, 15-17.

Rolston, S., & Anderson, J. (1994). Literacy learning at home and literacy learning at school: Bridging the gap. Prime Areas, 36, 3, 116-120.

Anderson, J. (1993). Journal writing: The promise and the reality. Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts 27, 662.

Anderson, J. (1993). Research sheds new light on literacy. UBC Reports, 39, 4.

Anderson, J. (1981). The role of literature in the high school reading program. The Nor’eastern, 2, 1, 3-13.

*graduate student co-author

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