The purpose of this study was to evaluate literacy indicators in ten members of the Association of Children's Museums in eight states. The Museum Inventory of Literacy Indicators was used to assess factors across four areas -- Books and Other Reading Materials; Writing Materials; Signs, Labels, and Directions; and Print Integration – with 20 as the highest possible average. Area averages for quality (6.00 - 15.99) and quantity (6.00 - 15.74) were similar. Most museums concentrated their literacy efforts in a single area rather than considering the potential for facilitating literacy acquisition comprehensively, which could provide improved educational encounters for patrons.
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Giles, Rebecca M.
"Playing with Print? An Investigation of Literacy Indicators in Children’s Museums,"
Literacy Practice and Research: Vol. 46
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/lpr/vol46/iss1/4