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HELP: Healthy Early Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A daily intensive supplemental reading and writing program was developed to assist students who were: 1. identified with a language disability and 2. identified as at-risk for reading failure in an urban elementary school. The purpose of the program was to help these students understand and develop the connection between oral and written language…

Rader, Laura A.

2008-01-01

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The Impact of Structural Barriers and Facilitators on Early Childhood Literacy Programs in Elementary Charter Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary charter schools increasingly serve students who are at-risk for reading challenges, giving them a critical role in establishing literacy for young children. This article examines the complexities of starting early childhood literacy programs in charter schools. Specifically, the first year of K-3 literacy programs in a new and a…

Ross, Denise; Pinder, Glen; Coles-White, D'Jaris

2015-01-01

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A 3-Year Study of a School-Based Parental Involvement Program in Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although parental involvement in children's literacy development has been recognized for its potential in helping children develop early literacy achievement, studies of the effectiveness and sustainability of school-based parent involvement programs are not numerous. This study examines the effectiveness and durability of a school-based…

Crosby, Susan Ann; Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy; Yildirim, Kasim

2015-01-01

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California Early Literacy Learning: Extended Literacy Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1999 technical report looks at California Early Literacy Learning (CELL) and Extended Literacy Learning (ExLL), professional development programs designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching of reading and writing. It notes that research-based teaching methodologies have been organized into a framework for classroom…

Swartz, Stalney L.; Shook, Rebecca E.; Klein, Adria F.

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Emergent Literacy and the Development of the Early Literacy Program Evaluation Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood educators believe that schooling for young children should focus on developing the "whole child," socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. Teaching pre-reading skills and encouraging children to read are essential steps on the path of literacy development. A narrow and persistent attention to academics is potentially…

Grace, Donna J.; Brandt, Mary E.

2005-01-01

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A Trial Evaluation of SWELL (Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy): A Whole Class Early Literacy Program for At-Risk and Disadvantaged Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study evaluated the Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL) program using four Australian disadvantaged schools. Two schools implemented the program in the kindergarten year, while the other two schools pursued regular kindergarten curriculum. Children in the program outperformed others on words read in context, but not on words read in…

Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella

1997-01-01

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Unique Effects of a Family Literacy Program on the Early Reading Development of English Language Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: The present study evaluated the effects of a Family Literacy program on the early English reading development of speakers of English as a first language (EL1s) and English language learners (ELLs). The study included a linguistically and culturally diverse sample of 132 kindergarten children and their parents. Families in the…

Harper, Sarah; Platt, Amy; Pelletier, Janette

2011-01-01

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Toward a Renewed Focus. Literacy in Early Language Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article promotes literacy as a a powerful tool for learning new language. Although learners frequently think of comprehensible input as language that is heard, comprehensible input from print can also be accessed. Research has shown that reading has a powerful impact on language learning: much of the vocabulary that educated adults know has…

Met, Mimi

2013-01-01

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Storymakers: Hopa Mountain's Early Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hopa Mountain's StoryMakers program is an innovative, research-based program for donating high quality young children's books to parents. Hopa Mountain is a nonprofit organization based in Bozeman, Montana. Hopa Mountain works with groups of rural and tribal citizen leaders who form StoryMakers Community Teams to talk one-on-one with…

Templin, Patricia A.

2013-01-01

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The Relationship between Prekindergarten Programs and Early Literacy Skill Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Almost half of the students who enter kindergarten come to school unprepared. Students who come unprepared for the academic demands of kindergarten are at risk for needing support throughout their education. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the type of prekindergarten program (private, public, or none) attended and…

MacDonald, Laurie C.

2013-01-01

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Early Beginnings EARLY LITERACY KNOWLEDGE AND INSTRUCTION  

E-print Network

Institute for Literacy in consultation with the National Institute for Child Health and Human DevelopmentEarly Beginnings EARLY LITERACY KNOWLEDGE AND INSTRUCTION A guide for early childhood administrators and professional development providers #12;2 #12;Early Beginnings EARLY LITERACY KNOWLEDGE

Rau, Don C.

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The Early Intervention Solution: Enabling or Constraining Literacy Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current policy, media and curriculum initiatives across western nations are drawing literacy and literacy pedagogy toward enticingly simplistic understandings of literacy as commodity. Increasingly they focus on "fixing" perceived literacy problems by assuming the primacy of early years literacy and "top-up" intervention programs. In the wash-up…

Woods, Annette; Henderson, Robyn

2008-01-01

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The Impact of an Urban Universal Public Prekindergarten Program on Children's Early Numeracy, Language, Literacy, and Executive Function Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors add to and extend the emerging evidence base of the effects of public preschool programs on child school readiness. Using a quasi-experimental, Regression Discontinuity (RD) design, they estimate the impacts of a universal preschool program on children's early numeracy, language, literacy, and executive function skills, both for the…

Weiland, Christina; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu

2011-01-01

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What Works for Early Language and Literacy Development: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Intervention Strategies. Fact Sheet. Publication #2011-18  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the importance of the early childhood period as a time when the foundation is laid for later language and literacy, it is important to determine what activities and experiences lead to positive language and literacy outcomes in early childhood. This Fact Sheet reviews fifteen experimentally-evaluated programs and intervention strategies that…

Chrisler, Alison; Ling, Thomson

2011-01-01

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California Early Literacy Learning, Extended Literacy Learning: Second Chance at Literacy Learning. [2001 Technical Report].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California Early Literacy Learning (CELL) and Extended Literacy Learning (ExLL) are professional development programs designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching of reading and writing. Research-based teaching methodologies are organized into a framework for classroom instruction. CELL training (pre-K-Grade 3) emphasizes that…

Foundation for California Early Literacy Learning, Redlands.

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Early Language and Literacy Achievement of Early Reading First Students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early literacy intervention programs are predicated on the understanding that children's early literacy performance in preschool is one of the most important early predictors of subsequent school success. As the largest U.S.-funded early literacy intervention program, Early Reading First (ERF) sought to advance the language and literacy

Bingham, Gary E.; Patton-Terry, Nicole

2013-01-01

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The Role of Storytelling in Early Literacy Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many storytellers, educators, and researchers advocate that storytelling can contribute significantly to early literacy development. Early childhood education needs to embrace literacy programs that actively employ storytelling to bridge students' established oracy skills and their newfound literacy skills. By doing this, children will encounter a…

Phillips, Louise

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Emergent Literacy: An Early Reading and Writing Concept. Issues in Adult Literacy Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The ERIC Review" announces research results, publications, and new programs relevant to each issue's theme topic. This second issue contains three principal articles: "Issues in Adult Literacy Education," by JoAnn Crandall and Susan Imel; "Emergent Literacy: An Early Reading and Writing Concept," by Carl B. Smith; and "Adult Literacy Programs in…

The ERIC Review, 1991

1991-01-01

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Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy  

MedlinePLUS

... developmental milestones of early literacy. Younger Than 6 Months: Never Too Young Unlike solid foods , it is ... counts, so have fun with it! 6–12 Months: Developing a Taste for Books Whatever babies are ...

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Effects of the Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) Reading Fluency Program with Latino English Language Learners: A Preliminary Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) Program was developed by integrating 8 evidence-based fluency-building instructional strategies into a structured program that can be feasibly implemented by educators. The HELPS Program has been shown in previous research to significantly improve elementary-aged students' reading…

Begeny, John C.; Ross, Sarah G.; Greene, Diana J.; Mitchell, Rachel C.; Whitehouse, Mary H.

2012-01-01

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Literacy Programs with Parent Involvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this working paper is to review current literature on literacy programs for parents of English language learners (ELLs). The paper includes a summary of five literacy programs for ELL parents throughout the United States of America. Four of these were system-wide interventions affecting more than one school or classroom. Each…

Montgomery, Joel R.

2008-01-01

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Strategies for Supporting Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of early literacy skills is critical to children's later success in reading and reading-related activities; therefore, understanding how teachers can support early literacy development is equally important. In this article, the authors provide information on how early childhood teachers can use specific strategies and techniques as…

Dennis, Lindsay R.; Horn, Eva

2011-01-01

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Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education" is a comprehensive textbook for all students studying literacy and language subjects in early childhood education and primary degrees. Covering an age range from 0 to 8 years the book encompasses the four main early childhood contexts of: the family and community; childcare; the pre-school years,…

Fellowes, Janet; Oakley, Grace

2011-01-01

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Research-Based Reading Interventions: The Impact of Indiana's Early Literacy Grant Program. Policy Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the passage of the Reading Excellence Act, states and their schools have increasingly emphasized the implementation of research-based literacy interventions, and both parties are eager to know the effectiveness of their efforts. However, the evaluation of the impact of any reform is complicated by the presence of other types of interventions…

St. John, Edward P.; Manset, Genevieve; Chung, Choong-Geun; Simmons, Ada B.; Musoba, Glenda Droogsma

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Implementing Innovative Elementary Literacy Programs. Program Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This four-document collection describes the implementation processes of dramatically improved literacy programs in elementary schools which are leading the move to restructure literacy education in the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). The first document in the collection, "Strategies for Improving School-Wide Literacy

Schwab, R. G. Jerry; And Others

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Whole Language versus Code-Based Skills and Interactional Patterns in Singapore's Early Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes whole language and code-based skills approaches in early literacy and the specific patterns of interaction present in both approaches. Nineteen hours of video data were coded to analyze the nature of whole language versus code-based skills instruction and document the allocation of time spent on each approach in a reading…

Vaish, Viniti

2014-01-01

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The Montana Early Literacy Project Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual describes the Montana Early Literacy Project, its model and components, and its replication in a variety of early childhood settings: special and general education preschools; Head Start classrooms; and specialized childcare centers. Using five components, the model demonstrates how to develop literacy and language skills in young…

Ashmore, Rhea; Bunce, Mary; Hogenson, Debra; Jakupcak, Jo; Jepson, Stacia; Meeks, Elaine; Neilsen, Shannon Guilfoyle; Otten, Marcy; Paulson, Lucy Hart; Scoles, Gail; Thompson, Amanda; van den Pol, Rick

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Handbook of Early Literacy Research. Volume 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current research increasingly highlights the role of early literacy in young children's development--and informs practices and policies that promote success among diverse learners. This handbook presents cutting-edge knowledge on all aspects of literacy learning in the early years. Volume 2 provides additional perspectives on important topics…

Dickinson, David K., Ed.; Neuman, Susan B., Ed.

2006-01-01

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The Use of a Structured Literacy Program To Facilitate the Inclusion of Marginal and Special Education Students into Regular Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research review examined the use of a whole class early literacy program in classes which included disadvantaged and at-risk children in Australia. The program, Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL), is based on an interactive compensatory theory of literacy acquisition adapted from Success for All, a U.S. early literacy program. The…

Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella

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Using Information from an Early Intervention Program to Enhance Literacy Goals on the Individualized Education Program (IEP)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that an Individualized Education Program (IEP) be developed for each child that receives special education services. To develop the most effective IEP, information is gathered from everyone who has worked with the child. In many schools the child receives early intervention services prior to…

O'Connor, Evelyn A.; Yasik, Anastasia E.

2007-01-01

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76 FR 72623 - Literacy Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Bureau of Prisons 28 CFR Part 544 [BOP-1036-F] RIN...1120-AA33 Literacy Program AGENCY: Bureau of Prisons, Justice. ACTION: Final rule...Office of General Counsel, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW.,...

2011-11-25

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Emergent Literacy and Early Writing Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the present study, the authors aimed to assess the short- and long-term predictive power of the various components of an emergent literacy model on early writing abilities in a language with a mainly transparent orthography (Italian). Emergent literacy skills were assessed in 72 children (M age = 5.05 years, SD = plus or minus 0.03) who were…

Pinto, Giuliana; Bigozzi, Lucia; Accorti Gamannossi, Beatrice; Vezzani, Claudio

2012-01-01

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Current Research of Family Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates existing research about the strengths and weakness of current family literacy programs and presents a 98-item list of family literacy activities across the curricula for adult educators to promote intergenerational literacy. Educational experts feel that family literacy programs need more evaluation, and that the…

Parker, Sharon; Wuelser, Ann

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The Effects of a Supplemental Early Literacy Program for a Student at Risk: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The teaching community is challenged by the responsibility of meeting the academic, social, and behavioral needs of children with and at risk for antisocial behavior. Although intervening with these children is challenging at best, the literature suggests that intervention efforts are most likely to be successful when they occur early in a child's educational experience. In this case study, the

Holly M. Menzies; Sarah M. Munton; Rebecca M. Von Duering; Georgia L. English

2005-01-01

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Early Literacy Instruction in a Dual-Language (Spanish—English) Kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study determined the effectiveness of an early literacy program that embeds skills-based instruction into meaningful contexts, documented children's engagement in the instruction, and obtained insights into how language of origin (Spanish or English) influences performance in instruction in two languages. The program, Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction (SEEL), is a meaning-based approach that highlights literacy targets in hands-on

Barbara Culatta; Maren Reese; Lee Ann Setzer

2006-01-01

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Early Literacy and Early Numeracy: The Value of Including Early Literacy Skills in the Prediction of Numeracy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine whether early literacy skills uniquely predict early numeracy skills development. During the first year of the study, 69 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers were assessed on the Preschool Early Numeracy Skills (PENS) test and the Test of Preschool Early Literacy Skills (TOPEL). Participants were assessed again a…

Purpura, David J.; Hume, Laura E.; Sims, Darcey M.; Lonigan, Cristopher J.

2011-01-01

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The National Early Literacy Panel and Preschool Literacy Instruction: Green Lights, Caution Lights, and Red Lights  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The high level of acceptance in US society of the preschool years as a critically important time for building early literacy skills has led to a flurry of activity in early childhood research and policy. The National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) report "Developing Early Literacy" (2008) is one example of this activity. The NELP report is part of a…

Paciga, Kathleen A.; Hoffman, Jessica L.; Teale, William H.

2011-01-01

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California Early Literacy Learning: Good First Teaching for All Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1997 technical report looks at California Early Literacy Learning (CELL), a staff development program designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching of reading and writing. It notes that research-based teaching methodologies have been organized into a framework for classroom instruction, and that the CELL project emphasizes…

Swartz, Stanley L.; Shook, Rebecca E.; Klein, Adria F.

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A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Early Literacy Interventions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Success in early literacy activities is associated with improved educational outcomes, including reduced dropout risk, in-grade retention, and special education referrals. When considering programs that will work for a particular school and context; cost-effectiveness analysis may provide useful information for decision makers. The study…

Simon, Jessica

2011-01-01

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Functional Health Literacy and Mental Health in Urban and Rural Mothers of Children Enrolled in Early Intervention Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Functional health literacy," a component of health literacy, refers to the ability to read and interpret medical information. The Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (S-TOFHLA) measures the ability to read and interpret medical information. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess and compare levels of maternal functional…

Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Doering, Jennifer; Cashin, Susan; Patrick, Timothy; Rhyner, Paula

2010-01-01

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Effects of Training on Teacher's Use of Early Literacy Strategies During Book Reading  

E-print Network

environments provided to preschool children by both their early educators and the expectations for early literacy within early childhood programs (Gest, Holland-Coviello,Welsh, Eicher-Catt, & Gill, 2006). Work on letters and sounds (Stipek, 2004), use... EFFECTS OF TRAINING ON TEACHER’S USE OF EARLY LITERACY STRATEGIES DURING BOOK READING By Copyright 2010 Lindsay R. Dennis Submitted to the graduate degree program in Special Education and the Graduate Faculty of the University of Kansas...

Dennis, Lindsay

2010-08-25

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Family Literacy Programs: Where Have They Come from and Where Are They Going?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Family literacy programs in North America and the United Kingdom have enjoyed widespread public and political support. Thousands of initiatives following a variety of models currently operate under the spectrum of family literacy programs. In this paper, the influence of learning theories, the research on children's early literacy development, and…

Doyle, Antoinette

2012-01-01

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Get Wild about Reading: Using "Between the Lions" To Support Early Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the curriculum of the public television program "Between the Lions" (BTL), a series modeling behaviors and skills that foster early literacy. Shows how BTL incorporates developmentally appropriate early literacy practices. Highlights teachers' comments illustrating how BTL is being used in different classrooms and how it connects with…

Rath, Linda K.

2002-01-01

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Practical Literacy Programming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary school teachers know that classroom experiences do not just happen, but reflect a teaching and learning program that synthesizes a host of contemporary, and sometimes competing, concerns. To be coherent a program is something of an art form. This book elaborates some programming approaches developed by expert practitioners around…

Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown (Australia).

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Early Literacy: Linkages Between Home, School and Literacy Achievement at Age Five  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the findings relating the predictor variables identified through the analyses discussed in the previous articles to the outcome measures of early literacy from the test battery administered to the children in the Home-School Study of Language and Literacy Development at age five. The test battery, called the SHELL-K (School Home Early Language and Literacy), uses a variety

David K. Dickinson; Patton O. Tabors

1991-01-01

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Neighborhood Socioeconomic Well-Being, Home Literacy, and Early Literacy Skills of At-Risk Preschoolers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to growing research and policy interest in the developmental contexts of early literacy, this study examined relations between neighborhood socioeconomic well-being, home literacy (parent-child shared reading and number of books at home), and directly assessed early literacy outcomes among 551 Head Start students in the fall of…

Froiland, John Mark; Powell, Douglas R.; Diamond, Karen E.; Son, Seung-Hee Claire

2013-01-01

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Writing and Its Relationship to Early Literacy for Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper a relationship is established between writing and early literacy in young children. The age at which early literacy begins to develop in young children varies with each child. For many children, literacy begins to appear in activities such as pretend play, drawing, conversations about storybook plots, and conversations about words or…

Thompson, Debra S.

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The Relative Effect of a Code-Oriented and a Meaning-Oriented Early Literacy Program on Regular and Low Progress Australian Students in Year 1 Classrooms Which Implement Reading Recovery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study found that all regular and reading recovery students (n=150) participating in a code-oriented program, Schoolwide Early Learning and Literacy (SWELL), significantly outperformed counterparts (n=163) on tests measuring pseudoword decoding, reading connected text, invented spelling, and a standardized reading measure at the end of Year 1.…

Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella; Robertson, Gregory

2001-01-01

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Handbook for Coordinators of Volunteer Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is designed to help literacy coordinators, especially in New Mexico, develop and implement volunteer literacy programs. The seven chapters provide information on (1) organizing the program; (2) recruitment of volunteers and students; (3) training tutors; (4) methods of instruction; (5) recordkeeping; (6) recognition and placement for…

McKenzie, Marcie

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California Early Literacy Learning: Good First Teaching for All Children. [2000 Technical Report].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California Early Literacy Learning (CELL) and Extended Literacy Learning (ExLL) are professional development programs designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching of reading and writing. Research-based teaching methodologies are organized into a framework for classroom instruction. CELL training (pre-K-Grade 3) emphasizes that…

Foundation for California Early Literacy Learning, Redlands.

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The Predictive Effects of L1 and L2 Early Literacy Indicators on Reading in French Immersion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the predictive effects of within- and cross-language early literacy indicators with regard to second language (L2) reading achievement in a Grade 3 entry-point French immersion (FI) program. Kindergarten students (N = 83) in a regular English program were administered English early literacy measures. Three years later, once…

Bourgoin, Renée

2014-01-01

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Pre-Packaging Preschool Literacy: What Drives Early Childhood Teachers to Use Commercially Produced Phonics Programs in Prior to School Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Language-rich environments are key to overall quality in early childhood settings, including frequent child-staff interactions around picture books and dramatic play. In a language-rich environment, explicit teaching of literacy concepts, such as phonics, is embedded in authentic and meaningful situations where alphabet letters and sounds are…

Campbell, Stacey; Torr, Jane; Cologon, Kathy

2014-01-01

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Early Literacy: Towards a Unified Approach for Childcare and School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses findings from the Danish contribution to the EASE project, a European research project running from 2008 to 2010 on early literacy in relation to the transition from childcare to school. It explores a holistic inclusive approach to early literacy that resists a narrow accountability-oriented Danish policy (mirroring…

Jensen, Anders Skriver

2012-01-01

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Workplace Literacy Program. Administrative Manual. Teacher Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These two manuals are designed to aid prospective providers of workplace literacy programs in program organization and implementation. The administrator's manual addresses the following topics: program philosophy, history, potential clients, advertising, guidelines for client meetings, instructor recruitment and training, client goals, learning…

Western Suffolk BOCES, Northport, NY.

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Farmers' Functional Literacy Program in India.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Farmers' Functional Literacy Program has been conducted in conjunction with an intensive agricultural development program in the villages of India since 1968. A recent innovation of significance to developing countries, the program incorporates the concept of linking education to development. This joint venture of three governmental ministries…

Chauhan, Malikhan S.

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"Foundations for Literacy": An Early Literacy Intervention for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study evaluated the efficacy of a new preschool early literacy intervention created specifically for deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children with functional hearing. Teachers implemented "Foundations for Literacy" with 25 DHH children in 2 schools (intervention group). One school used only spoken language, and the other used…

Lederberg, Amy R.; Miller, Elizabeth M.; Easterbrooks, Susan R.; Connor, Carol McDonald

2014-01-01

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Blind Babies Play Program: A Model for Affordable, Sustainable Early Childhood Literacy Intervention through Play and Socialization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Miami Lighthouse, in its 81 years of service to persons who are visually impaired (that is, those who are blind or have low vision), has adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of clients of all ages. To meet the significant needs of visually impaired children--more than 80% of early learning is visual (Blind Babies Foundation, 2012)--the…

Jacko, Virginia A.; Mayros, Roxann; Brady-Simmons, Carol; Chica, Isabel; Moore, J. Elton

2013-01-01

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Effects of early elementary Reading Recovery programs on middle-school students: A longitudinal evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Do early intervention literacy programs promote long-lasting gains for students in middle school and beyond? By middle school, student performance and achievement in all content areas hinges on demonstrated reading and writing skills. In light of this, early intervention to promote the development of literacy skills is critical. As an early intervention literacy program, Reading Recovery (RR) has provided intensive

Tera Shamey

2008-01-01

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Signatures and Popular Literacy in Early Seventeenth-Century Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

My paper looks at "signatures" in the form of "ciphers" (kao) and other personal marks made on population registers, town rules, and apostasy oaths in the early seventeenth century to provide some empirical evidence of very high literacy among village leaders. The essay also argues, using the same data, that literacy had already begun to spread to…

Rubinger, Richard

2006-01-01

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Building Language Throughout the Year: The Preschool Early Literacy Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For children from low-resource backgrounds, a literacy-rich preschool experience with a skilled and engaged teacher can offset risk factors and lay the groundwork for lifelong academic success. Now schools can ensure effective early literacy instruction with this field-tested, research-based curriculum for children 3 to 5 years of age. These 41…

Lybolt, John; Armstrong, Jennifer; Techmanski, Kristin Evans; Gottfred, Catherine

2007-01-01

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Early Literacy: A Community Commitment. A Role for Business Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business owners are an integral part of the community. As neighborhood leaders, they contribute to the welfare of the community and its members. As employers, they understand the importance of literacy and the challenge of helping everyone learn how to read proficiently. By supporting early childhood literacy, business owners can make a difference…

National Institute for Literacy, 2009

2009-01-01

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Literacies in Early Childhood: Changing Views Challenging Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Acknowledging that young children's early understandings about literacy occur within their cultural and linguistic communities, the book compiles articles challenging traditional views of literacy and suggesting positive new practices. Each chapter includes "reflection" and "followup" sections that reinforce the link between theory and practice,…

Makin, Laurie; Diaz, Criss Jones

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Organizing a Literacy Program for Older Adults. Literacy Education for the Elderly Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide describes a model for a community-based literacy program for older adults that uses older adults as tutors. Guidelines are provided to program sponsors for implementing literacy education for older adults. Chapter I provides an overview of the problem of illiterate older adults and literacy education for them. Chapter II addresses the…

Jacobs, Bella; Ventura-Merkel, Catherine

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The Language of Literacy: A National Resource Directory of Aboriginal Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory presents, in narrative form, core information about the operations of approximately 100 Aboriginal literacy programs throughout Canada. To qualify for inclusion in the directory, each program had to offer basic, functional, or advanced literacy training; offer literacy training in English, French, or an Aboriginal language; be…

Sabourin, Beverly; Globensky, Peter Andre

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Computer Literacy Needs in a Traditional Library Literacy Program: Results of a Needs Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports the results of a needs analysis of literacy programs for a library system serving three rural and suburban counties. It examines the computing skills and needs of literacy tutors as well as native-speaking and English language learner (ELL) literacy tutees enrolled in the programs. Paper surveys were mailed to tutors, who were…

Cullen, Theresa A.; Cobb, Inger C.

