Educating Mothers Increases Family Literacy

March 1, 2019

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By Tom Sticht, International Consultant in Adult Education (Ret.)

“In 1890… the economist Alfred Marshall wrote, “The most valuable of all capital is that invested in human beings; and of that capital, the most precious part is the result of the care and influence of the mother” (cited in Cunha & Heckman, 2009, p. 2)…

“In particular, it is argued that money spent on the education of women who are or are about to become mothers can produce ‘double duty’ effects. Monies spent on the education of women contribute not only to the development of the women, but also to the educational participation and achievement of their children.”

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Educating Mothers to Increase Family Literacy

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