2011-01-01

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Media Literacy, News Literacy, or News Appreciation? A Case Study of the News Literacy Program at Stony Brook University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study provides practical and theoretical insights into the Stony Brook news literacy program, which is one of the most ambitious and well-funded curricular experiments in modern journalism education and media literacy. Analysis of document, interview, and observation data indicates that news literacy educators sought to teach students…

Fleming, Jennifer

2014-01-01

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Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of articles on adult literacy education includes essays, letters, poetry, interviews, research reports, and discussions of issues in literacy and adult basic education in both developing and developed countries. The first section contains brief articles about programs and initiatives in developing countries, including Madagascar,…

Hinzen, Heribert, Ed.

1988-01-01

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Reading and Integrated Literacy Strategies (RAILS): An Integrated Approach to Early Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this project was to develop and test the efficacy of a research-based early reading program that provided integrated reading instruction in kindergarten through 2nd grade. The Reading and Integrated Literacy Strategies (RAILS) program provided integrated instruction in word reading, vocabulary development, and comprehension to students…

Stevens, Robert J.; Van Meter, Peggy N.; Garner, Joanna; Warcholak, Nicholas; Bochna, Cindy; Hall, Tracey

2008-01-01

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The Impact of School Choice on the Early Literacy Achievement of Kindergarten Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to discover if differences existed in the early literacy skills of non-resident kindergarten students participating in the learning community open enrollment program and resident kindergarten students that do and do not qualify for the free or reduced lunch program at the beginning and end of their kindergarten year.…

Gabriel, Lydia L.

2012-01-01

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Early Literacy Instruction in a Dual-Language (Spanish-English) Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study determined the effectiveness of an early literacy program that embeds skills-based instruction into meaningful contexts, documented children's engagement in the instruction, and obtained insights into how language of origin (Spanish or English) influences performance in instruction in two languages. The program, Systematic and Engaging…

Culatta, Barbara; Reese, Maren; Setzer, Lee Ann

2006-01-01

71

Maternal Literacy Beliefs and the Quality of Mother-Child Book-reading Interactions: Assoications with Children's Early Literacy Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relation among mothers' literacy-related beliefs, the home literacy environment, the quality of mother–child book-reading interactions, and children's development of early literacy skills. The participants of this study were 60 mothers and their 4-year-old children. After controlling for mothers' educational attainment, mothers' literacy beliefs were positively related to the quality of home literacy environments and the instructional

Gary E. Bingham

2007-01-01

72

Encouraging Second Language Literacy in the Early Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Emphasizes the importance of developing literacy skills in the elementary school if communicative competence is the goal of a fully articulated K-12 curriculum for Spanish. The vehicle necessary for developing these skills lies in curricular objectives that emphasize literacy and in teacher education programs that foster the growth of this…

Hayes, Nancy; Schrier, Leslie

2000-01-01

73

National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Program Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Prince George's County (Maryland) Public Schools and Prince George's Private Industry Council worked together to provide workplace literacy classes at worksites for employees of 10 different employers. Over 300 employees participated in classes in English as a second language or basic skills. Businesses in need of literacy and basic skills…

Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD.

74

Perspectives on Organizing a Workplace Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook capsulizes the many steps in developing, implementing, and evaluating a workplace literacy program, and is written from the perspectives of both the educator and the employer. The handbook has been written for business leaders and for adult basic education and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) educators. While the suggestions in the…

Arlington County Public Schools, VA.

75

Choctaw Workplace Literacy Program. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the final performance report, evaluation, and curriculum from a program that provided basic literacy instruction for employees of Chahta Enterprises in Mississippi. The final report describes development of curriculum materials that matched the reading and math tasks of production and quality control jobs; reading and math…

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.

76

Teaching Literacy in Labour Market Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written in competency-based format, this professional development package is targeted at Australian teachers of adult English language, literacy, and numeracy working in labor market programs. The approximately 26-hour-long course aims to increase knowledge of and skills in liaising and negotiating with the Commonwealth Employment Service, labor…

National Staff Development Committee for Vocational Education and Training, Chadstone (Australia).

77

Constructing Adult Literacies at a Local Literacy Tutor-Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates how literacy was constructed at an adult literacy organization's volunteer tutor-training program. By drawing on qualitative analysis of training texts used during training, such as training evaluations, and data gathered from interviews with experienced tutors, it is possible to identify the assumptions about literacy

Roderick, Ryan

2013-01-01

78

Library Literacy Programs for English Language Learners. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest summarizes the history of public libraries and library literacy programs; describes current delivery models; and discusses initiatives in library literacy, profiling one successful public library program that serves adult English language learners and their families. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (Author/VWL)

McMurrer, Eileen; Terrill, Lynda

79

Intimate culture of families in the early socialization of literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The intimate family culture for early literacy socialization was documented for a sociocul- turally heterogeneous sample of 66 children enrolled in pre-kindergarten through third grade at public elementary schools in a large U.S. city. Parents were interviewed about 3 types of indexes of their family's intimate culture: the child's engagement in various literacy-related activities at home, the parents' orientation towards

Robert Serpell; Susan Sonnenschein; Linda Baker; Hemalatha Ganapathy

2002-01-01

80

Differential Susceptibility to Early Literacy Intervention in Children With Mild Perinatal Adversities: Short and Long-Term Effects of a Randomized Control Trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a randomized control trial, the authors tested whether short- and long-term effects of an early literacy intervention are moderated by mild perinatal adversities in accordance with differential susceptibility theory. One-hundred 5-year-old children (58% male) who scored at or below the 30th percentile on early literacy measures were randomized to a Web-based remedial early literacy program Living Letters or a

Verna A. C. van der Kooy-Hofland; Jacoba van der Kooy; Adriana G. Bus; Marinus H. van IJzendoorn; Gouke J. Bonsel

2012-01-01

81

National Literacy Trust Survey in Partnership with Nursery World: Investigating Communication, Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years Sector  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In May 2011 "Nursery World" and the National Literacy Trust launched its language development survey to celebrate Hello; the national year of communication. The National Literacy Trust teamed up with "Nursery World" to carry out research into the sector's support for children's language and literacy development. Two hundred twenty one early years…

Halden, Amanda; Clark, Christina; Lewis, Fiona

2011-01-01

82

Is a Response to Intervention (RTI) Approach to Preschool Language and Early Literacy Instruction Needed?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preschool experience plays a role in children's development. However, for programs with language and early literacy goals, the question remains whether preschool instructional experiences are sufficiently effective to achieve these goals for all children. In a multisite study, the authors conducted a process-product description of preschool…

Greenwood, Charles R.; Carta, Judith J.; Atwater, Jane; Goldstein, Howard; Kaminski, Ruth; McConnell, Scott

2013-01-01

83

California Early Literacy Learning: Good First Teaching for All Children. Technical Report, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1998 technical report looks at California Early Literacy Learning (CELL), a staff development program designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching of reading and writing. Reading Recovery and other research-based teaching methodologies have been organized into a framework for classroom instruction, and training in the…

Swartz, S. L.; Shook, R. E.; Klein, A. F.

84

California Early Literacy Learning: Good First Teaching for All Children. Technical Report, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1996 technical report looks at California Early Literacy Learning (CELL), a staff development program designed to help elementary teachers strengthen their teaching of reading and writing. Reading Recovery and other research-based teaching methodologies have been organized into a framework for classroom instruction, and training in the…

Swartz, S. L.; Shook, R. E.; Klein, A. F.

85

Developing Promotional Materials for Adult Literacy Programs. Practitioner Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a specific case of the READ Center--a community-based literacy organization (CBLO) in Richmond, Virginia--and its attempt to develop promotional materials that will encourage low-literate adults to enroll in literacy programs. The article also offers insight on how literacy organizations may utilize the practical experience…

Jae, Haeran

2014-01-01

86

Applying Diffusion Theory: Adoption of Media Literacy Programs in Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent research indicates that 48 of the 50 states have school curricula frameworks that contain one or more elements that call for some form of media literacy education. Such findings indicate that media literacy is slowly becoming an integral part of school curricula. However, full adoption of media literacy programs has yet to occur.…

Yates, Bradford L.

87

Handbook of Early Literacy Research. Volume 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building crucial bridges between theory, research, and practice, this volume brings together leading authorities on the literacy development of young children. The "Handbook" examines the full range of factors that shape learning in and out of the classroom, from basic developmental processes to family and sociocultural contexts, pedagogical…

Neuman, Susan B., Ed.; Dickinson, David K., Ed.

2010-01-01

88

Supporting English and Spanish Literacy through a Family Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Family literacy studies have shown that the role of parental storybook reading has an impact on children's success in school-based literacy instruction. However, many children who are English language learners come from homes or cultures where storybook readings are not common practice. The purpose of this qualitative research study explored…

Wessels, Stephanie

2014-01-01

89

Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Television programming has a huge impact on the lives of children. This lesson focuses on the stereotypical and racial messages that are portrayed through television programming with a focus on situational comedies. During the four 45-minute lessons, grade 6-8 students will: analyze portrayals of different groups of people in the media;…

Henry, Laurie

90

The Effects of a Comprehensive Early Literacy Project on Preschoolers' Language and Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a federally funded early literacy project that aimed to promote the school readiness skills of preschool-age children from low income families. Through daily, explicit, and systematic instruction, the project targeted to improve preschoolers' oral language skills, phonological awareness,…

Xu, Yaoying; Chin, Christopher; Reed, Evelyn; Hutchinson, Cynthia

2014-01-01

91

Factors that Impact West Virginia Head Start Parental Involvement in Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research problem is: Many parents are not involved in their children's early literacy education. Some Head Start parents experience issues that keep them from teaching their children early literacy skills. The research questions were: What are the factors for parental involvement in the support of early literacy skill development for their…

Clausell, Arlene Midget

2010-01-01

92

Development in Early Literacy Skills during the Pre-Kindergarten Year in Head Start: Relations between Growth in Children's Writing and Understanding of Letters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children's literacy skills are an important predictor of success in the early elementary grades. Education programs for at-risk preschool students target children's acquisition of specific literacy skills, including knowledge of letters of the alphabet, in preparing children for early school success. Writing has been proposed as a complementary…

Diamond, Karen E.; Gerde, Hope K.; Powell, Douglas R.

2008-01-01

93

34 CFR 464.1 - What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program? 464.1 Section...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STATE LITERACY RESOURCE CENTERS PROGRAM General § 464.1 What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program? The State...

2012-07-01

94

34 CFR 464.1 - What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program? 464.1 Section...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STATE LITERACY RESOURCE CENTERS PROGRAM General § 464.1 What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program? The State...

2010-07-01

95

34 CFR 464.1 - What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program? 464.1 Section...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STATE LITERACY RESOURCE CENTERS PROGRAM General § 464.1 What is the State Literacy Resource Centers Program? The State...

2011-07-01

96

Marketing Your Adult Literacy Program: A "How To" Manual. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a training module designed to help adult literacy program providers in New York and elsewhere to use the principles of social marketing to improve recruitment and retention in adult education programming. Literacy program providers are taught to view the social marketing process as a process of exchange between themselves as…

Smith, Barbara E.

97

Rhetoric and Research in Family Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the rhetoric of family literacy focusing on restricted programs (family literacy programs that combine adult basic education for parents and early literacy) in relation to five issues: (1) the usage of the term family literacy; (2) targeting restricted programs to selected families; (3) program accessibility; (4) educational effects; and…

Hannon, Peter

2000-01-01

98

Examination of the Predictive Validity of Preschool Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The predictive validity of early literacy skills of children among preschool is relatively unknown. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to provide this examination. From a sample of preschoolers, longitudinal data were available for 143 of the children in kindergarten and for 116 of them through the end of first grade. Preschool children…

Missall, Kristen; Reschly, Amy; Betts, Joseph; McConnell, Scott; Heistad, David; Pickart, Mary; Sheran, Christina; Marston, Doug

2007-01-01

99

A Multivariate Twin Study of Early Literacy in Japanese "Kana"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This first Japanese twin study of early literacy development investigated the extent to which genetic and environmental factors influence individual differences in prereading skills in 238 pairs of twins at 42 months of age. Twin pairs were individually tested on measures of phonological awareness, "kana" letter name/sound knowledge, receptive…

Fujisawa, Keiko K.; Wadsworth, Sally J.; Kakihana, Shinichiro; Olson, Richard K.; DeFries, John C.; Byrne, Brian; Ando, Juko

2013-01-01

100

Early Development of Graphical Literacy through Knowledge Building  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined growth in graphical literacy for students contributing to an online, multimedia, communal environment as they advanced their understanding of biology, history and optics. Their science and history studies started early in Grade 3 and continued to the end of Grade 4; students did not receive instruction in graphics production,…

Gan, Yongcheng; Scardamalia, Marlene; Hong, Huang-Yao; Zhang, Jianwei

2010-01-01

101

Promising Effects of an Intervention: Young Children's Literacy Gains and Changes in Their Home Literacy Activities from a Bilingual Family Literacy Program in Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this paper was to examine promising effects of a bilingual family literacy program: to track the changes of families' literacy activities through a bilingual family literacy intervention, and to examine the children literacy gains in both Chinese and English across socioeconomic sub-groups. The intervention was an eight-week, two hours…

Zhang, Jing; Pelletier, Janette; Doyle, Antoinette

2010-01-01

102

Preventing Reading Difficulties through the Early Identification of Children with Special Literacy Needs. PEER Literacy Resource Brief. PEER Project Literacy Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet identifies factors that may interfere with literacy development in young children and discusses the early intervention services that may prevent reading difficulties. It begins by emphasizing the importance of early identification of children with literacy needs. Child-, family-, and school-based factors that may indicate a child is…

Searcy, L. Bill

103

Gender Differences in Early Literacy: Analysis of Kindergarten through Fifth-Grade Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Probes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a cross-sectional design and five Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills measures, researchers tested for gender differences in reading skills for 1,218 kindergarten through fifth-grade students. A series of two-way repeated measures analyses of variance with time of year (fall, winter, and spring) serving as the within-subjects…

Below, Jaime L.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Fearrington, Jamie Y.; Sorrell, Christy A.

2010-01-01

104

Foundations for literacy: An early literacy intervention for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.  

PubMed

The present study evaluated the efficacy of a new preschool early literacy intervention created specifically for deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children with functional hearing. Teachers implemented Foundations for Literacy with 25 DHH children in 2 schools (intervention group). One school used only spoken language, and the other used sign with and without spoken language. A "business as usual" comparison group included 33 DHH children who were matched on key characteristics with the intervention children but attended schools that did not implement Foundations for Literacy. Children's hearing losses ranged from moderate to profound. Approximately half of the children had cochlear implants. All children had sufficient speech perception skills to identify referents of spoken words from closed sets of items. Teachers taught small groups of intervention children an hour a day, 4 days a week for the school year. From fall to spring, intervention children made significantly greater gains on tests of phonological awareness, letter-sound knowledge, and expressive vocabulary than did comparison children. In addition, intervention children showed significant increases in standard scores (based on hearing norms) on phonological awareness and vocabulary tests. This quasi-experimental study suggests that the intervention shows promise for improving early literacy skills of DHH children with functional hearing. PMID:25125456

Lederberg, Amy R; Miller, Elizabeth M; Easterbrooks, Susan R; Connor, Carol McDonald

2014-10-01

105

Foundations for Literacy: An Early Literacy Intervention for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children  

PubMed Central

The present study evaluated the efficacy of a new preschool early literacy intervention created specifically for deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children with functional hearing. Teachers implemented Foundations for Literacy with 25 DHH children in 2 schools (intervention group). One school used only spoken language, and the other used sign with and without spoken language. A “business as usual” comparison group included 33 DHH children who were matched on key characteristics with the intervention children but attended schools that did not implement Foundations for Literacy. Children’s hearing losses ranged from moderate to profound. Approximately half of the children had cochlear implants. All children had sufficient speech perception skills to identify referents of spoken words from closed sets of items. Teachers taught small groups of intervention children an hour a day, 4 days a week for the school year. From fall to spring, intervention children made significantly greater gains on tests of phonological awareness, letter–sound knowledge, and expressive vocabulary than did comparison children. In addition, intervention children showed significant increases in standard scores (based on hearing norms) on phonological awareness and vocabulary tests. This quasi-experimental study suggests that the intervention shows promise for improving early literacy skills of DHH children with functional hearing. PMID:25125456

Lederberg, Amy R.; Miller, Elizabeth M.; Easterbrooks, Susan R.; Connor, Carol McDonald

2014-01-01

106

Lexical Input to Young Children from Extremely Poor Communities in Argentina: Effects of a Home Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study analyzes the lexical properties of the linguistic context that children from marginalized urban neighborhoods from Buenos Aires, Argentina, are exposed to in the literacy situations generated by an at-home early literacy program. The analysis is focused on the comparison of the vocabulary that these children are exposed to daily with the…

Rosemberg, Celia Renata; Stein, Alejandra; Borzone, Ana Maria

2011-01-01

107

A Framework for Using iPads to Build Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quick adoption of iPads into the classroom, coupled with the many apps targeting early literacy skills, offers a new way to build early literacy skills with emergent and beginning readers. However, young children may be more proficient with the technology than with the literacy concepts, and may not be maximizing learning, or even learning at…

Northrop, Laura; Killeen, Erin

2013-01-01

108

Exploring the Literacy Practices of Refugee Families Enrolled in a Book Distribution Program and an Intergenerational Family Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ethnographic study presents findings of the literacy practices of Burmese refugee families and their interaction with a book distribution program paired with an intergenerational family literacy program. The project was organized at the level of Bronfenbrenner's exosystem (in "Ecology of human development". Cambridge, Harvard…

Singh, Sunita; Sylvia, Monica R.; Ridzi, Frank

2015-01-01

109

What Television Can (and Can't) Do to Promote Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Moses discusses research findings about television, young children, and literacy. She addresses research on a number of topics: How much and what kind of programming do children watch? What is the literacy content in popular children's programming? Does programming send positive or negative messages about literacy? What is television's impact on…

Moses, Annie

2009-01-01

110

Promoting Early Abstraction to Promote Early Literacy and Numeracy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A learning-set procedure was used to teach the oddity principle, insertions into series, and number conservation to 85 kindergarten children who did not grasp these abstractions. Control groups were given lessons in kindergarten literacy, numeracy, or art in sessions matched in timing and extent. The children who were taught the principles of…

Pasnak, Robert; Kidd, Julie K.; Gadzichowski, Marinka K.; Gallington, Debbie A.; Saracina, Robin P.; Addison, Katherine T.

2009-01-01

111

34 CFR 674.58 - Cancellation for service in an early childhood education program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...children from birth through age six and addresses the children's cognitive (including language, early literacy, and early mathematics), social, emotional, and physical development. (3) A child care program is a program that is licensed or...

2013-07-01

112

34 CFR 674.58 - Cancellation for service in an early childhood education program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...children from birth through age six and addresses the children's cognitive (including language, early literacy, and early mathematics), social, emotional, and physical development. (3) A child care program is a program that is licensed or...

2012-07-01

113

34 CFR 674.58 - Cancellation for service in an early childhood education program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...children from birth through age six and addresses the children's cognitive (including language, early literacy, and early mathematics), social, emotional, and physical development. (3) A child care program is a program that is licensed or...

2011-07-01

114

34 CFR 674.58 - Cancellation for service in an early childhood education program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...children from birth through age six and addresses the children's cognitive (including language, early literacy, and early mathematics), social, emotional, and physical development. (3) A child care program is a program that is licensed or...

2014-07-01

115

75 FR 69986 - Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...and Evidence and Evaluation. The afternoon session...Striving.readers.comprehensive.literacy@ed.gov...schools? Evidence and Evaluation (1) In order to have...outcomes so as to inform continuous program improvement...independent State evaluations of the program,...

2010-11-16

116

Climate Literacy and Cyberlearning: Emerging Platforms and Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the release of the Essential Principles of Climate Science Literacy: A Guide for Individuals and Communities in the Spring of 2009, an important step toward an shared educational and communication framework about climate science was achieved. Designed as a living document, reviewed and endorsed by the thirteen federal agencies in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (now U.S. Global Change Research Program), the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy complement other Earth system literacy efforts. A variety of emerging efforts have begun to build on the framework using a variety of cyberlearning tools, including an online Climate Literacy course developed by Education and Outreach group at CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and the Independent Learning program of the Continuing Education Division at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The online course, piloted during the Summer of 2009 with formal classroom teachers and informal science educators, made use of the online Climate Literacy Handbook, which was developed by CIRES Education and Outreach and the Encyclopedia of Earth, which is supported by the National Council for Science and the Environment and hosted by Boston University. This paper will explore challenges and opportunities in the use of cyberlearning tools to support climate literacy efforts, highlight the development of the online course and handbook, and note related emerging cyberlearning platforms and programs for climate literacy, including related efforts by the Climate Literacy Network, the NASA Global Climate Change Education programs, the National STEM Education Distributed Learning (NSDL) and AAAS Project 2061.

McCaffrey, M. S.; Wise, S. B.; Buhr, S. M.

2009-12-01

117

The Converging Literacies Center: An Integrated Model for Writing Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Converging Literacies Center (CLiC) is a deeply integrated model for writing programs, bringing together the writing center, first-year writing, basic writing, professional development activities, graduate coursework, and research activities to re-imagine and support twenty-first-century literacies. What is unique about CLiC is not merely the…

Carter, Shannon; Dunbar-Odom, Donna

2009-01-01

118

Visual Literacy: A Child-Centered Reading Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The underlying theory of the Teacher Corps Rural-Migrant programs in visual literacy is developed in this paper. The primary objective of teaching communication skills to non-native speakers of English through the use of motion picture cameras is detailed in discussion of how visual literacy motivates students and improves curriculum development.…

Heffernan-Cabrera, Patricia; And Others

119

Transitions: A Mental Health Literacy Program for Postsecondary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Enhancement of mental health literacy is a mental health promotion strategy that may be effective at destigmatizing mental illness and increasing self-seeking behavior. Transitions is a mental health literacy program intended to heighten students' awareness and discussion of mental health problems and promote help-seeking behaviors. Transitions…

Potvin-Boucher, Jacqueline; Szumilas, Magdalena; Sheikh, Tabinda; Kutcher, Stan

2010-01-01

120

Starlite Workplace Literacy Program. Final Closeout Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Star Team Acquiring Rewards in Literacy and Insights Through Education (STARLITE) program was implemented to improve the job proficiency of employees at the Pacific Star Hotel, Guam. Its goal was to provide employees with both workplace literacy skills and employability skills. An audit was completed in each department of the hotel. Modules…

Reyes, Lolita C.

121

Toward Women's Empowerment through Literacy Programs: The Tanzanian Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 100 women and 14 literacy teachers/administrators in Tanzania suggests that literacy is considered an abstract value and not a tool for women's empowerment. Women's desire to learn is often frustrated by program content that does not reflect political, social, cultural, and economic realities. (SK)

Bhalalusesa, Eustella

1996-01-01

122

Phonological Representations and Early Literacy in Chinese  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Phonological processing skills predict early reading development, but what underlies developing phonological processing skills? Phonological representations of 140 native Cantonese-speaking Chinese children (age 4-10) were assessed with speech gating, mispronunciation detection, and nonword repetition tasks; their nonverbal IQ, reading, and…

Kidd, Joanna C.; Shum, Kathy Kar-Man; Ho, Connie Suk-Han; Au, Terry Kit-fong

2015-01-01

123

Effectiveness of a coordinated community effort to promote early literacy behaviors.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study is to report on the effectiveness of a coordinated, community-wide intervention to promote early literacy behaviors with low-income parents, especially parents with limited English language proficiency. The interventions include book distribution programs that were based in clinical settings, childcare centers and home visitation programs. The intent of these interventions was to communicate a message that reading to infants and young children and accessing services at the public library are beneficial. The methodology involved in the administration of a Community Based Parental Survey (CBPS) included questions related to early literacy behaviors in order to evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts. Two independent samples collected in 2001 and 2003 were compared. The data comparison between the two time periods showed a 77% increase in parents reporting that they showed books to their infants on a daily basis. There was also a 71% increase in parents reading books aloud to their children on a daily basis. Other indicators also improved. Establishing an early reading ritual encourages infants to have an association to books, helps in language acquisition and supports the social and emotional connection between a parent and his or her young child. The act of holding an infant and reading to him/her on a consistent basis can improve health literacy and hopefully improve student reading achievements. Early interventions like these are relatively low cost and can yield considerable long term results. We conclude that multi-level community based interventions show positive trends in promoting early literacy behaviors. PMID:20623249

Peifer, Karen; Perez, Linda

2011-08-01

124

First Principles for Early Grades Reading Programs in Developing Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) program is an oral assessment designed to measure the most basic foundation skills for literacy acquisition in the early grades. EGRA's purpose is to document student performance on early grade reading skills in order to inform ministries…

Roskos, Kathy; Strickland, Dorothy; Haase, Janeen; Malik, Sakil

2009-01-01

125

Promotion of Reading and Early Literacy Skills in Schools: A Comparison of Three European Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article gives a short overview based on the "EU High Level Group of Experts on Literacy" (HLWG) report to address issues and challenges in Europe on improving literacy competencies in schools. Furthermore, an analysis is conducted focusing on the promotion of reading and early literacy skills in schools taking into account…

Stancel-Piatak, Agnes; Mirazchiyski, Plamen; Desa, Deana

2013-01-01

126

The Effects of an Early Reading Curriculum on Language and Literacy Development of Head Start Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effectiveness of the Montana Early Literacy Project (MELP) curriculum on literacy and language skills of preschool-age children in Head Start. The MELP model utilizes everyday events and existing routines of classroom and home environments to build literacy and language directly into children's daily experiences. Using a…

Paulson, Lucy Hart; Kelly, Karen L.; Jepson, Stacia; van den Pol, Rick; Ashmore, Rhea; Farrier, Merle; Guilfoyle, Shannon

2004-01-01

127

Involving Fathers in Children's Literacy Development: An Introduction to the Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fathers Reading Every Day is a 4-week extension program in Texas in which fathers spend 15-30 minutes per day reading to their children to stimulate early literacy development. Modifications for fathers who were physically absent included reading over the phone, recording on audio or videotapes, and using other male role models. (SK)

Green, Stephen

2002-01-01

128

Preparing Teachers of the 21st Century: Creating Technological Literacy in a Teacher Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines the pre-service program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, in which technology is a feature of the preservice teachers' first experiences in order to provide them with early opportunities to acquire technological literacy. Explains that throughout the Instructional Technologies course, undergraduate students focus on the use of…

Stokes, Sandra M.; Kaufman, Timothy U.; Lacey, Arthur

2003-01-01

129

Effects of Early Literacy Environments on the Reading Attitudes, Behaviours and Values of Veteran Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has linked early literacy environments to the attitudes, behaviours and instructional values of reading teachers, but most prior research has addressed preservice or early inservice teachers. This mixed-methods, hypothesis-generating, "Q" methodology-based study explored the relationship between early literacy environments and…

Levitt, Roberta; Red Owl, R. H.

2013-01-01

130

Technical Adequacy and Cost Benefit of Four Measures of Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technical adequacy and information/cost return were examined for four early reading measures: the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), STAR Early Literacy (SEL), Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE), and the Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI). All four assessments were administered to the same…

McBride, James R.; Ysseldyke, Jim; Milone, Michael; Stickney, Eric

2010-01-01

131

Monitoring Children's Growth in Early Literacy Skills: Effects of Feedback on Performance and Classroom Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined the benefits of providing kindergarten teachers with feedback about students' performance on early literacy progress-monitoring probes. Students were administered the "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)" in fall, winter, and spring; classroom environment was evaluated using the "Early Language and…

Ball, Carrie; Gettinger, Maribeth

2009-01-01

132

Literacy Curricula and Assessment: A Survey of Early Childhood Educators in Two States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of early literacy instruction, as these skills are the developmental precursors to conventional reading. In this study, 215 early childhood educators in two states responded to a survey regarding early literacy curricula and assessment. Results indicated that most teachers used either a…

Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P.

2014-01-01

133

Strands of Emergent Literacy and Their Antecedents in the Home: Urban Preschoolers' Early Literacy Development. Reading Research Report No. 48.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report considers preschool children's early literacy-related competencies. The data are from the first 2 years of the Early Childhood Project, a longitudinal investigation following preschool children from different sociocultural groups in Baltimore, Maryland, through their transition into the early years of elementary school. Children were…

Sonnenschein, Susan; And Others

134

Early Childhood Education Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses early childhood education programs: their goals; effectiveness; optimal timing, targeting, and content; and costs and benefits. Early intervention has significant short- and medium-term benefits: most notably it reduces grade repetition and special education costs, and provides quality child care. The effects are greatest for more disadvantaged children. Some model programs have produced exciting improvements in educational attainment

Janet Currie

2001-01-01

135

Addressing Literacy Needs at Work: Implementation and Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Workplace Literacy Program (NWLP) was a federal grant program that was initiated in 1988 to promote the following: contextualized, job-specific instruction in basic skills; joint governance through partnerships between employers, education providers, and employee organizations; and attention to individual workers' needs. The NWLP's…

Moore, Mary T.; Myers, David; Silva, Tim; Alamprese, Judity A.

136

Preventive Screening for Early Readers: Predictive Validity of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current empirical evidence indicates poor learning trajectories for students with early literacy skill deficits. As such, reliable and valid detection of at-risk students through regular screening and progress monitoring is imperative. This study investigated the predictive validity of scores on the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy

Goffreda, Catherine T.; Diperna, James Clyde; Pedersen, Jason A.

2009-01-01

137

Early Childhood Education Assembly: Changing the Face of Early Literacy Education within NCTE and Beyond  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literacy begins at birth. As soon as children are born, they start reading the world around them. Yet for years the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) was not regarded as a place for early childhood teachers, researchers, and teacher educators who work with children from birth to age eight. Recently, however, a group has come together…

Souto-Manning, Mariana; Vasquez, Vivian M.

2011-01-01

138

Topics in Early Literacy, Teacher Preparation, and International Perspectives on Early Care. Advances in Early Education and Day Care.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume looks at three different broad topics that are of continuing interest for early education and care. The first part of the volume furthers the view of children's acquisition of literacy and how that acquisition takes place. The second part addresses preparation of professionals in early childhood education. The third part provides…

Reifel, Stuart, Ed.

139

The Pennsylvania Adult Basic & Literacy Education Handbook for Program Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is an introduction to the topics that adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) program administrators need to know. The 77 articles by various authors are divided into 6 sections. "A Background for the ABLE Program Administrator" covers the definition of a program administrator, a guiding philosophy, a brief history of adult…

Reiff, Tana, Ed.

140

Promoting Early Literacy Skills: Effects of In-Service Education for Early Childhood Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the effects of in-service education on educators' use of story comprehension utterances, narrative models, and print\\/sound references during interactive book reading. Participants included sixteen early childhood educators with groups of four typically-developing children, aged 18 to 67 months. Eight educators in the experimental group were taught to engage in story-related discussion to promote children's early literacy skills.

Heather Flowers; Luigi Girolametto; Elaine Weitzman; Janice Greenberg

141

Heredity—Environment Influences on Early Childhood Literacy: The Example of Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this paper is to present some results from longitudinal twin research, illustrate these results in an educational interaction model and relate research on early childhood literacy to this model. It can be maintained that in a more permissive setting pupil factors such as genes and home background will be more influential on early literacy outcome than in

Siv Fischbein

142

Family Connections: Promoting Early Literacy Skills--Ages Birth to 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading, writing, and communicating, also known as literacy, are important cognitive skills to teach within society. Early literacy is knowledge about reading and writing before actually being able to read and write and is the foundation to future reading and writing skills (Ghoting & Martin-Diaz, 2006). The role of families in developing early

Huisman, Sarah

2012-01-01

143

Unraveling Genetic and Environmental Components of Early Literacy: A Twin Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even though the acquisition of early literacy skills obviously depends on stimuli and incentives in children's environment we may expect that genes define the constraints for acquiring some or all early literacy skills. Therefore behavior genetic analyses were carried out on twin data including 27 identical and 39 same sex dizygotic twins, 4 years…

Bus, A. G.; Out, D.

2009-01-01

144

Early Literacy Survey: How Renaissance Supports Reading Excellence Act (REA) Goals. Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assess early literacy development in Renaissance classrooms nationwide, the 2000 Early Literacy Survey was mailed to a sample of 411 randomly selected Renaissance Model and Master pre-K-3 educators. This population of teachers was chosen for the study because they have systematically certified that their implementation of Reading Renaissance is…

School Renaissance Inst., Inc., Madison, WI.

145

The Impact of an Early Literacy Intervention: Where Are the Children Now?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to contribute to and strengthen previous work that examined the long-lasting effects of Reading Recovery in statewide efforts aimed at bolstering early literacy achievement and reducing early learning difficulties. Specifically, the study explored the literacy achievement of Reading Recovery participants whose series…

Schmitt, Maribeth Cassidy; Gregory, Anne E.

2005-01-01

146

Building Early Literacy and Language Skills: A Resource and Activity Guide for Preschool and Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a resource and activity guide for early childhood educators and care providers that helps to enhance the development of early and emerging literacy skills in young children. Its philosophy is based on the premise that both language and literacy development begin at birth and that educators and caretakers of young children have a…

Paulson, Lucy Hart; Noble, Linda Attridge; Jepson, Stacia; van den Pol, Rick

147

Early Literacy Development in Minority, Middle-Class Families: A Qualitative Research Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study investigated early literacy development in minority middle-class families. The subjects were parents and preschool children ages 3-5 that attended a private early childhood center in Irvington, New Jersey. Each family was given one home visit and a library visit. The literacy practices of the families were observed and recorded…

Scipio, Vonda

2006-01-01

148

The Impact of Professional Development and Coaching on Early Language and Literacy Instructional Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the impact of professional development on teacher knowledge and quality early language and literacy practices in center- and home-based care settings. Participants from 291 sites (177 centers; 114 home-based) in four cities were randomly selected to: Group 1, 3-credit course in early language and literacy; Group 2, course plus…

Neuman, Susan B.; Cunningham, Linda

2009-01-01

149

Meaningful Learning? Gendered Experiences with an NGO-Sponsored Literacy Program in Rural Mali  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the effectiveness of an NGO-sponsored literacy program in rural Mali. The study employs ethnographic techniques to examine the type of literacy instruction provided, the level of participation, the meanings of literacy to participants, and the contextual factors that influence the social and personal effects of literacy. The…

Fuhriman, Addie; Ballif-Spanvill, Bonnie; Ward, Carol; Solomon, Yodit; Widdison-Jones, Kacey

2006-01-01

150

The Importance of Interpersonal Relations in Adult Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2002-03, a qualitative case study explored the perspectives of 70 stakeholders connected to two community-based adult literacy programs in Manitoba, Canada. Four themes emerged from within-case and cross-case analyses of the data: program design, human relations, community context, and financial support. Instructor-learner and learner-learner…

Terry, Marion

2006-01-01

151

Information Literacy Program ANU Library anulib.anu.edu.au/training  

E-print Network

;#12;WebWise Information Literacy Program Table of Contents Using Search Engines for academic research ............................................................................................. 21 Search Engine Glossary ........................................................................................ 24 #12;#12;WebWise Information Literacy Program 1 Using Search Engines for academic research

152

Empowering Leaders in a Master's in Literacy Program: Teacher Candidates' Self-Efficacy and Self-Perception as Literacy Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how the experiences in a master's in literacy program are preparing teacher candidates to be school leaders and to examine candidates' self-perception as literacy leaders before, during, and after the program. Data sources include surveys, field notes, course syllabi, assignments, and rubrics.…

Mongillo, Geraldine; Lawrence, Salika A.; Hong, Carrie E.

2012-01-01

153

Enhancing early literacy skills for preschool children: bringing a professional development model to scale.  

PubMed

A quasi-experimental, statewide intervention targeting preschool teachers' enhancement of children's language and early literacy was evaluated. Across 2 years and 20 Head Start sites, 750 teachers participated (500 target, 250 control), with 370 classrooms randomly selected to conduct pre- and posttest assessments (10 randomly selected children per class). The inability to randomize children to classrooms was addressed by examining children's performance for teachers who were control teachers in Year 1 and target teachers in Year 2. We also compared teachers with 2 years of training with teachers with 1 year of training and with control teachers. Greater gains were found for children in target classrooms than for those in control classrooms for all skills, but particularly for language skills, in Year 2, and this varied by program site. The presence of a research-based early literacy curriculum, higher levels of teacher education, and full-day versus half-day programs were significant moderators of intervention effectiveness. The challenges of implementing a statewide initiative across programs that varied in their readiness to implement a cognitively rich experience for preschool children are discussed. PMID:16895156

Landry, Susan H; Swank, Paul R; Smith, Karen E; Assel, Michael A; Gunnewig, Susan B

2006-01-01

154

The Evolution of an Adolescent Literacy Program: A Foundation's Journey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Carnegie Corporation of New York is associated with the very foundations of literacy going back to the philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie himself and of the Corporation in its early years. Andrew Carnegie's legacy includes over 2,500 free public libraries that he saw as a link "bridging ignorance and education." In fact, Carnegie, the man,…

Henriquez, Andres

2005-01-01

155

Mother Tongue and ESL Literacy Program Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey was developed in 1991 by Marilyn Gillespie, David Spener, and JoAnn Crandall at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), and was used for a 2-year project with funding from the National Center for Adult Literacy, established at the University of Pennsylvania by the U.S. Department of Education. The survey was used to collect…

Gillespie, Marilyn; And Others

156

National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Snap-On Tools Workplace Literacy Grant developed a curriculum for training adult workers in technical math and reading, English as a Second Language (ESL), and blueprint reading. Curriculum development was based on a workplace audit. Reading levels increased an average of 0.8 of a grade level. Flexibility and implementation of adult student…

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney.

157

Characteristics of an Effective Writing Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning to write is an arduous undertaking for every student; for deaf and hard of hearing students, it can be particularly difficult. Too often, they arrive in school with minimal literacy skills, experience subsequent difficulties in writing standard English, and, unfortunately, still graduate with reading levels below those of their hearing…

Mascia Reed, Candi

2012-01-01

158

Models of Excellence: A Review of Ohio's Award-Winning Workplace Literacy Programs. 1996 Supplement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document profiles Ohio's seven award-winning workplace literacy programs. The workplace literacy programs described are offered by a mix of urban and rural firms which employ between 85 and 2,323 individuals in a variety of sectors. The workplace literacy programs offered by the following firms are described: Cleveland Track Material; L.J.…

Baechlin, Dan; Proper, Len

159

Quality of the Literacy Environment in Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the quality of the literacy environment in inclusive early childhood special education (ECSE) classrooms ("N" = 54). The first aim was to describe the quality of the literacy environment in terms of structure (i.e., book materials and print/writing materials) and instruction (i.e., instructional…

Guo, Ying; Sawyer, Brook E.; Justice, Laura M.; Kaderavek, Joan N.

2013-01-01

160

Literacy Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Reading and Writing, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed as a vehicle of communication for the Reading Recovery Council of North America, this journal represents an international effort to connect researchers, teachers, and all those interested in early literacy. Articles in the first issue of this third volume are: "Relations between Children's Literacy Diets and Genre Development: You Write…

Literacy Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Reading and Writing, 1998

1998-01-01

161

Cherokee Practice, Missionary Intentions: Literacy Learning among Early Nineteenth-Century Cherokee Women  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses how archival documents reveal early nineteenth-century Cherokee purposes for English-language literacy. In spite of Euro-American efforts to depoliticize Cherokee women's roles, Cherokee female students adapted the literacy tools of an outsider patriarchal society to retain public, political power. Their writing served…

Moulder, M. Amanda

2011-01-01

162

Out-of-School Literacy Activities of Affluent Early Adolescents: Selective Competencies and Hidden Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few studies have documented the literacy activities in an after-school setting of affluent early adolescents assigned to remedial reading. This may be because these students are not considered to be at risk of academic failure. The out-of-school literacy activities of 3 sixth-grade students were examined in this qualitative research. Multiple data…

Hester, Amy

2012-01-01

163

Early Intervention and Culture: Preparation for Literacy. The Interface between Theory and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of 20 papers addresses child development and early intervention issues related to literacy acquisition from a cross-cultural perspective. Titles of the papers are: (1) "Preparing Young Children for Literacy: Issues in Theory and Practice" (Lotty Eldering and Paul Leseman); (2) "Jomtien Revisited: A Plea for a Differentiated…

Eldering, Lotty, Ed.; Leseman, Paul, Ed.

164

Reading Dual Language Books: Improving Early Literacy Skills in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has determined that dual language books have a positive effect on literacy achievement, motivation, and family involvement in children’s schooling. In this study we used quantitative methods to complement the largely qualitative extant research. We analyzed the early literacy skills of 105 kindergarten children (45 comparison, 60…

Naqvi, Rahat; Thorne, Keoma J; Pfitscher, Christina M; Nordstokke, David W; McKeough, Anne

2013-01-01

165

The Contribution of Trade Books to Early Science Literacy: In and out of School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lifelong science literacy begins with attitudes and interests established early in childhood. The use of trade books (i.e., a literary work intended for sale to the general public) in North American school classrooms to support the development of science literacy invites an examination of the quality of science content disseminated to students. A…

Schroeder, Meadow; Mckeough, Anne; Graham, Susan; Stock, Hayli; Bisanz, Gay

2009-01-01

166

Virginia's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning: Guidelines for Literacy and Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research confirms that readiness skills for literacy and mathematics begin at birth and are developed in combination with life experiences. This guide provides early childhood educators a set of basic guidelines or Foundation Blocks in literacy and mathematics, with indicators of success for entering kindergarten based on scientifically-based…

Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.

167

Lift-Off for Early Literacy: Directed Reading Opportunities for Struggling Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As early as preschool, children who struggle with emergent literacy skills can benefit from effective response to intervention. Don't wait until later grades when they've already fallen behind--improve their literacy skills now with this evidence-based Tier 2 RTI curriculum, ready for any pre-K educator to pick up and use right away. Created by…

Iannone-Campbell, Charlene; Lattimore, Susan Lloyd

2011-01-01

168

Is a Response to Intervention (RTI) Approach to Preschool Language and Early Literacy Instruction Needed?  

PubMed Central

Preschool experience plays a role in children's development. However, for programs with language and early literacy goals, the question remains whether or not preschool instructional experiences are sufficiently effective to achieve these goals for all children. In a multisite study, we conducted a process-product description of preschool instruction and children's growth and outcomes in typical programs (i.e., Pre-Kindergarten, Title 1, Head Start, Tuition-Based) using a Response to Intervention (RTI) perspective. Results indicated that (a) students in their preschool year prior to kindergarten made small gains, but students starting the year in lower Tier 2 and 3 performance levels did not close initial skills gaps, (b) variations were noted by program types with varying socio-demographics and instructional processes, and (c) the quality of instruction (Tier 1) received by all was low with room for improvement. Implications for future research on the application of the RTI approach and potential benefits are discussed. PMID:24899769

Greenwood, Charles R.; Carta, Judith J.; Atwater, Jane; Goldstein, Howard; Kaminski, Ruth; McConnell, Scott

2014-01-01

169

A Course on Supporting Early Language and Literacy Development through Effective Teacher-Child Interactions: Effects on Teacher Beliefs, Knowledge and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education's (NCRECE) program of research is a series of experimental studies of specific approaches to training early childhood (EC) educators to be effective in implementation of curriculum and instructional interactions focused on promoting language and literacy skills, two domains that operate…

Hamre, Bridget K.; Pianta, Robert C.; Burchinal, Margaret; Downer, Jason T.

2010-01-01

170

Early Career Development Program  

E-print Network

Early Career Development Program Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council For more Association 9/14DS8669 Promo Code MBJ142ZZ The Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council Acknowledging accomplishments of young investigators in arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology

Bogyo, Matthew

171

Administering Adult Literacy Programs: The Role of Strategic Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an era of rising public criticism of education and decreasing resources, strategic planning can be a major tool for educational administrators who wish to respond to the increasing challenges their adult literacy programs face. Strategic planning can be defined as a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and…

Michael, Steve Olu

172

Climate Literacy and Cyberlearning: Emerging Platforms and Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the release of the Essential Principles of Climate Science Literacy: A Guide for Individuals and Communities in the Spring of 2009, an important step toward an shared educational and communication framework about climate science was achieved. Designed as a living document, reviewed and endorsed by the thirteen federal agencies in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (now U.S. Global

M. S. McCaffrey; S. B. Wise; S. M. Buhr

2009-01-01

173

What Matters Most in Distinguished Literacy Teacher Education Programs?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is a research collaborative conducted with multiple sites to examine the programmatic features within six literacy teacher education programs that have received the Certificate of Distinction of the International Reading Association (IRA). The objectives were to identify the features that were most highly ranked by internal and external…

Lacina, Jan; Block, Cathy Collins

2011-01-01

174

Effective Literacy Instruction: Building Successful Reading and Writing Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on middle school and high school literacy programs that effectively support student learning in an era of national and state standards and high-stakes testing. The book offers a programmatic vision, a set of principles, and real-life examples to guide educators who wish to inform their practice with research-based knowledge to…

Langer, Judith A.

175

Financial Literacy Program Prepares Youth for Living on Their Own  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At one time, the financial unit of a family and consumer sciences (FCS) curriculum was as simple as looking at budgets and doing checkbook exercises. Today, the FCS financial literacy program is a 6-week unit, designed to meet the Colorado Core Life Management Curriculum Standard II, Managing Your Finances, and the FCS Education National Standard…

Franklin, Iris E.

2004-01-01

176

How To Start a Volunteer Literacy Program in Your Community.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared by the office of the Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, this manual describes the components and basic start-up steps of successful volunteer literacy programs. The 17 short sections provide an overview of the following topics: (1) purpose and mission; (2) determining need in your community; (3) recruiting students; (4)…

Illinois State Office of the Secretary of State, Springfield.

177

Adolescent Literacy Programs: Costs of Implementation. Final Report from Carnegie Corporation of New York's Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many educators and researchers have proposed reforms for dealing with the ongoing adolescent literacy crisis. Progress in strengthening young people's literacy now depends on schools a) choosing appropriate programs and b) implementing them consistently and effectively. Yet the history of school reform is littered with reforms that were adopted…

Levin, Henry M.; Catlin, Doran; Elson, Alex

2010-01-01

178

Cradling Literacy: Building Teachers' Skills to Nurture Early Language and Literacy from Birth to Five. A ZERO TO THREE Training Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Cradling Literacy" provides field-tested instructional materials for instructors to help early childhood teachers develop knowledge and skills in nurturing early language and literacy in young children from birth to 5 years. The research and strategies presented in the instructional manual center on how child, parent, and teacher can work…

Im, Janice H.; Osborn, Carol A.; Sanchez, Sylvia Y.; Thorp, Eva K.

2007-01-01

179

Adult Basic Education and Health Literacy: Program Efforts and Perceived Student Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: This project examined health literacy efforts among adult basic education providers in Central Texas. Methods: A survey was conducted with all adult literacy providers in Central Texas (N = 58). Results: Most programs provide health-related information. Literacy programs see needs for helping students communicate with doctors, filling…

Mackert, Michael; Poag, Meg

2011-01-01

180

Stress on the Job: How Family Literacy Program Directors Perceive Occupational Stress  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little research has examined stress among family literacy administrators, although studies in other contexts reveal occupational stress can lead to illness, distress, and organizational problems. This article presents findings from a recent study of stress among family literacy program directors in Texas. Findings reveal family literacy program

Sandlin, Jennifer A.; Chen, Chia-Yin

2007-01-01

181

Early Literacy and Assessment for Learning (K-3) Series: Little Book Insert: Little Honu's Journey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This illustrated children's story accompanies "Exploring Comprehension through Retelling: A Teacher's Story", part of the Early Literacy and Assessment for Learning (K-3) Series (ED490189). It describes a baby turtle's adventures on his journey to the ocean.

Noto, Lee

2005-01-01

182

North American Adult Literacy Programs and Latin American Immigrants: How Critical Pedagogy Can Help Nonprofit Literacy Programming in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As nonprofit adult literacy programs are often the only options for low-income Latin American immigrants in North America, problems accompanying these programs affect the ability of immigrants to benefit from them. North American nonprofit adult literacy programs often struggle due to the difficulties inherent in using volunteer instructors (often…

Straubhaar, Rolf

2013-01-01

183

Developing Early Literacy Skills: A Meta-Analysis of Alphabet Learning and Instruction  

PubMed Central

Alphabet knowledge is a hallmark of early literacy and facilitating its development has become a primary objective of pre-school instruction and intervention. However, little agreement exists about how to promote the development of alphabet knowledge effectively. A meta-analysis of the effects of instruction on alphabet outcomes demonstrated that instructional impacts differed by type of alphabet outcome examined and content of instruction provided. School-based instruction yielded larger effects than home-based instruction; small-group instruction yielded larger effects than individual tutoring programs. We found minimal evidence of transfer of alphabet instruction to early phonological, reading, or spelling skills. Implications for research and practice are discussed. PMID:20671801

Piasta, Shayne B.; Wagner, Richard K.

2009-01-01

184

Reading and Early Literacy. Building Community Systems for Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Success in school and life are more dependent than ever before on literacy skills. Within the context of California's Proposition 10, the "Children and Families First Act," this report provides practical, and to the extent possible, evidence-based guidelines for considering strategies to promote children's development relevant to emergent literacy

Regalado, Michael; Goldenberg, Claude; Appel, Eloise

185

Predictors of early literacy skills in children with intellectual disabilities: a clinical perspective.  

PubMed

The present study investigated the linguistic and cognitive predictors of early literacy in 17 children with intellectual disabilities (ID) (mean age: 7; 6 years) compared to 24 children with normal language acquisition (NLA) (mean age: 6; 0 years), who were all in the so-called partial alphabetic phase of reading (Ehri, 2005). In each group, children's performances in early literacy skills (phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and word decoding) were assessed, as well as their achievement in linguistic and cognitive measures associated to these skills. The results showed that, notwithstanding the fact that there were no differences in word decoding, children with ID lagged behind on all predictor measures relevant to early literacy skills compared to children with NLA. Moreover, whereas children with NLA showed a regular predictive pathway of early literacy skills, children with ID showed a deviant pattern, in which nonverbal intelligence and rhythmic skills proved to be of major importance. Also letter knowledge appeared to be involved in their early literacy processing. It can be tentatively concluded that in the ID group, children's level of nonverbal intellectual abilities in combination with rhythmic ability proves pivotal in the development of their early literacy skills. PMID:24725479

van Tilborg, Arjan; Segers, Eliane; van Balkom, Hans; Verhoeven, Ludo

2014-07-01

186

Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Information Literacy and Their Perceptions of the School Library Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Graduating preservice teachers were surveyed regarding their knowledge of information literacy concepts, the pedagogy of information literacy, and the role of the teacher librarian and school library programs. The preservice teachers felt poorly prepared to teach information literacy to pupils, had a limited array of information skills, and held a narrow view of the role of the school library. In

Elizabeth A. LEE; Brenda Reed; Corinne Laverty

2012-01-01

187

Situating Information Literacy within the Curriculum: Using a Rubric to Shape a Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rubrics are a rapidly growing subfield of information literacy assessment, providing a powerful tool for understanding student learning. This paper explores the role that the creation and application of an information literacy rubric can play in program development. Because of the Information Literacy in Student Writing assessment project at…

Jastram, Iris; Leebaw, Danya; Tompkins, Heather

2014-01-01

188

Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Information Literacy and Their Perceptions of the School Library Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduating preservice teachers were surveyed regarding their knowledge of information literacy concepts, the pedagogy of information literacy, and the role of the teacher librarian and school library programs. The preservice teachers felt poorly prepared to teach information literacy to pupils, had a limited array of information skills, and held a…

Lee, Elizabeth A.; Reed, Brenda; Laverty, Corinne

2012-01-01

189

A Culturally Responsive Literacy Program for Hispanic Fathers and Their Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined a language and cultural literacy program for Hispanic fathers to promote their children's literacy development. This study had two phases: (a) training the teachers and (b) educating the fathers. The results indicated that the fathers learned how to promote their Hispanic children's literacy development using their family's…

Saracho, Olivia N.

2010-01-01

190

A multimedia adult literacy program: Combining NASA technology, instructional design theory, and authentic literacy concepts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

For a number of years, the Software Technology Branch of the Information Systems Directorate has been involved in the application of cutting edge hardware and software technologies to instructional tasks related to NASA projects. The branch has developed intelligent computer aided training shells, instructional applications of virtual reality and multimedia, and computer-based instructional packages that use fuzzy logic for both instructional and diagnostic decision making. One outcome of the work on space-related technology-supported instruction has been the creation of a significant pool of human talent in the branch with current expertise on the cutting edges of instructional technologies. When the human talent is combined with advanced technologies for graphics, sound, video, CD-ROM, and high speed computing, the result is a powerful research and development group that both contributes to the applied foundations of instructional technology and creates effective instructional packages that take advantage of a range of advanced technologies. Several branch projects are currently underway that combine NASA-developed expertise to significant instructional problems in public education. The branch, for example, has developed intelligent computer aided software to help high school students learn physics and staff are currently working on a project to produce educational software for young children with language deficits. This report deals with another project, the adult literacy tutor. Unfortunately, while there are a number of computer-based instructional packages available for adult literacy instruction, most of them are based on the same instructional models that failed these students when they were in school. The teacher-centered, discrete skill and drill-oriented, instructional strategies, even when they are supported by color computer graphics and animation, that form the foundation for most of the computer-based literacy packages currently on the market may not be the most effective or most desirable way to use computer technology in literacy programs. This project is developing a series of instructional packages that are based on a different instructional model - authentic instruction. The instructional development model used to create these packages is also different. Instead of using the traditional five stage linear, sequential model based on behavioral learning theory, the project uses the recursive, reflective design and development model (R2D2) that is based on cognitive learning theory, particularly the social constructivism of Vygotsky, and an epistemology based on critical theory. Using alternative instructional and instructional development theories, the result of the summer faculty fellowship is LiteraCity, a multimedia adult literacy instructional package that is a simulation of finding and applying for a job. The program, which is about 120 megabytes, is distributed on CD-ROM.

Willis, Jerry W.

1993-01-01

191

Preparing beginning reading teachers: An experimental comparison of initial early literacy field experiences  

PubMed Central

This randomized-control trial examined the learning of preservice teachers taking an initial Early Literacy course in an early childhood education program and of the kindergarten or first grade students they tutored in their field experience. Preservice teachers were randomly assigned to one of two tutoring programs: Book Buddies and Tutor Assisted Intensive Learning Strategies (TAILS), which provided identical meaning-focused instruction (shared book reading), but differed in the presentation of code-focused skills. TAILS used explicit, scripted lessons, and the Book Buddies required that code-focused instruction take place during shared book reading. Our research goal was to understand which tutoring program would be most effective in improving knowledge about reading, lead to broad and deep language and preparedness of the novice preservice teachers, and yield the most successful student reading outcomes. Findings indicate that all pre-service teachers demonstrated similar gains in knowledge, but preservice teachers in the TAILS program demonstrated broader and deeper application of knowledge and higher self-ratings of preparedness to teach reading. Students in both conditions made similar comprehension gains, but students tutored with TAILS showed significantly stronger decoding gains. PMID:24204096

Lake, Vickie E.; Greulich, Luana; Folsom, Jessica S.; Guidry, Lisa

2012-01-01

192

Preparing beginning reading teachers: An experimental comparison of initial early literacy field experiences.  

PubMed

This randomized-control trial examined the learning of preservice teachers taking an initial Early Literacy course in an early childhood education program and of the kindergarten or first grade students they tutored in their field experience. Preservice teachers were randomly assigned to one of two tutoring programs: Book Buddies and Tutor Assisted Intensive Learning Strategies (TAILS), which provided identical meaning-focused instruction (shared book reading), but differed in the presentation of code-focused skills. TAILS used explicit, scripted lessons, and the Book Buddies required that code-focused instruction take place during shared book reading. Our research goal was to understand which tutoring program would be most effective in improving knowledge about reading, lead to broad and deep language and preparedness of the novice preservice teachers, and yield the most successful student reading outcomes. Findings indicate that all pre-service teachers demonstrated similar gains in knowledge, but preservice teachers in the TAILS program demonstrated broader and deeper application of knowledge and higher self-ratings of preparedness to teach reading. Students in both conditions made similar comprehension gains, but students tutored with TAILS showed significantly stronger decoding gains. PMID:24204096

Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Lake, Vickie E; Greulich, Luana; Folsom, Jessica S; Guidry, Lisa

2012-01-01

193

Linguistically Diverse Children and Educators (Re)Forming Early Literacy Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current context of increased accountability and the proliferation of skills-based literacy mandates at the early childhood level pose particular tensions for multilingual children and educators. In this article, we draw on data from two ethnographic studies to examine how educators and children negotiate the constraints of early childhood…

Spencer, Tamara Glupczynski; Falchi, Lorraine; Ghiso, Maria Paula

2011-01-01

194

The Relationship between Early Literacy Assessment and First-Grade Reading Achievement for Native American Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), the Reading Recovery Observation Survey (RROS) early reading sub-tests, and the reading achievement of Native American first-graders as measured by the Stanford 10. A causal-comparative correlation research design…

Coats-Kitsopoulos, Gloria Jean

2011-01-01

195

Teach Early Childhood in China! The Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL (CELT) at the  

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Teach Early Childhood in China! The Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL (CELT! Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Fullerton (e.fullerton@unf.edu) -Early Childhood Ed.(904) 620-4359 Dr. Shari Little (slittle@unf.edu) - TESOL (904) 620-1794 Dr. Ronghua Ouyang (ronghua.ouyang@unf.edu) ­ Chair of Childhood

Asaithambi, Asai

196

An Evaluation of Early Reading First (ERF) Preschool Enrichment on Language and Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early Reading First (ERF) was created to address problems related to language and development among economically disadvantaged and language-minority preschool children through quality classroom processes, professional development, and instruction. More than any previous initiative, ERF specifies what early literacy instruction should look like in…

Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Goetz, Ernest T.; Hall, Robert J.; Payne, Tara; Taylor, Aaron B.; Kim, Minjung; McCormick, Anita S.

2011-01-01

197

Toward a More Literate Workforce: The Emergence of Workplace Literacy Programs in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents eight examples of approaches used by local providers, employers, and unions in Illinois to make basic skills programs available to workers. The programs profiled are the following: Rockford Area Literacy Council--Project READ '86-'89; Highland Community College--Literacy Outreach Program for Northwest Illinois; Waukegan Public…

Grimes, Jan; Renner, Robert

198

Literacy Course Priorities and Signature Aspects of Nine Elementary Initial Licensure Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to describe the first part of a three-phase study to learn what makes an effective elementary literacy initial licensure program. The first step was to identify how nine programs prioritized research-based literacy practices and to identify each program's unique features, which we called "signature aspects." Findings…

Lenski, Susan; Ganske, Kathy; Chambers, Sandy; Wold, Linda; Dobler, Elizabeth; Grisham, Dana L.; Scales, Roya; Smetana, Linda; Wolsey, Thomas Devere; Yoder, Karen K.; Young, Janet

2013-01-01

199

Development and pilot testing of a disease management program for low literacy patients with heart failure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Development and pilot testing of a disease management program for low literacy patients with heart failure. Background: Randomized trials have shown that disease management programs can reduce hospitalizations and improve symptoms for patients with congestive heart failure. We sought to create and pilot test such a program for patients with low literacy skills. Methods: We used focus groups and individual

Darren A. DeWalt; Michael Pignone; Robb Malone; Cathy Rawls; Margaret C. Kosnar; Geeta George; Betsy Bryant; Russell L. Rothman; Bonnie Angel

2004-01-01

200

The Literacy Line! A Handbook for Creating and Implementing a Work Site Job Specific Literacy Program [and] Some People Work in the Vineyard [Curriculum].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials include a handbook for development of worksite, job-specific literacy programs and a sample curriculum for vineyard workers in California. The handbook describes the Literacy Line! project, a mobile unit to carry English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and job-specific literacy instruction to employees at wineries and vineyards in the…

Napa Valley Unified School District, Napa, CA.

201

Play and Literacy in Early Childhood: Research from Multiple Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that an examination of play from diverse perspectives deepens understanding and opens up new avenues for research and educational practice, this book brings together studies, research syntheses, and critical commentaries that examine play-literacy relationships from cognitive, ecological, and cultural perspectives. Each set of chapters is…

Roskos, Kathleen A., Ed.; Christie, James F., Ed.

202

Developing Literacy Skills in the Early Years: A Practical Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on literacy development during the all-important Foundation Stage years. It is aimed at anyone who works with the three-plus age group -- nursery nurses, nursery teachers, Reception class teachers, nursery and Reception assistants and students practising in day nurseries, nursery schools or Reception classes. The book sets out…

White, Hilary

2005-01-01

203

Information Literacy: The Missing Link in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rapid growth of information over the last 30 or 40 years has made it impossible for educators to prepare students for the future without teaching them how to be effective information managers. The American Library Association refers to those students who manage information effectively as "information literate." Information literacy instruction…

Heider, Kelly L.

2009-01-01

204

Cognitive and Environmental Predictors of Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Not all young children benefit from book exposure in preschool age. It is claimed that the ability to hold information in mind ("short-term memory"), to ignore distraction ("inhibition"), and to focus attention and stay focused ("sustained attention") may have a moderating effect on children's reactions to the home literacy environment. In a group…

Davidse, Neeltje J.; de Jong , Maria T.; Bus, Adriana G.; Huijbregts, Stephan C. J.; Swaab, Hanna

2011-01-01

205

Integrating Literacy and Workplace Skills for Worker Advancement. Worker Education Program Final Report, May 1, 1992 - March 31, 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Final evaluation of the Workplace Education Program, funded by the National Workplace Literacy Program to provide workplace literacy education programs to 425 members of Chicago (Illinois) area clothing and textile workers union members, is presented. The program's goal was to enhance workers' basic literacy skills for present job stabilization…

Boyter-Escalona, Margaret

206

A Human-Computer Partnership: The Tutor/Child/Computer Triangle Promoting the Acquisition of Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study involved the analysis of the complex interactions that take place between tutors and preschool children using a computer during early literacy tutoring sessions. Eight five-year-old pre- and early-readers attending a childcare centre participated in daily 20-minute tutoring sessions for two weeks. The literacy software (a beta version)…

Schmid, Richard F.; Miodrag, Nancy; Di Francesco, Nathalie

2008-01-01

207

Portland State University Graduate School of Education Research unit Technology for Early Childhood Braille Literacy (TEC-BL)  

E-print Network

Portland State University Graduate School of Education Research unit Technology for Early Childhood Braille Literacy (TEC-BL) US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative will investigate the efficacy of the new electronic note takers and Braille displays in early literacy instruction

208

Testing and Accountability in Adult Literacy Education: Focus on Workplace Literacy Resources for Program Design, Assessment, Testing, & Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides information on design and evaluation of workplace literacy programs (WLPs) to improve work force readiness and an overview of concepts about the nature, uses, and abuses of standardized tests in program evaluation and accountability. Chapter 1 takes a sociohistorical and sociopolitical perspective in discussing the knowledge…

Sticht, Thomas G.

209

A State Family Literacy Update: Selected Program Activities. Program Year 1994-1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compiled from information contained in the Program Year 1994-95 Annual Narrative Performance Reports submitted by states to the U.S. Department of Education, this update shares selected information on recent developments in family literacy programs. Section 1 provides information on new or existing collaborations in these states: Colorado,…

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Adult Learning and Literacy Clearinghouse.

210

Identifying Local Resources for Your Literacy Program: A Guide for National Service Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for locating local resources to support a literacy program is designed to help program directors or organizers identify partners and stakeholders in their community--those that may not have been thought of as a resource. In the context of this guide, resources refers to any organization, initiative, or individual who supports…

Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.

211

PARADISU: Program Evaluation of the Micronesian Language Institute's Guam Family English Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1992, the Micronesian Language Institute established the PARADISU program, whose purpose was to strengthen and develop the English literacy and school participation skills of, and the school survival and success of children from, Chamorro, Chuukese, and Palauan families living on Guam through direct instruction and other activities. The program

Schmitz, Stephen

212

Cognitive and environmental predictors of early literacy skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

Not all young children benefit from book exposure in preschool age. It is claimed that the ability to hold information in\\u000a mind (short-term memory), to ignore distraction (inhibition), and to focus attention and stay focused (sustained attention) may have a moderating effect on children’s reactions to the home literacy environment. In a group of 228 junior kindergarten\\u000a children with a

Neeltje J. Davidse; Maria T. de Jong; Adriana G. Bus; Stephan C. J. Huijbregts; Hanna Swaab

2011-01-01

213

Examining the Impacts of Early Reading Intervention on the Growth Rates in Basic Literacy Skills of At-Risk Urban Kindergarteners  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effects of the Scott Foresman Early Reading Intervention (ERI) on growth rates in the early literacy skills of urban at-risk kindergarten students. Students participated in one of three groups: treatment-intensive\\/ strategic, treatment-benchmark, and nontreatment-benchmark. Treatment group students received a 30-minute ERI program from classroom teachers 3 days a week for 5 to 14 weeks. Using multivariate

Ya-yu Lo; Chuang Wang; Sherry Haskell

2008-01-01

214

Poverty Alleviation and Integrated Service Delivery: Literacy, Early Child Development and Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper argues that many internationally financed literacy programs do not sufficiently take into consideration important daily life issues of the learners, including nutritional deficiencies that may hinder learning, or of children-parent-society interactions that may improve learning. As a result, many programs have become synonymous with…

Nordtveit, Bjorn Harald

2008-01-01

215

The Story of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. A Model Workplace Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sheraton's Unified Commitment Concerning Employee's Self-Success (SUCCESS) Program is a workplace literacy partnership between ITT Sheraton Hotels in Hawaii and the University of Hawaii-Manoa, College of Education. The program provides workplace literacy skills training to employees of the four participating Sheraton Hotels in Hawaii. The SUCCESS…

Li, Anita K. S.; Marn, Stephanie

216

Literacy: Exploring Strategies To Enhance Learning in After-School Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that many after-school programs are exploring ways to help children develop strong literacy skills, this paper is designed to help program providers think about ways to support literacy development, clarify the types of services various staff are qualified to provide, and offer ideas about strategies to best meet the needs of children and…

Hynes, Kathryn; O'Connor, Susan; Chung, An-Me

217

Wider Opportunities: Combining Literacy and Employment Training for Women. A Program Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual outlines a program model that combines employment training with literacy building for low-income single mothers. Chapter I introduces these programs. Chapter II discusses barriers that a low-income single mother faces. Chapter III offers directions for thinking about the feasibility of moving into literacy services by conducting a…

Beck, Judy A.

218

Determining the Characteristics of Successful Women in an Adult Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study identified the characteristics of women in an adult literacy program who had been successful in their return to studies. It was designed to learn more about the needs of women learners and what literacy programs can do to help women be successful in their return to studies. The literature review focused on these topics: women's knowledge,…

Nixon-Ponder, Sarah

219

Hospital Job Skills Enhancement Program: A Workplace Literacy Project. Curriculum Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes a workplace literacy program designed to improve the literacy skills of entry-level workers in the housekeeping, food service, and laundry departments of Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. An introduction describes the goals of the program and the employees served (low-literate adults who relied on word of mouth for most…

Chase, Nancy D.

220

Parents' Perceptions of Partners in Print, a Family Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Partners in Print, a family literacy program, was brought to the urban elementary school in this study to educate and empower kindergarten and first grade parents to promote literacy development at home. This research aimed to explore the impact of participation in this program after consistent participation by utilizing a one-group pre-test,…

Godbey, Rebecca Jane

2012-01-01

221

Building a Sustainable Life Science Information Literacy Program Using the Train-the-Trainer Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The train-the-trainer model has great potential for expanding information literacy programs without placing undue burden on already overextended librarians; it is surprisingly underused in academic libraries. At the University of Kentucky, we employed this model to create a new information literacy program in an introductory biology lab. We…

Hartman, Patricia; Newhouse, Renae; Perry, Valerie

2014-01-01

222

Computer Literacy of Turkish Preservice Teachers in Different Teacher Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on an investigation into the sophomore and senior preservice teachers' computer literacy in different teacher training programs and to determine relationship between grades and the teacher training programs in terms of their computer literacy. The study used case study research methodology, and the sample consisted of 276…

Ozsevgec, Tuncay

2011-01-01

223

Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Special Education Literacy At Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College we are dedicated to preparing the next  

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Special Education Literacy Job #10834 At Arizona of research and scholarship in Early Childhood Special Education literacy, and will have opportunities in early childhood special education literacy education at the local, national, and international levels

Shumway, John

224

Literacy and Health Disparities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter explores the relationship between literacy and health disparities, focusing on the concept of health literacy. Recommendations are provided for ways to bridge the health literacy gap for learners in adult basic education and family literacy programs.

Prins, Esther; Mooney, Angela

2014-01-01

225

Social validity: Perceptions of check and connect with early literacy support  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article underscores the potential advantages of qualitative methods to illustrate the depth and complexity of social validity. This investigation evaluates the social validity of Check and Connect with Early Literacy Support (CCEL), through the perspectives of teachers and caregivers whose children participated in the intervention. Teachers from six classrooms and caregivers from six families participated in evaluating the social

Aimee Miltich Lyst; Stacey Gabriel; Tam E. O'Shaughnessy; Joel Meyers; Barbara Meyers

2005-01-01

226

Social Validity: Perceptions of Check and Connect with Early Literacy Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article underscores the potential advantages of qualitative methods to illustrate the depth and complexity of social validity. This investigation evaluates the social validity of Check and Connect with Early Literacy Support (CCEL), through the perspectives of teachers and caregivers whose children participated in the intervention. Teachers…

Miltich Lyst, Aimee; Gabriel, Stacey; O'Shaughnessy, Tam E.; Meyers, Joel; Meyers, Barbara

2005-01-01

227

Parents and Preschool Children Interacting with Storybooks: Children's Early Literacy Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research reports on one area of a larger study in Western Canada examining the literacy activities of families from culturally diverse backgrounds. The research focused on parents' interactions with preschool children in storybook sharing and children's emergent reading development as measured by the "Test of Early Reading Ability-2…

Lynch, Jacqueline; Anderson, Jim; Anderson, Ann; Shapiro, Jon

2008-01-01

228

Teaching and Learning in Preschool: Using Individually Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students will benefit from this unique preschool framework that integrates individually appropriate practices, literacy activities, play, and explicit instruction into content area lessons. Included are chapters on Oral language development; Phonological awareness; Early reading and writing; Print concepts; Instruction in content areas; and…

Venn, Elizabeth Claire; Jahn, Monica Dacy

2004-01-01

229

A Collaborative Project on Language and Literacy Learning: Promoting Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four teachers from diverse early childhood environments formed a teacher research group to learn more about children's language and literacy development. This article discusses the formation of the group, the value of teacher research for understanding children's language, and the lessons learned by the participating teachers that enhanced their…

Espiritu, Evangeline; Meier, Daniel R.; Villazana-Price, Norma; Wong, Manuel Kichi

2002-01-01

230

What's inside the box? Children's Early Encounters with Literacy in South African Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on children's early literacy learning has predominantly focused on a 'child attribute improvement methodology' (Bloome & Katz, 2003) in which the child is conceptualised as having a series of attributes which are potentially affected by particular sets of treatments or events. These 'input-output' studies, also described as 'black box'…

Prinsloo, Mastin; Stein, Pippa

2004-01-01

231

‘From bricks to clicks’: Hybrid commercial spaces in the landscape of early literacy and learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

In their quest for resources to support children’s early literacy learning and development, parents encounter and traverse different spaces in which discourses and artifacts are produced and circulated. This paper uses conceptual tools from the field of geosemiotics to examine some commercial spaces designed for parents and children that foreground preschool learning and development. Drawing on data generated in a

Helen Nixon

2011-01-01

232

"From Bricks to Clicks": Hybrid Commercial Spaces in the Landscape of Early Literacy and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In their quest for resources to support children's early literacy learning and development, parents encounter and traverse different spaces in which discourses and artifacts are produced and circulated. This paper uses conceptual tools from the field of geosemiotics to examine some commercial spaces designed for parents and children that…

Nixon, Helen

2011-01-01

233

Starting Small: Building Preschool Teacher Knowledge that Supports Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing body of research is emerging that investigates the teacher knowledge base essential for supporting reading and writing development at the elementary school level. However, even though increasing recognition is given to the pivotal role that preschool teachers play in cultivating children's early literacy development, considerably fewer…

Cunningham, Anne E.; Zibulsky, Jamie; Callahan, Mia D.

2009-01-01

234

A Research-to-Practice View of an Early Literacy PD Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research-to-practice article is to describe the literacy and oral language professional development (PD) model that took place in a 3-year Early Reading First project in 9 Head Start and community-based school classrooms. Through our data-driven PD model, we provided 55 hr of training workshops for all classroom teaching staff…

Abbott, Mary

2011-01-01

235

Diversity among Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners: Profiles of Early Literacy Skills in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored heterogeneity in literacy development among 2,300 Hispanic children receiving English as a Second Language (ESL) services at the start of kindergarten. Two research questions guided this work: (1) Do Spanish-speaking English language learners receiving ESL services in the fall of kindergarten demonstrate homogeneous early

Ford, Karen L.; Cabell, Sonia Q.; Konold, Timothy R.; Invernizzi, Marcia; Gartland, Lauren B.

2013-01-01

236

Let's Read Together: Tools for Early Literacy Development for All Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early literacy development is the gateway to reading and future academic success. Learning about sound-letter correspondence and basic decoding strategies are but two fundamental skills that have been found to support this later success. In addition, an emphasis on environmental print (e.g., McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Shell) and functional print (e.g.,…

Bruns, Deborah A.; Pierce, Corey D.

2007-01-01

237

Investigating Analytic Tools for e-Book Design in Early Literacy Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Toward the goal of better e-book design to support early literacy learning, this study investigates analytic tools for examining design qualities of e-books for young children. Three research-based analytic tools related to e-book design were applied to a mixed genre collection of 50 e-books from popular online sites. Tool performance varied…

Roskos, Kathleen; Brueck, Jeremy; Widman, Sarah

2009-01-01

238

Improving Early-Grade Literacy in East Africa: Experimental Evidence from Kenya and Uganda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Primary school enrollments have increased rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, spurring concerns about low levels of learning. We analyze field experiments in Kenya and Uganda that assessed whether the Reading to Learn intervention, implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in both countries, improved early-grade literacy as measured by common assessments.…

Lucas, Adrienne M.; McEwan, Patrick J.; Ngware, Moses; Oketch, Moses

2014-01-01

239

Validity, Reliability, and Utility of the Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated the validity, reliability, and utility of five of the six subtests of Clay's (2002) Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement (OS), including Letter Identification, Word Reading, Writing Vocabulary, Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words, and Text Reading. In addition to a review of studies providing assessment of the…

Denton, Carolyn A.; Ciancio, Dennis J.; Fletcher, Jack M.

2006-01-01

240

The Effect of Dialogic Reading on Early Literacy Outcomes for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The incorporation of dialogic reading techniques in adult-child book reading has been effective in improving early literacy skills in children with language delays and those from at-risk populations. There is, however, limited research that examines the potential utility of dialogic reading strategies for children with disabilities such as Autism…

Pamparo, Veronica

2012-01-01

241

An Evaluation of Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL) in Six Disadvantaged Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation of Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL) was undertaken in New South Wales, Australia, using a sample of 366 disadvantaged kindergarten students. Participants outperformed controls on pseudo-word decoding and reading connected text at the end of kindergarten, and on invented spelling and reading measures midway through first…

Center, Yola; Freeman, Louella; Robertson, Gregory

1998-01-01

242

Promoting Early Literacy for Diverse Learners Using Audio and Video Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Practical applications of multimedia technologies that support early literacy are described and evaluated, including several variations of recorded books and stories, utilizing mainstream audio and video recording appropriate for libraries and schools. Special emphasis is given to the needs of children with disabilities and children who are…

Skouge, James R.; Rao, Kavita; Boisvert, Precille C.

2007-01-01

243

Integrating Classwide Early Literacy Intervention and Behavioral Supports: A Pilot Investigation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kindergarten Peer Assisted Learning Strategies and directly teaching and reinforcing behavioral expectations are empirically supported interventions for building early literacy skills and increasing on-task behavior, respectively. Previous research has not investigated the application of both academic and behavior interventions simultaneously to…

Volpe, Robert J.; Young, Gregory I.; Piana, Maureen G.; Zaslofsky, Anne F.

2012-01-01

244

The Power of Family Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the early findings from the analysis of a family literacy demonstration project under the direction of the National Center for Family Literacy. The data in this report are based upon the experiences of over 300 families who participated in the Toyota Families for Learning Program during the 1992-1993 school year. The first…

National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.

245

Desert Survivors: The Design and Implementation of a Television Program to Enhance Local Scientific Literacy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Description of a program to enhance science literacy in elementary school children that allows experts to reach a tremendous audience while minimizing their time commitment. The foundation of the program is a television series entitled "Desert Survivors."

Jenifer C. Utz (University of Nevada School of Life Sciences)

2007-03-01

246

Starting small: Building preschool teacher knowledge that supports early literacy development  

Microsoft Academic Search

A growing body of research is emerging that investigates the teacher knowledge base essential for supporting reading and writing\\u000a development at the elementary school level. However, even though increasing recognition is given to the pivotal role that\\u000a preschool teachers play in cultivating children’s early literacy development, considerably fewer studies have examined the\\u000a knowledge base of these early childhood educators. This

Anne E. Cunningham; Jamie Zibulsky; Mia D. Callahan

2009-01-01

247

The aurora, Mars, and more! Increasing science content in elementary grades through art and literacy programs in earth and space science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although reading, writing, and math examinations are often conducted early in elementary school, science is not typically tested until 4th or 5th grade. The result is a refocus on the tested topics at the expense of the untested ones, despite that standards exist for each topic at all grades. On a national level, science instruction is relegated to a matter of a few hours per week. A 2007 Education Policy study states that elementary school students spend an average of 178 minutes a week on science while spending 500 minutes on literacy. A recent NSTA report in July of elementary and middle school teachers confirms that teachers feel pressured to teach math and literacy at the expense of other programs. One unintended result is that teachers in grades where science is tested must play catch-up with students for them to be successful on the assessment. A unique way to combat the lack of science instruction at elementary grades is to combine literacy, social studies, and math into an integrated science program, thereby increasing the number of science contact hours. The Dancing Lights program, developed at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, is a science, art, and literacy program about the aurora designed to easily fit into a typical 3rd-5th grade instructional day. It mirrors other successful literacy programs and will provide a basis for the literacy program being developed for the upcoming MAVEN mission to Mars. We will present early findings, as well as "lessons learned" during our development and implementation of the Dancing Lights program and will highlight our goals for the MAVEN mission literacy program.

Renfrow, S.; Wood, E. L.

2011-12-01

248

The Development of Building Wellness™, a Youth Health Literacy Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health literacy research has concentrated on adults; there has been inadequate research on youth health literacy and the effect it may have on health outcomes. Low-income, minority populations have low levels of health literacy and are at higher risk of illness and disease. Building Wellness™ is a youth health literacy curriculum targeting low-income youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade

Catherine Diamond; Sandy Saintonge; Phyllis August; Adeline Azrack

2011-01-01

249

Contemporary Perspectives in Literacy in Early Childhood Education. Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book identifies and analyzes research studies related to the critical skills, environments, and adult interactions that contribute to young children's literacy development. Following introductory remarks on the reformation that has emerged in the language and literacy education of young children, the chapters are: (1) "Teachers' Roles in…

Saracho, Olivia N., Ed.; Spodek, Bernard, Ed.

250

NASA Early Career Fellowship Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Early Career Fellowship program was established in 2005 to facilitate the integration of outstanding early career planetary science researchers into established research funding programs by providing tools and experience useful to maintain a successful research program. Executing a successful research program requires a few key elements such as: successful proposal writing; adequate (paid) research time; management of a laboratory; collaboration and networking; frequent and high-quality publications; and adequate start-up equipment funds. These elements may be particularly critical for early career researchers searching for a tenure- track or equivalent position. The Early Career Fellowship program recognizes the importance of these skills and provides extra funding and resources to begin a successful research program. For consideration into The Early Career Fellowship program, the candidate needs to be the P. I. or Science P.I. of a funded research proposal from one of the participating R&A program areas, be within 7 years of earning a PhD, hold a non-tenure track position, and indicate the early career candidacy when submitting the research proposal. If the research proposal is funded and the discipline scientist nominates the candidate as an early career fellow, the candidate is then considered a Fellow and eligible to propose for Step 2. Upon obtaining a tenure-track equivalent position the Fellow submits a Step 2 proposal for up to one hundred thousand dollars in start-up funds. Start-up funds may be used for salary; undergraduate and/or graduate research assistants; supplies and instrument upgrades; travel to conferences, meetings, and advisory groups; time and travel for learning new skills; publication page charges; books and journal subscriptions; computer time and/or specialized software; and other justified research-specific needs. The early career fellowship program provides resources that a more established scientist would have acquired allowing the Fellow to be a better job applicant. NASA opportunities from the undergraduate to postdoctoral level are also discussed.

Smith, H. D.

2012-12-01

251

Evaluation Report for the Massachusetts Workplace Literacy Consortium. National Workplace Literacy Program Wave 6, Year 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Massachusetts Workplace Literacy Consortium sought to upgrade work-related literacy skills at 22 partner sites in the state. Members included manufacturers, health care organizations, educational institutions, and labor unions. In its third year, the consortium served 1,179 workers with classes in English for speakers of other languages, adult…

Sperazi, Laura; DePascale, Charles A.

252

Functional Adult Literacy and Empowerment of Women: Impact of a Functional Literacy Program in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study addresses the impact of functional adult literacy on the empowerment of women in the absence of formal schooling. It examines whether the effects of functional literacy are exclusively content specific or whether there are gains going beyond the obvious benefits and extending to other spheres of everyday functioning, such as…

Kagitcibasi, Cigdem; Goksen, Fatos; Gulgoz, Sami

2005-01-01

253

The Contribution of Trade Books to Early Science Literacy: In and Out of School  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lifelong science literacy begins with attitudes and interests established early in childhood. The use of trade books (i.e., a literary work intended for sale to the general public) in North American school classrooms to support the development of science literacy invites an examination of the quality of science content disseminated to students. A total of 116 trade books were examined to: (a) determine the degree to which science trade books complement expected science knowledge outcomes outlined in school curricula, and (b) compare trade book content to the goals of scientific literacy. Analysis across four science topics, Dinosaurs, Space, Inheritance, and Growth and Life Properties, revealed that this body of children’s literature is inconsistent in its coverage of curricular goals and elements of scientific literacy. Because trade books represent children’s first exposure to science, these shortcomings should be addressed if these books are to be maximally effective in promoting science literacy. Implications for using trade books in the classroom are discussed.

Schroeder, Meadow; McKeough, Anne; Graham, Susan; Stock, Hayli; Bisanz, Gay

2009-03-01

254

Using Classroom-Based Assessment on a Large Scale: Supporting and Reporting on Student Learning with the Early Literacy Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the development work and research findings of an initiative to create a statewide literacy assessment in New York to inform teaching and learning and report on group performance trends. The Early Literacy Profile (ELP) is a classroom-based, standards-referenced performance assessment for students in the primary grades…

Falk, Beverly; Ort, Suzanna Wichterle; Moirs, Katie

255

Prolepsis, Syncretism, and Synergy in Early Language and Literacy Practices: A Case Study of Family Language Policy in Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports a case study of two Chinese-English bilingual families in Singapore and illustrates the importance of incorporating two hitherto disconnected fields of research--family language policy and family literacy practices--to an understanding of early language and literacy acquisition in the familial milieu. Specifically, this work…

Ren, Li; Hu, Guangwei

2013-01-01

256

The End of Literacy: The Growth and Measurement of British Public Education Since the Early 19th Century  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper explores the significance of counting communication skills in one of the earliest societies to achieve mass literacy. The Millennium Development Goals in education reflect structures of practice and thinking rooted in the 19th century. The notion of a goal itself, the measurable output of official endeavour, belongs to the founding of the modern state. Literacy as an early

David Vincent

2009-01-01

257

Professional Learning across Contexts for LESLLA Teachers: The Unlikely Meeting of Adult Educators in Kindergarten to Explore Early Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this case study of adult English as a Second Language (ESL) educators, the researcher facilitated a six-week professional development activity around the topic of early literacy instruction. The four participants in the study circle were all LESLLA (low-educated second language and literacy acquisition) teachers whose students are adult…

Vinogradov, Patricia Egan

2013-01-01

258

Bridging the Gap: A Longitudinal Study of the Relationship between Pedagogical Continuity and Early Chinese Literacy Acquisition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This longitudinal study examined the relationship between pedagogical continuity in literacy education and early literacy development by comparing Chinese children in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Stratified random sampling was used to select 24 preschool and Primary 1 classes in four communities catering to middle-class families in each city. The 24…

Li, Hui; Rao, Nirmala; Tse, Shek Kam

2011-01-01

259

An Investigation of Parents' and Children's Beliefs of Early Literacy Acquisition from a Cross-Cultural Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It has been reported that the cultural-historical experiences of ethnic group members can play a role in the literacy beliefs of those members. Socioeconomic conditions can also influence the belief system of the groups' constituents. This study investigated parents' and children's beliefs pertaining to early literacy acquisition as related to the…

Duren, Althea

2006-01-01

260

GRADUATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM EARLY ADMISSIONS PROCESS  

E-print Network

education program and be licensed in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. While the minor1 GRADUATE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM EARLY ADMISSIONS PROCESS For Elementary Education Minor ORELA (Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level applicants) Applicants successful in the Early

261

The Montana Early Literacy Project--Building Language and Literacy Skills during the Early Childhood Years: Preparing Children with Disabilities for Success in Early Elementary School. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes the objectives, activities and outcomes of a federally funded project designed to develop a model for fostering emerging literacy and language skills in young children with disabilities. The model promotes the belief that literacy is one of the primary avenues by which an individual gains access to full community…

van den Pol, Rick

262

Educational and Mothering Discourses and Learner Goals: Mexican Immigrant Women Enacting Agency in a Family Literacy Program. Research Brief #8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Family literacy programs promote certain ideas about literacy and parenting. This study examined how Mexican immigrant women in a family literacy program used mainstream ideas, or discourses, of mothering and parent involvement in education to pursue their own personal and academic goals. The findings revealed that women were at times faced with…

Toso, Blaire Willson

2012-01-01

263

Teaching Health Literacy Using Popular Television Programming: A Qualitative Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Teaching of health and medical concepts in the K-12 curriculum may help improve health literacy. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine acceptability and preliminary efficacy of pilot implementation of a health literacy curriculum using brief clips from a popular television program. Methods: Participants included 55…

Primack, Brian A.; Wickett, Dustin J.; Kraemer, Kevin L.; Zickmund, Susan

2010-01-01

264

Linking Theory and Practice. Inservice Program for Adult Literacy and Basic Education Personnel, Module 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module is the fourth of five integrated professional development modules for adult literacy and basic education (ALBE) personnel. This module is in the form of a 6-hour workshop, the purposes of which are to develop further the practitioners' knowledge of the theoretical basis of teaching literacy in ALBE programs, to provide a supportive…

National Staff Development Committee for Vocational Education and Training, Chadstone (Australia).

265

Portraits of Excellence. The Secretary's Awards for Outstanding Adult Education and Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet describes 10 outstanding adult education and literacy programs, one for each of the country's 10 geographic regions, that won awards from the U.S. Secretary of Education in 1992. The winners embody the best elements of how the adult learning system will move the nation to meet the National Education Goal for Adult Literacy and…

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.

266

The Skills Enhancement Literacy Project of Hawaii. Final Program Model. Final Performance Report. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Skills Enhancement Literacy Project of Hawaii (SELPH) was a demonstration workplace literacy partnership between the College of Education, University of Hawaii-Manoa and the ITT Sheraton Hotels. Four Sheraton Hotels in Waikiki participated in the project. The program was planned, staff and volunteers were recruited, and marketing strategies…

Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Coll. of Education.

267

Recruiting and Retaining Learners in Workplace Literacy Programs in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful workplace literacy and numeracy programs are dependent on effective strategies to recruit and then retain course participants. This article reports on the recruitment strategies used in a large workplace literacy and numeracy project involving 535 workers in 18 courses. It provides an analysis of the strategies used, their rates of…

Benseman, John

2013-01-01

268

The Northeast Texas Adult Education Rural Workplace Literacy Program. Annual Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Northeast Texas Adult Education Rural Education Workplace Literacy Program, which is a partnership between Northeast Texas Community College and area businesses, offers workplace literacy instruction designed around job-specific basic skills. Training is offered in the following: applied workplace technology; applied math skills; measurements…

Barker, Sue; Burns, Kathryn; Bowers, Jana; Pruitt, Jeanni; Pate, Sally

269

Voluntary Incentive Early Retirement Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arrangements in educational institutions for voluntary early retirement programs are discussed. Retirement at any age can be a profound and stressful lifetime change; and it can also represent a welcome transition into newly satisfying and rewarding opportunities. The focus is on: mandatory retirement (exceptions and the new meaning of "early");…

Research Dialogues, 1988

1988-01-01

270

Reduction of Shape and Weight Concern in Young Adolescents: A 30-Month Controlled Evaluation of a Media Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effectiveness of a media literacy program in preventing eating disorders among adolescents is studied. Media literacy can be effective in helping reduce shape and weight concern and other eating disorder risk factors in adolescents over the long term.

Wilksch, Simon M.; Wade, Tracey D.

2009-01-01

271

Oral language supports early literacy: a pilot cluster randomized trial in disadvantaged schools.  

PubMed

This study examined the impact of teacher professional development aimed at improving the capacity of primary teachers in disadvantaged schools to strengthen children's expressive and receptive oral language skills and early literacy success in the first 2 years of school. Fourteen low-SES schools in Victoria, Australia were randomly allocated to a research (n = 8) or control arm (n = 6), resulting in an initial sample of 1254 students, (n = 602 in research arm and n = 652 in control arm). The intervention comprised 6 days of teacher and principal professional development (delivered by language and literacy experts), school-based continuing contact with the research team and completion by one staff member of each research school of a postgraduate unit on early language and literacy. Schools in the control arm received standard teaching according to state auspiced curriculum guidelines. Full data were available on 979 students at follow-up (time 2). Students in the research arm performed significantly better on Test of Language Development: Primary (Fourth Edition) sub-tests (p ? .002) and the Reading Progress Test (F = 10.4(1); p = .001) than students in the control arm at time 2. Narrative scores were not significantly different at time 2, although students in research schools showed greater gains. Findings provide "proof of concept" for this approach, and are discussed with respect to implications for teacher professional development and pre-service education concerning the psycholinguistic competencies that underpin the transition to literacy. PMID:24160184

Snow, Pamela C; Eadie, Patricia A; Connell, Judy; Dalheim, Brenda; McCusker, Hugh J; Munro, John K

2014-10-01

272

Using "Clicker 5" to Enhance Emergent Literacy in Young Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Best practices in emergent literacy instruction for young children acknowledge and facilitate the smooth progression between children's early engagement with print materials and subsequent fuller literacy mastery. In so doing, model programs target five key emergent literacy skills. The rapid rise in the breadth and depth of educational…

Parette, Howard P.; Hourcade, Jack J.; Dinelli, Jenny M.; Boeckmann, Nichole M.

2009-01-01

273

12 CFR 1075.107 - Allocating funds to consumer education and financial literacy programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

12 Banks and Banking 9 2014-01-01 2014-01-01...funds to consumer education and financial literacy programs. 1075.107 Section 1075.107 Banks and Banking BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION CONSUMER...

2014-01-01

274

Early Language Learning and Literacy: Neuroscience Implications for Education  

PubMed Central

The last decade has produced an explosion in neuroscience research examining young children’s early processing of language that has implications for education. Noninvasive, safe functional brain measurements have now been proven feasible for use with children starting at birth. In the arena of language, the neural signatures of learning can be documented at a remarkably early point in development, and these early measures predict performance in children’s language and pre-reading abilities in the second, third, and fifth year of life, a finding with theoretical and educational import. There is evidence that children’s early mastery of language requires learning in a social context, and this finding also has important implications for education. Evidence relating socio-economic status (SES) to brain function for language suggests that SES should be considered a proxy for the opportunity to learn and that the complexity of language input is a significant factor in developing brain areas related to language. The data indicate that the opportunity to learn from complex stimuli and events are vital early in life, and that success in school begins in infancy. PMID:21892359

Kuhl, Patricia K.

2011-01-01

275

The effects of a community-based literacy program on young children's language and conceptual development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effects of a community-based literacy program on 1?, 2?, and 3-year-old children's language and conceptual development were\\u000a assessed. University students were trained to teach Head Start parents effective methods for reading to their children. Families\\u000a were randomly assigned to receive 18, 3, or 0 instructional visits. Results indicated that parents in the 18-instructional-visit\\u000a program increased their participation in appropriate literacy

Terry A. Cronan; Sonia G. Cruz; Rosa I. Arriaga; Andrew J. Sarkin

1996-01-01

276

Core Literacies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This journal issue focuses on teaching various types of literacies. The journal contains the following 16 articles: "Our Heritage, Ourselves: The Importance of Maintaining Cultural Literacy in the Pacific Islands" (Masa-Aki Emesiochl); "It Works! Web-Based Reading Program Helps ELLs Make Literacy Gains" (Zoe Ann Brown); "A Bridge to Reading and…

Perkins, Joan, Ed.

2003-01-01

277

Early Language Learning and Literacy: Neuroscience Implications for Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The last decade has produced an explosion in neuroscience research examining young children's early processing of language that has implications for education. Noninvasive, safe functional brain measurements have now been proven feasible for use with children starting at birth. In the arena of language, the neural signatures of learning can be…

Kuhl, Patricia K.

2011-01-01

278

An Early Literacy Telecommunication Exchange Pilot Project: The MMM Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using ICT with young children aged three to six does not merely consist in having computers in the classrooms. It implies an innovative approach to early childhood education and basic ideas and changes in educational strategies which open up new horizons to educators. The paper will describe the project MMM (Mini Web, Multilingual, Maxi Learning).…

Cohen, Rachel

2005-01-01

279

Cultural Influences on Early Language and Literacy Teaching Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children learn to communicate in the context of their home culture. Beginning at birth, children use their home language and culturally accepted communication styles to connect with others in a meaningful way, forming secure relationships that are intrinsic to healthy development. For the early childhood teacher, it is important to establish…

Parlakian, Rebecca; Sanchez, Sylvia Y.

2006-01-01

280

Essential Characteristics of Effective Adult Literacy Programs: A Review and Analysis of the Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interviews were conducted with 4 members of the Task Force of the Adult Beginning Reader Project, 6 program officials, and 13 heads of adult basic education (ABE) programs; site visits were made to two ongoing ABE programs; and the literature pertaining to adult literacy programs in this country was reviewed in order to identify factors associated…

Balmuth, Miriam

281

Sustainable Practices in Mentoring: Tools to Support Child Outcomes and a Mentoring Protocol in Early Language and Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article seeks to examine 2 federally funded early literacy projects, one an Early Reading First demonstration project, the other an Early Childhood Educators Professional Development Research Study. It describes the respective professional development models that include on-site mentoring support to improve teacher quality. The article…

Zoll, Susan M.; Rosenquest, Bobbi

2011-01-01

282

Teacher Rating of Oral Language and Literacy (TROLL): Individualizing Early Literacy Instruction with a Standards-Based Rating Tool.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains that the Teacher Rating of Oral Language and Literacy (TROLL) measures skills critical to the New Standards for Speaking and Listening. Notes that TROLL is used to track children's progress in language and literacy development; to inform curriculum; and to stimulate parent teacher communication. Concludes children who are busy talking,…

Dickinson, David K.; McCabe, Allyssa; Sprague, Kim

2003-01-01

283

The Integration of Literacy and Geography: The Arizona GeoLiteracy Program's Effect on Reading Comprehension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To provide the first interstate quasi-experimental assessment on the power of content integration in building reading skills, the authors studied the effects on reading comprehension of GeoLiteracy--a K-8 package of 85 lessons that teaches geography in the context of practicing reading and writing skills. Ninety-six third through eighth grade…

Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Osborn Popp, Sharon E.; Dorn, Ronald I.; Ekiss, Gale Olp; Mater, Martha; Smith, Carl B.; Libbee, Michael

2007-01-01

284

Education Program for Ph.D. Course to Cultivate Literacy and Competency  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The program aims to cultivate internationally competitive young researchers equipped with Fundamental attainment (mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, and fundamental social sciences) , Specialized knowledge (mechanical dynamics, mechanics of materials, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, design engineering, manufacturing engineering and material engineering, and bird?s-eye view knowledge on technology, society and the environment) , Literacy (Language, information literacy, technological literacy and knowledge of the law) and Competency (Creativity, problem identification and solution, planning and execution, self-management, teamwork, leadership, sense of responsibility and sense of duty) to become future leaders in industry and academia.

Yokono, Yasuyuki; Mitsuishi, Mamoru

285

Narrowing the Skills Gap: Workplace Literacy Programs in Canada. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report documents, in case study format, eight workplace literacy programs in Canada. Introductory materials highlight conclusions and discuss reasons for undertaking the project to document the Canadian experience in basic skills training from the perspective of the employer and employee and program design. Each case study or program profile…

Ottawa Univ. (Ontario).

286

Continuing the Exploration of Books: A Family Literacy Program for Challenged Adults. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A family literacy program was developed for families containing young children and learning-challenged adults whose limited reading skills made it impossible for them to read aloud to their children. The program's primary objective was to upgrade the parents' reading skills and knowledge of children's literature. The program was staffed by a…

Doctor Gertrude A. Barber Center, Erie, PA.

287

Summer Literacy for Young Vulnerable Learners: A Study of Caregiver Involvement and Program Stability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Emergent literacy programs for young children are significantly more effective when caregivers are integral components of program delivery. This is particularly important when designing programs for vulnerable children such as those with lower academic achievement due to learning and language disabilities, lower socioeconomic environments, or…

Graham, Ashley; McNamara, John; VanLankveld, Jackie

2011-01-01

288

Transformations. Technical Literacy Training, Retraining for Technology, Tech Prep Bridge Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a series of transparency masters divided into four sections on three types of transformation programs: technical literacy training, retraining for technology, and tech prep programs. The first section includes the following: transformations development; retraining workers for technology; elements of transformations program; Lorain…

Edling, Walter

289

Frontiers in Family Learning. A Showcase of Exemplary Family Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report showcases four programs nationally recognized as leaders in family literacy--each of these programs has participated in a validation process sponsored by the National Diffusion Network (NDN), an agency of the United States Department of Education that disseminates information and training about exemplary educational programs and…

National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.

290

THE BLADE Program Basic Literacy for Adult Development. Instructor's Manual. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nature and rationale of the BLADE (Basic Literacy for Adult Development) Program are explained in this instructor's manual, which also provides an analysis and index of the content. The BLADE Program raises adults to a measured Grade 5.0 level in reading, other communication skills, and mathematics. The program is completely individualized: it…

Training Research and Development Station, Prince Albert (Saskatchewan).

291

Integrating information literacy skills into academic summer programs for precollege students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to describe the library instructional program that has been developed at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University to teach information literacy skills to elementary and high school students attending academic summer programs. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Historical development of the instructional program is discussed and analyzed. This paper reflects on the importance of students

Bobbie L. Collins

2009-01-01

292

Low literacy and violence among adolescents in a summer sports program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To investigate the relationship between inadequate literacy and violent behavior among adolescents.Methods: This descriptive study involved a convenience sample of 386 adolescents who participated in a summer track and field and literacy program serving youths in low-income neighborhoods in Shreveport, Louisiana, during 1994–1996. Self-reported violence was measured using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and reading grade levels were

Terry C Davis; Robert S Byrd; Connie L Arnold; Peggy Auinger; Joseph A Bocchini

1999-01-01

293

Literacy for What? Literacy for Whom? The Politics of Literacy Education and Neocolonialism in UNESCO- and World Bank-Sponsored Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores literacy education, especially the kinds practiced and promoted by organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as a form of neocolonialism. Although researchers in other educational contexts have examined how schooling and education operate as a form…

Wickens, Corrine M.; Sandlin, Jennifer A.

2007-01-01

294

Collaboration and Consultation in Preschool to Promote Early Literacy for Children: Lessons Learned from the CSS Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collaboration and consultation in early childhood settings is essential in supporting early literacy development; however, building partnerships can be difficult. In this article, we describe a large-scale project entitled Children's School Success (Odom et al., 2003) as a context from which to discuss collaboration and consultation related…

Friesen, Amber; Butera, Gretchen; Kang, Jean; Horn, Eva; Lieber, Joan; Palmer, Susan

2014-01-01

295

Improving Instructional Practices, Policies, and Student Outcomes for Early Childhood Language and Literacy through Data-Driven Decision Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, data-driven decision making has become one of the central foci in schools in their attempt to attain and maintain adequate levels of student academic performance. The importance of early childhood education is well established with language and literacy proficiency in the early years being viewed as a…

Gullo, Dominic F.

2013-01-01

296

A review of "Literacy and Written Culture in Early Modern Central Europe" by Istvan Gyorgy Toth.  

E-print Network

in the emergence of a public sphere. Istv?n Gy?rgy T?th. Literacy and Written Culture in Early Modern Central Europe. Central European University Press, 2000. x + 266 pp. Includes b&w illustrations, 31 tables and 2 maps. ?13.95 paper. Review by JAKUB BASISTA... examined part of Central Europe. Paul M. Hunneyball. Architecture and Image-Building in Seventeenth- Century Hertfordshire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. xiv + 218pp. + 12 maps and plans + 42 illus. $99.00. Review by MARTYN BENNETT, NOTTINGHAM...

Jakub Basista

2004-01-01

297

Insights on Curriculum, Instruction, and Early Literacy Learning: Student Characteristic by Instruction Interaction Effects on Literacy Outcomes  

E-print Network

's language and literacy development with the goal of illuminating reasons' constellation of language, decoding and reading comprehension skills. Using these models to grade, and for individual students. Recent research on improving reading

Rose, Michael R.

298

An Evaluation of a Media Literacy Program Training Workshop for Late Elementary School Teachers  

PubMed Central

The present study examined the efficacy of a media literacy education, substance abuse prevention training workshop for late elementary school teachers. Analyses revealed that the randomly assigned intervention (n = 18) and control (n = 23) teachers were similar in demographic characteristics and pre-training beliefs and knowledge. Teachers who participated in the workshop reported stronger beliefs in the importance of and familiarity with media literacy education and scored higher on a direct assessment of media deconstruction skills than teachers in the control group. Teachers reported positive program assessment ratings. This randomized controlled trial provides evidence that a one-day teacher training workshop on media literacy education is effective at improving teachers’ beliefs and knowledge about media literacy that are relevant for successful student outcomes. PMID:23275894

Scull, Tracy Marie; Kupersmidt, Janis Beth

2012-01-01

299

Technology and Literacy: 21st Century Library Programming for Children and Teens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology may not be a magic wand, but innovative technology programming can genuinely help children become adept at navigating our increasingly wired world while also helping them develop deductive reasoning, math, and other vital literacy skills. One of the simplest and most powerful tools for technology-based public library programming is…

Nelson, Jennifer; Braafladt, Keith

2012-01-01

300

Literacy Block: Meeting the Needs of All Learners; A Summative Program Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This summative program evaluation study investigated the Response to Intervention (RTI) pilot literacy block program that was implemented in first and second grade classrooms in a small southeastern suburban school. All 111 students in the first and second grade were involved in this RTI model during the 2010-2011 school year including special…

Pelletier, Nancy L.

2011-01-01

301

Investigating the Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Literacy Coaching Program in Schools with High Teacher Mobility  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher mobility is a factor that impacts schoolwide implementation of professional development programs. In this article, we present interim results of a longitudinal randomized field trial of a comprehensive literacy coaching program (Content-Focused Coaching, CFC) for improving instruction and learning in schools with high teacher mobility. We…

Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Garnier, Helen E.; Correnti, Richard; Junker, Brian; Bickel, Donna DiPrima

2010-01-01

302

Documenting Instructional Practices in a Literacy-infused Arts Program: Respecting Pedagogues from the Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the instructional practices around literacy that characterized the work of a community based arts program designed for urban adolescents. Two primary sources of data were collected: field notes on approximately 35 hours of instruction spread across seven months and interviews with the program's staff and students. Four…

Brooks, Wanda; Smith, Michael W.

2013-01-01

303

Understanding the Long-Term Benefits of a Latino Financial Literacy Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The long-term impact of a Latino financial literacy program was evaluated with a sample of relatively recent immigrant populations in southern Minnesota. Telephone and face-to-face interviews were conducted with participants 6 months post program completion. Results indicate that improvements in knowledge and skills were retained and that these…

Meraz, Antonio Alba; Petersen, Cindy M.; Marczak, Mary S.; Brown, Arthur; Rajasekar, Neeraj

2013-01-01

304

Exploring the Wonders of Books: A Family Literacy Program for Challenged Adults. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a family literacy program for adult students with mild learning challenges including mental retardation. The program's objective was to upgrade the reading skills of parents and introduce them to a wide variety of enjoyable children's literature. During each of 20 weekly sessions, a class of no more than 15 parents was…

Doctor Gertrude A. Barber Center, Erie, PA.

305

Consideration of Adults' Learning Styles and Life Styles for Better Literacy Programs: A Discussion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adult literacy programs could be improved by determining the learning styles and life-styles of individual students and incorporating the findings into the instructional program. Many researchers have looked at adult students' lives and suggested teaching methods based on the studies. Some suggest using an instrument for identifying adults'…

Partridge, Susan

306

The Effects of Using Interactive Teaching Programs on Preschool Children's Literacy Development: Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents findings of a case study that investigates the effects of using interactive teaching programs on literacy development for preschool children. The significant of this study comes from the lack of studies associated with using interactive teaching programs for preschool children in Saudi Arabia. Data are presented from analyzing…

Gahwaji, Nahla M.

2011-01-01

307

Project TIP. Tyson Improvement Program. A Model National Workplace Literacy Project. Executive Summary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project TIP (Tyson Improvement Program) was undertaken in 1992 to provide basic and job-specific skills training to current employees of Tyson Foods. The workplace literacy program, which was jointly developed by staff from Wallace State College in Hanceville, Alabama, and Tyson Foods, was designed to be presented to Tyson employees at five…

Wallace State Coll., Hanceville, AL.

308

Implementing an Extensive Reading Program and Library for Adult Literacy Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the implementation of an extensive reading (ER) program with 43 first language (L1) and second language (L2) adult literacy students. Among them, 16% were nonnative speakers of English. The main principles considered in the design of the program were (a) purpose of reading, (b) reading tactics, (c) material used, and (d) …

Rodrigo, Victoria; Greenberg, Daphne; Burke, Victoria; Hall, Ryan; Berry, Angelee; Brinck, Tanya; Joseph, Holly; Oby, Michael

2007-01-01

309

Learning Outcomes, Portfolios, and Rubrics, Oh My! Authentic Assessment of an Information Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Librarians at Washington State University Vancouver helped the campus develop a method of assessing its General Education Program, a program based on university learning goals, one of which is information literacy. The assessment method, which relies on an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) along with rubrics to evaluate work in the ePortfolio,…

Diller, Karen R.; Phelps, Sue F.

2008-01-01

310

Information literacy program for student athletes at The University of Iowa  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the goals, content, and history of a program in The University of Iowa Libraries for teaching library and information literacy skills to incoming men and women student athletes. The program employs interactive instructional methods with a strong emphasis on developing skills both for finding and for evaluating information sources. The article traces the evolution and goals of

Marsha Forys; John Forys; Ann Ford; Jeff Dodd

2000-01-01

311

Continuing the Exploration of Books: A Family Literacy Program for Challenged Adults. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project designed a family literacy program for parents with mild learning disabilities, including mental retardation. The program, which was conducted annually for 3 years, was intended to upgrade the reading skills of the parent, and at the same time, upgrade the parents' knowledge of children's literature. The class was designed for a group…

Doctor Gertrude A. Barber Center, Erie, PA.

312

Computer Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: After viewing many computer-literacy programs, we believe San Marcos Junior High School has developed a unique program which will truly develop computer literacy. Our hope is to give all students a comprehensive look at computers as they go through their two years here. They will not only learn the…

San Marcos Unified School District, CA.

313

Using Clicker 5 to Enhance Emergent Literacy in Young Learners  

Microsoft Academic Search

Best practices in emergent literacy instruction for young children acknowledge and facilitate the smooth progression between\\u000a children’s early engagement with print materials and subsequent fuller literacy mastery. In so doing, model programs target\\u000a five key emergent literacy skills. The rapid rise in the breadth and depth of educational technology, including computer software,\\u000a is offering early childhood education professionals new and

Howard P. Parette; Jack J. Hourcade; Jenny M. Dinelli; Nichole M. Boeckmann

2009-01-01

314

Instruction to Help Young Children Develop Language and Literacy Skills: The Roles of Program Design and Instructional Guidance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the kinds of instructional activities that young children need to develop basic language and literacy skills based on recent research and program evaluations. This includes approaches to develop alphabetic understanding, phonological awareness, vocabulary, and oral language. Activities and materials from the Pre-kindergarten Literacy program are provided as examples of methods preschool teachers can use to help young

Barbara Gunn; Patricia Vadasy; Keith Smolkowski

2011-01-01

315

Models of Excellence in Adult Learning. Recipients of the 1994 Secretary's Award for Outstanding Adult Education and Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet profiles the 10 recipients of the 1994 Secretary of Education's Award for Outstanding Adult Education and Literacy Programs. The following programs are profiled: Portland Adult Education (Portland, Maine); The Center for Literacy, Inc. (Philadelphia); James H. Groves Adult High School (Dover, Delaware); Adult Basic Skills Education…

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.

316

An Analysis of Factors Influencing Urbanite Woman Learner-Participation in Functional Literacy Programs in Selected Christian Churches, Accra  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The promotion of adult functional literacy programs per se, neither creates the necessary motivation for learning, nor enhances the participation of adult learners in work-oriented or socio-cultural functional literacy programs. The task in learning-teaching transaction is to create the enabling environment for harnessing and enhancing…

Saah, Albert Amoah

2013-01-01

317

The Impact of Early Literacy and Behavior Sanctions on African-American Male High School Students' Matriculation in a Selected South Carolina School District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study under investigation was the impact of early literacy and behavior sanctions on Black male matriculation towards graduation in a selected South Carolina school district. Attendance and course failure in English strongly predicted whether or not students graduated from high school. Early literacy is the foundation for academic success in…

Fitzpatrick, Raashad

2012-01-01

318

Reach for the Stars: Visions for Literacy Coaching Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief by the Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse is about reaching for the stars--stories of vision and commitment from educators in small and large schools. Everyone knows of people who are held up as "visionaries" throughout history: Leonardo Da Vinci, Mahatma Gandhi, Jules Verne, Thomas Edison, Susan Anthony, or John Dewey, to name a few. The…

DeFord, Diane

2012-01-01

319

National Workplace Literacy Program. Curriculum Samples for 1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on the partnership between Prince George's County (Maryland) Public Schools and the Prince George's Private Industry Council to provide workplace literacy classes at worksites for employees of 10 different employers. Workplace-specific, work-related curricula have been developed in either English for speakers of other…

Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD.

320

Engineering Sustainable Solutions Program: Critical Literacies for Engineers Portfolio  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: While a number of universities in Australia have embraced concepts such as project/problem-based learning and design of innovative learning environments for engineering education, there has been a lack of national guidance on including sustainability as a "critical literacy" into all engineering streams. This paper was presented at the…

Paten, Cheryl J. K.; Palousis, Nicholas; Hargroves, Karlson; Smith, Michael

2005-01-01

321

Reading, Reasoning, and Literacy: Strategies for Early Childhood Education from the Analysis of Classroom Observations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have posited that children generally learn to read in environments that are trusting, comfortable, and offer small group or one-to-one adult support, all of which are characteristics of a high quality early childhood education program. This evaluation research study examines the Pre-Kindergarten Incentive Program, an early childhood…

McKie, Brooke K.; Manswell Butty, Jo-Anne; Green, Rodney D.

2012-01-01

322

Quality of life assessment for low literacy Latinos: a new multimedia program for self-administration.  

PubMed

Cancer patients who have limited literacy skills or English language proficiency are particularly vulnerable to receiving sub-optimal care. Outcome measurement in these patients may provide new insight into previously undetected problems. This report describes the development and testing of a Spanish language, multimedia program for quality of life (QOL) assessment. Pilot testing was conducted with 30 Latino cancer patients with a range of education levels and computer experience. Patients found the program easy to use and understand. The "Talking Touchscreen" is a practical, user-friendly method that provides greater opportunities to assess QOL in Spanish-speaking patients with a range of literacy skills. PMID:14619989

Hahn, Elizabeth A; Cellal, David; Dobrez, Deborah G; Shiomoto, Gail; Taylor, Samuel G; Galvez, Angel G; Diaz, Patricia; Valenzuela, Veronica; Chiang, Hsaio-Lin; Khan, Shaheen; Hudgens, Stacie A; Du, Hongyan

2003-01-01

323

Literacy Outcomes of Children With Early Childhood Speech Sound Disorders: Impact of Endophenotypes  

PubMed Central

Purpose To demonstrate that early childhood speech sound disorders (SSD) and later school-age reading, written expression, and spelling skills are influenced by shared endophenotypes that may be in part genetic. Method Children with SSD and their siblings were assessed at early childhood (ages 4–6 years) and followed at school age (7–12 years). The relationship of shared endophenotypes with early childhood SSD and school-age outcomes and the shared genetic influences on these outcomes were examined. Results Structural equation modeling demonstrated that oral motor skills, phonological awareness, phonological memory, vocabulary, and speeded naming have varying influences on reading decoding, spelling, spoken language, and written expression at school age. Genetic linkage studies demonstrated linkage for reading, spelling, and written expression measures to regions on chromosomes 1, 3, 6, and 15 that were previously linked to oral motor skills, articulation, phonological memory, and vocabulary at early childhood testing. Conclusions Endophenotypes predict school-age literacy outcomes over and above that predicted by clinical diagnoses of SSD or language impairment. Findings suggest that these shared endophenotypes and common genetic influences affect early childhood SSD and later school-age reading, spelling, spoken language, and written expression skills. PMID:21930616

Lewis, Barbara A.; Avrich, Allison A.; Freebairn, Lisa A.; Hansen, Amy J.; Sucheston, Lara E.; Kuo, Iris; Taylor, H. Gerry; Iyengar, Sudha K.; Stein, Catherine M.

2012-01-01

324

Learning to Read the World: Language and Literacy in the First Three Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The newborn is amazingly equipped to acquire language and literacy--these early years are the foundation upon which later learning is built. Drawing on current research, the authors of this book examine the elements of beginning language and literacy and look at how families, programs, and communities can encourage beginning language and literacy

Knapp-Philo, Joanne, Ed.; Rosenkoetter, Sharon E., Ed.

2006-01-01

325

Ladders to Literacy for Kindergarten Students. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Ladders to Literacy" is a supplemental early literacy curriculum published in "Ladders to Literacy: A Kindergarten Activity Book." The program targets children at different levels and from diverse cultural backgrounds: those who are typically developing, have disabilities, or are at risk of reading failure. The activities are organized into three…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

2007-01-01

326

Literacies Crossing Borders: Transfronterizo Literacy Practices of Students in a Dual Language Program on the USA-Mexico Border  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on transnational literacies has generally focused on youth who live in one country and communicate using digital literacies across national boundaries. Our work contributes to this literature by providing a view of transnational literacies that are unique to the USA-Mexico border region. The students in this ethnographic study navigate…

de la Piedra, Maria Teresa; Araujo, Blanca E.

2012-01-01

327

A Head Start to Learning: Exploration of a Parent-Directed Intervention to Promote Early Literacy Skill Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of a parent-led intervention focused on developing children's early literacy skills within the home setting. The lesson plans contain scripted steps for completing activities to teach letter names and phonological awareness skills. Archival data were analyzed from a study conducted with 26 families from three…

Sundman-Wheat, Ashley N.

2012-01-01

328

Conventional and Piecewise Growth Modeling Techniques: Applications and Implications for Investigating Head Start Children's Early Literacy Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the mechanics of conventional and piecewise growth models to demonstrate the unique affordances of each technique for examining the nature and predictors of children's early literacy learning during the transition from preschool through first grade. Using the nationally representative Family and Child Experiences Survey…

Hindman, Annemarie H.; Cromley, Jennifer G.; Skibbe, Lori E.; Miller, Alison L.

2011-01-01

329

Differential Susceptibility in Early Literacy Instruction through Computer Games: The Role of the Dopamine D4 Receptor Gene (DRD4)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Not every child seems equally susceptible to the same parental, educational, or environmental influences even if cognitive level is similar. This study is the first randomized controlled trial to apply the differential susceptibility paradigm to education in relation to children's genotype and early literacy skills. A randomized pretest-posttest…

Kegel, Cornelia A. T.; Bus, Adriana G.; van IJzendoorn, Marinus H.

2011-01-01

330

Order in the House!: Associations among Household Chaos, the Home Literacy Environment, Maternal Reading Ability, and Children's Early Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examines whether associations exist between household chaos and children's early reading skills, after controlling for a comprehensive battery of home literacy environment characteristics. Our sample included 455 kindergarten and first-grade children who are enrolled in the Western Reserve Reading Project. We go on to test…

Johnson, Anna D.; Martin, Anne; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Petrill, Stephen A.

2008-01-01

331

Use of a Case-Based Hypermedia Resource in an Early Literacy Coaching Intervention with Pre-Kindergarten Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use of a case-based hypermedia resource (HR) was examined in a Web-based early literacy coaching intervention with pre-kindergarten teachers of at-risk children. Web usage logs, written records of coach feedback to teachers on their instruction, and a teacher questionnaire were the primary data sources. Visits to the HR content pages were unevenly…

Powell, Douglas R.; Diamond, Karen E.; Koehler, Matthew J.

2010-01-01

332

Promoting Language and Literacy Development for Early Childhood Educators: A Mixed-Methods Study of Coursework and Coaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the impact of 2 forms of professional development on prekindergarten teachers' early language and literacy practice: coursework and coaching. Participating teachers (N = 148) from 6 urban cities were randomly assigned to Group 1 (coursework), Group 2 (on-site coaching), or Group 3 (control group). Pre- and postassessments…

Neuman, Susan B.; Wright, Tanya S.

2010-01-01

333

Socioeconomic and Gender Group Differences in Early Literacy Skills: A Multiple-Group Confirmatory Factor Analysis Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Socioeconomic status and gender are important demographic variables that strongly relate to academic achievement. This study examined the early literacy skills differences between 4 sociodemographic groups, namely, boys ineligible for free or reduced-price lunch (FRL), girls ineligible for FRL, boys eligible for FRL, and girls eligible for FRL.…

Lee, Julia Ai Cheng; Al Otaiba, Stephanie

2015-01-01

334

Predicting First Grade Reading Achievement for Spanish-Speaking Kindergartners: Is Early Literacy Screening in English Valid?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the viability of using kindergarten measures of phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and orthographic knowledge, administered in English, to predict first grade reading achievement of Spanish-speaking English language learners. The primary research question was: Do kindergarten measures of early literacy skills in…

Ford, Karen L.; Invernizzi, Marcia A.; Huang, Francis

2014-01-01

335

Language Proficiency and Early Literacy Skills of Cantonese-Speaking English Language Learners in the U.S. and Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes the language proficiency and early literacy skills of Cantonese-speaking English language learners (ELLs) in kindergarten. A total of 113 Cantonese-speaking kindergarteners in Canada and the United States, composed of three subsamples from three different locations participated in this study. Results showed that on average,…

Uchikoshi, Yuuko; Marinova-Todd, Stefka H.

2012-01-01

336

College of Lake County's National Workplace Literacy Program Grant. Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An independent evaluation of the College of Lake County's National Workplace Literacy Program included both formative and summative evaluations over the 3 years of the project. The evaluation design was planned primarily as a naturalistic inquiry that used the structured interview approach to data collection. An external evaluator interviewed all…

Askov, Eunice N.; Catalfamo, Andree Rose

337

Partnership for the Advancement of Information Literacy in a Nursing Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nursing educators know that healthcare stakeholders expect nursing graduates to be able to manage information. Consequently, many nursing education programs are exploring ways of integrating information literacy across the curriculum not only to bolster evidence-based practice, but also to enhance professional development and encourage lifelong…

Beck, Sheila; Blake-Campbell, Barbara; McKay, Devin

2012-01-01

338

National Workplace Literacy Program (NWLP) at Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Chinatown Manpower Project continued as the education partner in a Workplace Literacy Program (WLP) for the Chinese garment workers in New York City. Local 23-25, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, was the union partner; the Greater Blouse, Skirt & Undergarment Association, Inc., and the Continental Garment Manufacturers…

Tse, Ivy Au

339

Are Teacher Candidates Learning What They Are Taught? Declarative Literacy Learning in 10 Teacher Preparation Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the first phase of a longitudinal study that examines the impact of teacher preparation programs on the literacy instructional practices of teacher candidates. Case summaries and cross-case analysis by 12 researchers of 10 teacher preparation universities across the United States determined (1) the signature aspects of…

Grisham, Dana L.; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Smetana, Linda; Dobler, Elizabeth; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Lenski, Susan J.; Young, Janet; Chambers, Sandra; Scales, Roya Qualls; Wold, Linda S.; Ganske, Kathy; Scales, W. David

2014-01-01

340

Literacy for Youth: What Counts As Success in Programs for Youth at Risk?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined what counts as success in literacy and numeracy programs for youth at risk in Victoria. It explored the relationship between discourses around best practice in government reports and through examining academic writings, surveying providers and policymakers, and speaking with practitioners and participants. Main findings indicated…

Ovens, Carolyn

341

Evaluating Deaf Students' Readiness to Meet the English Language and Literacy Demands of Postsecondary Educational Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate alternative methods for evaluating deaf students' readiness to meet the English language and literacy demands of postsecondary educational programs. In the first part of the study, scores obtained by a large sample of deaf students on the ACT Assessment (ACT Composite score and scores on the ACT English…

Bochner, Joseph H.; Walter, Gerard G.

2005-01-01

342

National Workplace Literacy Program for Health Care Employees. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Continuing Education Institute's Workplace ESL (English-as-a-Second Language) and ABE (Adult Basic Education) programs improved the job experience for employees with language and literacy problems in Boston (Massachusetts) by teaching them language strategies that had direct application to their jobs. Health care administrators, supervisors,…

Continuing Education Inst., Needham, MA.

343

The Supportive Roles that Learners' Families Play in Adult Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2002-03, a qualitative case study explored the experiences of stakeholders connected to two adult literacy programs in Manitoba, Canada. Data were collected through official documents, personal documents, and interviews. Influences by family members contributed significantly to the theme of human relations that arose from these data. The…

Terry, Marion

2007-01-01

344

Technical Specifications for Hardware and Software, and Maintenance in Support of Computer Literacy Program. Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for use by vendors, this guide provides an overview of the objectives for the 5-year computer literacy program to be implemented in the District of Columbia Public Schools; outlines requirements which are mandatory elements of vendors' bids unless explicitly designated "desirable"; and details specifications for computing equipment,…

District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.

345

Opening Up the Black Box: Literacy Instruction in Schools Participating in Three Comprehensive School Reform Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines patterns of literacy instruction in schools adopting three of America's most widely disseminated comprehensive school reform (CSR) programs (the Accelerated Schools Project, America's Choice, and Success for All). Contrary to the view that educational innovations seldom affect teaching practices, the study found large…

Correnti, Richard; Rowan, Brian

2007-01-01

346

Oklahoma City FILM Even Start Family Literacy Program Evaluation, 2000-2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents findings from the evaluation of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Even Start Program, also called the Family Intergenerational Literacy Model (FILM), now in its twelfth full year of operation. The evaluation focuses on the total population of adult students, preschoolers, adult graduates, and preschool graduates. The…

Richardson, Donna Castle; Shove, Joanie; Brickman, Sharon; Terrell, Sherry; Shields, Jane

347

"Keep on Truckin'" Literacy Program [for Adults]: Performance Report; Teacher's Handbook; Final External Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is composed of a performance report, a teacher's handbook, and an evaluation report of a workplace literacy program to prepare drivers for the Commercial Drivers' License examination. The performance report addresses actual accomplishments of five objectives. It identifies the number and characteristics of project participants who…

Indian Hills Community Coll., Ottumwa, IA.

348

Evaluation Report of the Wisconsin Technical College System National Workplace Literacy Program Grant.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An external evaluator worked with the project team of the Wisconsin Technical College System National Workplace Literacy Program to develop the evaluation design. Although she was at the project site for only limited periods of time, she and the project team maintained periodic contact during the 3-year period by telephone, fax, and email. Three…

Askov, Eunice N.

349

An Analysis of Preservice Teacher Responses to Participation in a Literacy Program for New Immigrant Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative examination of preservice teachers' experiences as they volunteered for a literacy program for immigrant students was compiled over the 2010-2011 academic year. The data sources for this project consisted of 90 written journal reflections analyzed by both researchers to develop thematic categories of the participants'…

Nichols, Joe D.; Soe, Kyaw

2013-01-01

350

Legal Literacy in Teacher Education Programs: Conceptualizing Relevance and Constructing Pedagogy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Civil and criminal suits involving teachers exact a tremendous toll, both professionally and personally. Arguably, the best defence to potential litigation is to know and understand one's legal rights and responsibilities. The literature suggests that at present, teachers' levels of legal literacy are insufficient. As a result, teacher education programs need to provide pre-service teacher candidates with a sound theoretical

David C. Young; Francis Xavier; L. Kraglund-Gauthier; Andrew Foran

351

Early visual language exposure and emergent literacy in preschool deaf children: findings from a national longitudinal study.  

PubMed

Brief review is provided of recent research on the impact of early visual language exposure on a variety of developmental outcomes, including literacy, cognition, and social adjustment. This body of work points to the great importance of giving young deaf children early exposure to a visual language as a critical precursor to the acquisition of literacy. Four analyses of data from the Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) Early Education Longitudinal Study are summarized. Each confirms findings from previously published laboratory findings and points to the positive effects of early sign language on, respectively, letter knowledge, social adaptability, sustained visual attention, and cognitive-behavioral milestones necessary for academic success. The article concludes with a consideration of the qualitative similarity hypothesis and a finding that the hypothesis is valid, but only if it can be presented as being modality independent. PMID:25669017

Allen, Thomas E; Letteri, Amy; Choi, Song Hoa; Dang, Daqian

2014-01-01

352

The Study of Early Childhood Teachers' Beliefs Related to Children's Literacy at South Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the two past two decades, a child-centered view and integration of curriculum have become critical to developing literacy. Also, the emphasis on the importance of the teacher's role in teaching literacy has increased. Thus, teachers have been provided with the opportunity to reflect on their beliefs about children literacy and to increase…

Yoo, Seung-Yoeun

2005-01-01

353

"Good Will Come of This Evil": Enslaved Teachers and the Transatlantic Politics of Early Black Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay offers an earlier chapter in the history of African American literacy by examining colonial literacy campaigns within the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. The discussion focuses on one such transatlantic effort spanning from London to Barbados, South Carolina, and West Africa, which used enslaved teachers as agents of literacy.…

Watson, Shevaun E.

2009-01-01

354

Early Years Literacy in Indian Urban Schools: Structural, Social and Pedagogical Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literacy has been a crucial aspect of education as a human right for over 50 years, but this basic right remains unassured for at least 700 million adults worldwide. In 1999, UNESCO acknowledged that schools are not making the expected contribution to increasing national literacy rates or providing individuals with the literacy skills they need.…

Dyer, Caroline

2008-01-01

355

Exploring Curriculum Implications of Multimodal Literacy in a New Zealand Early Childhood Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Calls to broaden notions of "literacy" from a focus on print-based and verbal literacies to the incorporation of a range of modes of communication and representation are increasing. This paper uses case study data from 3- and 4-year-olds in a New Zealand kindergarten to explore the affordances offered by different literacies to facilitate…

Haggerty, Maggie

2010-01-01

356

“Teacher Effects” in Early Literacy Development: Evidence from a Study of Twins  

PubMed Central

It is often assumed that differences in teacher characteristics are a major source of variability in children’s educational achievements. We examine this assumption for early literacy achievement by calculating the correlations between pairs of twin children who either share or do not share a teacher in kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2. Teacher effects, or more strictly classroom effects, would show up as higher correlations for same- than different-class twin pairs. Same-class correlations were generally higher than different-class correlations, though not significantly so on most occasions. On the basis of the results we estimate that the maximum variance accounted for by being assigned to same or different classrooms is 8%. This is an upper-bound figure for a teacher effect because factors other than teachers may contribute to variation attributable to classroom assignment. We discuss the limitations of the study and draw out some of its educational implications. PMID:20204169

Byrne, Brian; Coventry, William L.; Olson, Richard K.; Wadsworth, Sally J.; Samuelsson, Stefan; Petrill, Stephen A.; Willcutt, Erik G.; Corley, Robin

2009-01-01

357

Learning Literacies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a service learning course for which students participated in a seminar on literacy and an after-school tutoring program for children. Shows how undergraduate representations of literacy share common features with conversations among well-known writers (such as Walter Ong and David Olson) and also implicitly critique them. (TB)

Minter, Deborah Williams; And Others

1995-01-01

358

Windows, Bridges and Mirrors: Building Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Classrooms through the Integration of Literacy and the Arts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article investigates how instructors can utilize the integration of early literacy skills and the arts to cultivate the\\u000a appreciation and celebration of cultures in early childhood classrooms. The theoretical framework is developed through three\\u000a personal accounts establishing a rationale for the importance of a viable home to school connection for young children. Finally,\\u000a the suggested activities support the transference

Paula G. Purnell; Parveen Ali; Nurun Begum; Marilyn Carter

2007-01-01

359

A Changing Literacy in Morocco: A Contextual and Pedagogical Overview (Changes in Literacy).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of literacy and literacy education in Morocco. Sketches the historical context, and then discusses literacy in formal school settings, adult programs, and needed improvements. (SR)

Ezzaki, Abdelkader

1993-01-01

360

It's as Easy as ABC: The Essential Elements of a Balanced Literacy Program. PreK-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains patterns and activities designed to supplement core literacy instruction, showing students how to work together within large- and small-group settings, independently in learning centers, or at home with their parents. Section 1, "Essential Elements and Skills of a Balanced Literacy Program," provides ideas on how to create a…

Jarboe, Tracy; Sadler, Stefani

361

Pawtucket Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final performance report provides project outcome information and data to the U.S. Department of Education for the federally-funded Library Literacy Program. The Pawtucket Public Library (Rhode Island) conducted a project that provided literacy services to English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. The project served a community of…

Reed, Susan L.

362

Wayne Township Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Literacy Resource Center project, a program of the Wayne Township Public Library also known as the Morrisson-Reeves Library (Richmond, Indiana), involved recruitment, retention, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer-assisted, other technology, employment oriented,…

Smyth, Carol B.; Grannell, Dorothy S.; Moore, Miriam

363

Examining the Literacy Histories of Doctoral Students in an Educational Studies Program through Surveys and Interviews: A Mixed Methods Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this mixed methods sequential explanatory study was to explain the relationship between literacy experiences over time and the literacy identities of the doctoral students in a teacher education and higher education program. The quantitative phase, surveying 36 participants, revealed a positive correlation between participant's…

Adams-Budde, Melissa; Howard, Christy; Jolliff, Grant; Myers, Joy

2014-01-01

364

Fathers' and Mothers' Home Literacy Involvement and Children's Cognitive and Social Emotional Development: Implications for Family Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relations between fathers' and mothers' home literacy involvement at 24 months and children's cognitive and social emotional development in preschool were examined using a large sample of African American and Caucasian families ("N" = 5190) from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B). Hierarchical…

Baker, Claire E.

2013-01-01

365

Fostering Environmental Literacy For A Changing Earth: Interactive and Participatory Outreach Programs at Biosphere 2  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Earth system and ecological sustainability problems are complex outcomes of biological, physical, social, and economic interactions. A common goal of outreach and education programs is to foster a scientifically literate community that possesses the knowledge to contribute to environmental policies and decision making. Uncertainty and variability that is both inherent in Earth system and ecological sciences can confound such goals of improved ecological literacy. Public programs provide an opportunity to engage lay-persons in the scientific method, allowing them to experience science in action and confront these uncertainties face-on. We begin with a definition of scientific literacy that expands its conceptualization of science beyond just a collection of facts and concepts to one that views science as a process to aid understanding of natural phenomena. A process-based scientific literacy allows the public, teachers, and students to assimilate new information, evaluate climate research, and to ultimately make decisions that are informed by science. The Biosphere 2 facility (B2) is uniquely suited for such outreach programs because it allows linking Earth system and ecological science research activities in a large scale controlled environment setting with outreach and education opportunities. A primary outreach goal is to demonstrate science in action to an audience that ranges from K-12 groups to retired citizens. Here we discuss approaches to outreach programs that focus on soil-water-atmosphere-plant interactions and their roles in the impacts and causes of global environmental change. We describe a suite of programs designed to vary the amount of participation a visitor has with the science process (from passive learning to data collection to helping design experiments) to test the hypothesis that active learning fosters increased scientific literacy and the creation of science advocates. We argue that a revised framing of the scientific method with a more open role for citizens in science will have greater success in fostering science literacy and produce a citizenry that is equipped to tackle complex environmental decision making.

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.; Huxman, T.; Morehouse, B.

2008-12-01

366

Early Childhood Distance Partnership Program  

E-print Network

the needs of Tribal Head Start/Early Childhood educators to complete a Bachelor Degree · Respond to national and Early Childhood Educators from six tribal communities to complete bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education Enables ECEDP students to live and teach in their home communities Connects Native early childhood

Lawrence, Rick L.

367

Health literacy for older adults: using evidence to build a model educational program.  

PubMed

HeLP MN Seniors was a pilot program aimed at developing an evidence-based educational program to improve health literacy/health information literacy skills in older adults. A two-part workshop series was created and a pilot test was conducted with residents of a senior living community. After attending the pilot workshops, older adults reported that they used several workshop tools and tips, were more empowered to ask questions, and were more successful in finding online health information. Based upon evidence gathered through formal program evaluation, the pilot curriculum was further customized and developed into a model educational program that has been made available for use by others. PMID:22853303

Aspinall, Erinn E; Beschnett, Anne; Ellwood, Alisha F

2012-01-01

368

Impacts of a prekindergarten program on children's mathematics, language, literacy, executive function, and emotional skills.  

PubMed

Publicly funded prekindergarten programs have achieved small-to-large impacts on children's cognitive outcomes. The current study examined the impact of a prekindergarten program that implemented a coaching system and consistent literacy, language, and mathematics curricula on these and other nontargeted, essential components of school readiness, such as executive functioning. Participants included 2,018 four and five-year-old children. Findings indicated that the program had moderate-to-large impacts on children's language, literacy, numeracy and mathematics skills, and small impacts on children's executive functioning and a measure of emotion recognition. Some impacts were considerably larger for some subgroups. For urban public school districts, results inform important programmatic decisions. For policy makers, results confirm that prekindergarten programs can improve educationally vital outcomes for children in meaningful, important ways. PMID:23534487

Weiland, Christina; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu

2013-01-01

369

A heart failure self-management program for patients of all literacy levels: A randomized, controlled trial [ISRCTN11535170  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Self-management programs for patients with heart failure can reduce hospitalizations and mortality. However, no programs have analyzed their usefulness for patients with low literacy. We compared the efficacy of a heart failure self-management program designed for patients with low literacy versus usual care. METHODS: We performed a 12-month randomized controlled trial. From November 2001 to April 2003, we enrolled

Darren A DeWalt; Robert M Malone; Mary E Bryant; Margaret C Kosnar; Kelly E Corr; Russell L Rothman; Carla A Sueta; Michael P Pignone

2006-01-01

370

The Development of Early Literacy Measures for Use in a Progress Monitoring Assessment System: Letter Names, Letter Sounds and Phoneme Segmenting. Technical Report # 39  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this technical report, the authors describe the development alternate forms of three types of early literacy measures as part of a comprehensive progress monitoring literacy assessment system developed in 2006 for use with students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. They begin with a brief overview of the two conceptual frameworks underlying…

Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2007-01-01

371

Evaluation of Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading: Effective Tools for Developing Literacy through Science in the Early Grades-Light Energy Unit. CRESST Report 781  

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This evaluation focuses on the Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading: Effective Tools for Developing Literacy through Science in the Early Grades ("Seeds/Roots") model of science-literacy integration. The evaluation is based on a cluster randomized design of 100 teachers, half of which were in the treatment group. Multi-level models are employed to…

Goldschmidt, Pete; Jung, Hyekyung

2011-01-01

372

Smoothing Children's Transition into Formal Schooling: Addressing Complexities in an Early Literacy Initiative in Remote Aboriginal Communities, Northern Territory, Australia  

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There is a growing awareness that some children transition into formal schooling more readily than others. Compelling evidence indicates that children familiar with the skills and knowledge associated with the dominant practices of literacy teaching in schools have an advantage. While families play a pivotal role in children's early literacy

Maher, Marguerite; Bellen, Linda

2015-01-01

373

Pilot Study Evaluating the Impact of Dialogic Reading and Shared Reading at Transition to Primary School: Early Literacy Skills and Parental Attitudes  

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Previous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of shared reading (SR) and dialogic reading (DR) on young children's language and literacy development. This exploratory study compared the relative impact of parental DR and shared reading interventions on 4-year-old children's early literacy skills and parental attitudes to reading…

Pillinger, Claire; Wood, Clare

2014-01-01

374

Focus for Impact: The PacifiCorp Foundation for Learning's Early Childhood Literacy Initiative. Principles for Effective Education Grantmaking. Case Study Number 5  

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The PacifiCorp Foundation for Learning was at a turning point in August 2006. It had been five years since the corporate foundation had shifted its focus from general-purpose grantmaking to supporting individual and community learning, and its flagship Early Childhood Literacy Initiative--launched in 2003 to raise literacy rates in the communities…

King, Caroline

2006-01-01

375

Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education. Yearbook in Early Childhood Education, Volume 4.  

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As classrooms have become more culturally and linguistically diversified, the theories and methods of teaching reading to young children have changed. Early childhood educators must explore new methods of instruction in order to involve and expand the language abilities of young children and must provide engaging activities that will create more…

Spodek, Bernard, Ed.; Saracho, Olivia N., Ed.

376

Literacy and Learning  

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This study evaluates the influence of literacy on outcomes in college programs with defined course requirements. This overcomes the limitations of previous research by contextualizing literacy according to program requirements. Results suggest (a) learner literacy varies considerably among programs, (b) there are socio-demographic variables…

McKenna, Greg; Penner, Audrey J.

2013-01-01

377

Analysis of an Early Intervention Reading Program for Fifth Grade Students in a Metropolitan Elementary School in Georgia  

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Educators and policymakers have been concerned about the problem of early literacy performance for many decades. Despite educational reform to increase standards, many children consistently fail to read at levels that enable them to compete globally. The purpose of this study was to provide a data driven program evaluation of a reading…

Oldham, Dale Smith

2012-01-01

378

The Literacy Instructional Leader: Perceptions of the Importance of Areas, Responsibility, and Use of Literacy Knowledge Elementary Principals Need to Lead an Effective Literacy Program  

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The purpose of this study was to discover and compare perceptions of three different groups of Indiana elementary educators concerning the importance of areas of the principal's literacy knowledge base, as well as responsibility for and use of this knowledge by principals to adequately support effective research-based literacy instruction. The…

Thomas, Barbara Marie

2010-01-01

379

Occupational stress and coping mechanisms as perceived by the directors of adult literacy educational programs in Texas  

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The purpose of this study was to identify and assess the stressors and coping mechanisms related to job performance as perceived by directors of adult literacy education programs in Texas. This research also attempted to determine whether there were...

Austin, Melinda Weatherford

2005-08-29

380

Improving the Literacy Program: A Journey toward Integrated Curriculum. Literacy Improvement Series for Elementary Educators.  

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This booklet describes a school district's evolution from a neatly compartmentalized language arts curriculum to a curriculum integrated around broad topics and themes of study. Sections of the booklet discuss the mounting tensions in the school district's language arts program; committee work that formed the foundation for change; the 5 target…

Santa, Carol Minnick

381

National Assessment Program, Information and Communication Technology Literacy 2008, Years 6 and 10: An Assessment Domain for ICT Literacy  

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The second national sample assessment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy at Year 6 and Year 10 will occur in 2008. The assessment happens every three years and the first occurred in 2005. This document provides information about the ICT literacy assessment including: (1) Education Ministers' decisions regarding ICT; (2) the…

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

382

Digital literacies for the disengaged: creating after school contexts to support boys' game-based literacy skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to reviews the structure and format of an after school incubator program that leverages online games for literacy learning, particularly for adolescent males. It also aims to describe its dual function as both quasi-natural context and design experiment laboratory and to discuss some early findings that illustrate the kinds of literacy practices the authors are

Constance Steinkuehler; Elizabeth King

2009-01-01

383

Readability of Early Intervention Program Literature  

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Accessibility of early intervention program literature was examined through readability analysis of documents given to families who have a child served by the Birth to 3 program. Nine agencies that serve families in Birth to 3 programs located in a county in the Midwest provided the (n = 94) documents. Documents were included in the analysis if…

Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Patrick, Timothy; Rhyner, Paula M.; Cashin, Susan; Rentmeester, Angela

2011-01-01

384

Early Intervention Program Practices That Support Collaboration.  

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A study explored the perceptions of 397 parents and 26 service coordinators on early intervention program practices that affected collaboration. Factors included program philosophy and climate, service delivery (including options for service delivery), teaming approaches, administrative policies and practices (including quality of program

Dinnebeil, Laurie A.; Hale, Lynette; Rule, Sarah

1999-01-01

385

Literacy in Early Modern Europe: Culture and Education 1500-1800.  

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Noting that in the Europe of 1500 few people could read and write but that by 1800 the era of mass literacy had arrived, this book documents that momentous critical change and its implications. Using as a base a wide-range analytical survey, the book explores the place of literacy and education in social structures and social change in Europe…

Houston, R. A.

386

Technology and literacy in early childhood educational settings: A review of research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This literature review provides an overview of research into technology and literacy for children aged 0—8 in educational settings from 2003—2009. The article begins by exploring the different assumptions about the role of digital texts that underpin the studies considered, identifying three loose categories of studies which position technology as: deliverer of literacy; site for interaction around texts; and medium

Cathy Burnett

2010-01-01

387

Progress in Language and Literacy Skills among Children with Disabilities in Inclusive Early Reading First Classrooms  

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Quality literacy instruction in preschool can be critical to the future academic success for all children, but may be even more so for children with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to examine progress in emergent literacy skills of young children with disabilities, compared with their typical peers, in an inclusive preschool setting.…

Green, Katherine B.; Terry, Nicole Patton; Gallagher, Peggy A.

2014-01-01

388

Becoming a Student: Identity Work and Academic Literacies in Early Schooling  

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In this article I argue that both sociocultural theories and those that address academic literacies must be invoked to adequately understand language and literacy development in schools. Through exploring the histories, school lives, and viewpoints of two kindergarten students, I show how identity work negotiated in classroom interactions can…

Hawkins, Margaret R.

2005-01-01

389

The Contribution of Early Home Literacy Activities to First Grade Reading and Writing Achievements in Arabic  

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This longitudinal study assessed the literacy development of native Arabic-speaking children from kindergarten to the end of first grade, focusing on the role of home literacy activities (mother-child shared book reading and joint writing). The contribution of these activities in kindergarten to children's reading and writing at the end of…

Aram, Dorit; Korat, Ofra; Hassunah-Arafat, Safieh

2013-01-01

390

What Teachers Can Do to Promote Preschoolers' Vocabulary Development: Strategies from an Effective Language and Literacy Professional Development Coaching Model  

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Language and, specifically, vocabulary development plays a critical role in early literacy development. This article describes Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy (ExCELL), which is a research-based, effective preschool program that focuses on developing Head Start enrollees' language and preliteracy skills. The ExCELL program

Wasik, Barbara A.

2010-01-01

391

The early botanical medical movement as a reflection of life, liberty, and literacy in Jacksonian America*  

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This paper describes a popular, grassroots health crusade initiated by Samuel Thomson (1769–1843) in the early decades of the nineteenth century and the ways the Thomsonians exemplified the inherent contradictions within the larger context of their own sociopolitical environment. Premised upon a unique brand of frontier egalitarianism exemplified in the Tennessee war-hero Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), the age that bore Jackson's name was ostensibly anti-intellectual, venerating “intuitive wisdom” and “common sense” over book learning and formal education. Likewise, the Thomsonian movement eschewed schooling and science for an empirical embrace of nature's apothecary, a populist rhetoric that belied its own complex and extensive infrastructure of polemical literature. Thus, Thomsonians, in fact, relied upon a literate public to explain and disseminate their system of healing. This paper contributes to the historiography of literacy in the United States that goes beyond typical census-data, probate-record, or will-signature analyses to look at how a popular medical cult was both heir to and promoter of a functionally literate populace. PMID:12398251

Flannery, Michael A.

2002-01-01

392

iPads as a Literacy Teaching Tool in Early Childhood  

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Considering the increased influence of digital technologies on daily life (Fallows, 2004) and young children's increased use of interactive technologies (Children Now, 2007), early childhood educators are beginning to think about the role of technology in their classrooms. Many preschool programs are beginning to purchase iPads, or similar…

Beschorner, Beth; Hutchison, Amy

2013-01-01

393

Young English Learners' Interlanguage as a Context for Language and Early Literacy Development  

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English language learners are increasingly present in early care environments. In 2005, for example, 14.7 percent of children in nonparental care in the United States came from homes where only one parent or neither parent spoke English. Approximately 29 percent of children participating in Head Start programs spoke a language other than English.…

Cheatham, Gregory A.; Ro, Yeonsun Ellie

2010-01-01

394

Classroom Modeling of Supplemental Literacy Instruction: Influencing the Beliefs and Practices of Classroom Teachers  

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This study investigated the influence of direct modeling of a supplemental classroom program on the early literacy beliefs and practices of Head Start teachers. Developed by speech language pathologists (SLPs), Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction (SEEL) was not undertaken with an explicit professional development goal. However, the…

Korth, Byran B.; Sharp, Ann C.; Culatta, Barbara

2010-01-01

395

BASIC LITERACY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS--A NATIONAL SURVEY.  

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BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS IN 36 STATES WERE SURVEYED IN THE SPRING OF 1966 TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT LOCATION, LENGTH OF TIME OF OPERATION, PRIOR EDUCATION AND SEX OF ENROLLEES, LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION PROVIDED, TOTAL ENROLLMENT, AND MATERIALS USED. DATA FROM A TWO-PAGE QUESTIONNAIRE COMPLETED BY THE DIRECTORS OF 367 LOCAL PROGRAMS (A 71…

FORD, DAVID; OTTO, WAYNE

396

Accessible Family Involvement in Early Childhood Programs  

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Family involvement in early childhood classrooms benefits children, school staff, and families. The development of a strong relationship between early childhood programs and families is a critical component of developmentally appropriate practices. What strategies enable families to be full and active participants in their young children's…

Morrison, Johnetta W.; Storey, Pamela; Zhang, Chenyi

2011-01-01

397

Early Childhood Programs for a New Century.  

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Investments in children during the early years of life are regarded as one of the most effective ways to promote children's learning. This book synthesizes the research base and state of practice of early childhood learning and answers such questions as: What programs are most effective, and who benefits most from them? What are the key components…

Reynolds, Arthur J., Ed.; Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.

398

Early Career Choice: An Unsuccessful Program.  

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Results of McGill University's program to encourage early specialization in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and family medicine showed that: students chose the medicine specialty with increasing frequency; poor performance on licensing examinations may have resulted; the process did not lead to an early career choice; and students did not use…

Dauphinee, W. Dale; Patel, Vimla L.

1983-01-01

399

Poverty, Residential Mobility, and Persistence across Urban and Rural Family Literacy Programs in Pennsylvania. Research Brief #1  

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This study examined how poverty and residential mobility influence low-income adults' persistence in family literacy programs in Pennsylvania. Twelve out of 20 program directors reported that learners typically moved at least once a year. In five of these high-mobility programs moving was reported to significantly hinder persistence. Geographic…

Schafft, Kai; Prins, Esther; Movit, Marcela

2008-01-01

400

Alaska's Rural Early Intervention Preservice Training Program.  

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To address the shortage of qualified early interventionists for young rural children with disabilities, the University of Alaska Fairbanks developed a Master's program that used distance education at remote practicum sites during fall and spring and on-campus instruction during the summer. The program has fostered university-rural community…

Ryan, Susan

1999-01-01

401

Developing Early Literacy R e p o R t o f t h e N a t i o N a l e a R l y l i t e R a c y p a N e l  

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-1790 between the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute for Literacy. It was peerDeveloping Early Literacy R e p o R t o f t h e N a t i o N a l e a R l y l i t e R a c y p a N e l A Scientific Synthesis of Early Literacy Development and Implications for Intervention #12;#12;Developing Early

Rau, Don C.

402

Literacy Corps Assistance Act of 1987. Hearing on S. 1016 To Provide Financial Assistance for the Establishment and Operation of Literacy Corps Programs before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.  

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This document contains a congressional hearing on S.1016, which would provide financial assistance for the establishment and operation of Literacy Corps programs. (The Literacy Corps would enlist college students to tutor in reading and math for 6 hours per week in a 10-week semester). Testimony includes statements and prepared statements from…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

403

Media Literacy Education Program Evaluators: What's the Job Description, Again?  

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School program evaluation researchers face a set of overlapping questions concerning our roles in the field: For the sake of "the data" and in quest of "the truth," am I a shrewd researcher before all else? For the sake of community-building and establishing respectful, reciprocal relationships with my school partners, am I first a gracious school…

DaCosta, Kneia Octavia

2012-01-01

404

THE DIEBOLD LITERACY PROJECT--PROGRAMS FOR THE ILLITERATE ADULTS.  

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ADULT ILLITERACY RESULTS FROM POVERTY, AND, MANY TIMES, SUPPRESSION. ILLITERACY IS SELF-MAINTAINING BECAUSE ILLITERATES CANNOT GAIN NEW KNOWLEDGE OR FULLY PARTICIPATE IN ECONOMIC, CULTURAL OR POLITICAL LIFE OF THEIR SOCIETY. THE PROJECT WAS AN ATTEMPT TO APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION TO THE TEACHING OF READING TO ADULT ILLITERATES.…

CROHN, BURRILL L.

405

Dollars Works 2: The Evolution of a Financial Literacy Program  

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Dollar Works 2 is a comprehensive personal financial education program to help individuals and families strengthen their skills, better manage their personal finances, and make sound decisions about money. This article chronicles the evolution of a curriculum to enhance and modify materials to improve learning and meet the needs of multiple…

Petersen, Cindy M.; Heins, Rosemary K.; Katras, Mary Jo

2013-01-01

406

Increasing research literacy: the community research fellows training program.  

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The Community Research Fellows Training (CRFT) Program promotes the role of underserved populations in research by enhancing the capacity for community-based participatory research (CBPR). CRFT consists of 12 didactic training sessions and 3 experiential workshops intended to train community members in research methods and evidence-based public health. The training (a) promotes partnerships between community members and academic researchers, (b) enhances community knowledge of public health research, and (c) trains community members to become critical consumers of research. Fifty community members participated in training sessions taught by multidisciplinary faculty. Forty-five (90%) participants completed the program. Findings demonstrate that the training increased awareness of health disparities, research knowledge, and the capacity to use CBPR as a tool to address disparities. PMID:25742661

Coats, Jacquelyn V; Stafford, Jewel D; Sanders Thompson, Vetta; Johnson Javois, Bethany; Goodman, Melody S

2015-02-01

407

Workplace Literacy.  

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The Palm Beach Post newspaper in Florida provides a workplace literacy program with six classes in three programs: adult basic education; English for speakers of other languages; and high school equivalency in preparation for a General Educational Development diploma. Employees receive work-release time or are paid to attend class. Class size is…

Howden, Gale

408

Effective Literacy Coaching: Building Expertise and a Culture of Literacy: An ASCD Action Tool  

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In "Effective Literacy Coaching: Building Expertise and a Culture of Literacy," literacy experts Shari Frost, Roberta Buhle, and Camille Blachowicz provide more than 50 practical activities designed to help K-12 literacy professionals: (1) Assess the current literacy program; (2) Plan changes that will foster a culture of literacy; (3) Collaborate…

Blachowicz, Camille L.Z.; Buhle, Roberta; Frost, Shari

2009-01-01

409

Impacts of a Prekindergarten Program on Children's Mathematics, Language, Literacy, Executive Function, and Emotional Skills  

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Publicly funded prekindergarten programs have achieved small-to-large impacts on children's cognitive outcomes. The current study examined the impact of a prekindergarten program that implemented a coaching system and consistent literacy, language, and mathematics curricula on these and other nontargeted, essential components of school…

Weiland, Christina; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu

2013-01-01

410

Recruitment Issues and Strategies for Adults Who Are Not Currently Participating in Literacy and Adult Basic Education (ABE) Programs.  

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Adult basic education (ABE) and literacy programs have used many different strategies and tools to recruit new students. A small sampling of Tennessee ABE programs shows the more effective recruitment strategies are word-of-mouth referrals; newspaper advertisements and articles; fliers; brochures; posters, radio messages, and public service…

Kohring, Aaron

411

The 1986 Literacy Tutor Coordination Program: A Report to the Legislature Pursuant to Chapter 312, Laws of 1986 (ESSB 4762).  

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A $100,000 appropriation for fiscal year 1986 directed the Washington State Board for Community College Education and the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish a pilot program for coordinating the efforts of volunteer literacy tutors. The 12 projects funded by the program recruited and trained 1,473 volunteer tutors and…

Carbone, Gilbert J.

412

Pen 2 Paper 2 Power: Lessons from an Arts-Based Literacy Program Serving Somali Immigrant Youth  

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This study illustrates the ways in which the practices of two instructors in an arts-based, after-school literacy program serving Somali youth provide insights for teaching urban immigrant students. It draws on a qualitative self-study that examines the experiences and practices of the researchers in the development and implementation of a program

Lozenski, Brian; Smith, Chelda

2012-01-01

413

The Predictive Validity of the Preschool Early Literacy Individual Growth and Development Indicators (EL-IGDIS) on State Test Scores Using an Urban, Low-Income Population  

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There is a growing body of literature linking curriculum based measurements and general outcome measures to state test outcomes. With an increasing focus on the early identification of students at risk for academic failure, the present study investigated the predictive validity of preschool early literacy general outcome measures (GOMs) in a low…

Smith, Steven L.

2009-01-01

414

UMBC Department of Education Early Childhood Education Personnel Preparation Program  

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UMBC Department of Education Early Childhood Education Personnel Preparation Program Procedures, Early Childhood Education Department of Education UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250 #12;UMBC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD PERSONNEL PREPARATION PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION Present Date

Adali, Tulay

415

The Early Childhood Project: A 5Year Longitudinal Investigation of Children’s Literacy Development in Sociocultural Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The Early Childhood Project examined the intimate culture of young children’s homes, defined by a confluence of parental beliefs, recurrent activities, and interactive processes,\\u000a and the relation between that intimate culture and the children’s literacy development. The children in the 5-year longitudinal\\u000a study came from low- and middle-income families of European-American and African-American heritage. Families joined the project\\u000a when the

Susan Sonnenschein; Linda Baker; Robert Serpell

416

Linking Language: Simple Language and Literacy Activities throughout the Curriculum.  

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This book provides practical, everyday activities to weave language development and early literacy activities into the daily schedule in an early childhood education program. The chapters are organized by areas common in most early childhood environments: (1) circle time; (2) snack time; (3) dramatic play; (4) outdoor play; (5) art; (6) sand and…

Rockwell, Robert; Hoge, Debra Reichert; Searcy, Bill

417

A Spotlight on Preschool: The Influence of Family Factors on Children’s Early Literacy Skills  

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Rationale Phonological awareness, letter knowledge, oral language (including sentence recall) and rapid automatised naming are acknowledged within-child predictors of literacy development. Separate research has identified family factors including socio-economic status, parents’ level of education and family history. However, both approaches have left unexplained significant amounts of variance in literacy outcomes. This longitudinal study sought to improve prospective classification accuracy for young children at risk of literacy failure by adding two new family measures (parents’ phonological awareness and parents’ perceived self-efficacy), and then combining the within-child and family factors. Method Pre-literacy skills were measured in 102 four year olds (46 girls and 56 boys) at the beginning of Preschool, and then at the beginning and end of Kindergarten, when rapid automatised naming was also measured. Family factors data were collected at the beginning of Preschool, and children’s literacy outcomes were measured at the end of Year 1 (age 6–7 years). Results Children from high-risk backgrounds showed poorer literacy outcomes than low-risk students, though three family factors (school socio-economic status, parents’ phonological awareness, and family history) typically accounted for less Year 1 variance than the within-child factors. Combining these family factors with the end of Kindergarten within-child factors provided the most accurate classification (i.e., sensitivity?=?.85; specificity?=?.90; overall correct?=?.88). Implications Our approach would identify at-risk children for intervention before they began to fail. Moreover, it would be cost-effective because although few at-risk children would be missed, allocation of unnecessary educational resources would be minimised. PMID:24751691

Heath, Steve M.; Bishop, Dorothy V. M.; Bloor, Kimberley E.; Boyle, Gemma L.; Fletcher, Janet; Hogben, John H.; Wigley, Charles A.; Yeong, Stephanie H. M.

2014-01-01

418

Do We Need to Understand the Technology to Get to the Science? A Systematic Review of the Concept of Computer Literacy in Preventive Health Programs  

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Objective: To systematically review definitions and descriptions of computer literacy as related to preventive health education programs. Method: A systematic review of the concept of computer literacy as related to preventive health education was conducted. Empirical studies published between 1994 and 2007 on prevention education programs with a…

Dominick, Gregory M.; Friedman, Daniela B.; Hoffman-Goetz, Laurie

2009-01-01

419

Oakland Readers. A Book of Life Stories Told by Students in the Second Start Adult Literacy Program. Levels One-Four.  

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This set of Oakland Readers consists of four books of oral histories edited on four reading levels. Each book contains life stories told by students in the Second Start Adult Literacy Program. The books are intended for use by tutors and adult students/new readers in adult literacy programs. Life stories of eight students appear in each book. In…

Lamb, Jessica, Ed.

420

Teaching and Learning in Preschool: Using Individually Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Literacy Instruction.  

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This book presents a preschool framework that integrates literacy activities into content area lessons while embedding instruction within adult-child social interactions and realistic, playful activities tailored to each child's individual needs. Chapter 1 of the book delineates the theory and rationale behind the framework, and outlines essential…

Venn, Elizabeth Claire; Jahn, Monica Dacy

421

Literacy in the Early Years in New Zealand: Policies, Politics and Pressing Reasons for Change  

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Although priding itself on high rates of literacy achievement, New Zealand's track record in the last two decades has noticeably declined. Successive New Zealand governments have invested heavily in trying to redress this decline with limited success. Demographic changes in population due to immigration provide a partial explanation, but arguably,…

McLachlan, Claire; Arrow, Alison

2011-01-01

422

Technology and Literacy in Early Childhood Educational Settings: A Review of Research  

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This literature review provides an overview of research into technology and literacy for children aged 0-8 in educational settings from 2003-2009. The article begins by exploring the different assumptions about the role of digital texts that underpin the studies considered, identifying three loose categories of studies which position technology…

Burnett, Cathy

2010-01-01

423

Early Development of Language and Literacy Skills of an Extremely Precocious Reader.  

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A case study documented the emergence of literacy in an extremely precocious reader between the ages of 2 years, 7 months and 3 years, 2 months. The case study examined the relation between the subject's oral language and reading development; the bases of his word identification; the relation between his reading and writing development; and…

Henderson, Sally J.; Jackson, Nancy Ewald

424

Promoting Early Literacy through Rhyme Detection Activities during Head Start Circle-Time.  

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Investigated the effect of developmentally appropriate literacy interventions integrated into circle time in a Head Start setting on the detection of rhyme by 4-5 year olds. Found that the group receiving phonological-awareness treatment performed better on a rhyme detection test than the semantic intervention group. (JPB)

Majsterek, David J.; Shorr, David N.; Erion, Virginia L.

2000-01-01

425

Longitudinal Twin Study of Early Literacy Development: Preschool through Grade 1  

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Grade 1 literacy skills of twin children in Australia (New South Wales) and the United States (Colorado) were explored in a genetically sensitive design (N = 319 pairs). Analyses indicated strong genetic influence on word and nonword identification, reading comprehension, and spelling. Rapid naming showed more modest, though reliable, genetic…

Byrne, Brian; Samuelsson, Stefan; Wadsworth, Sally; Hulslander, Jacqueline; Corley, Robin; DeFries, John C.; Quain, Peter; Willcutt, Erik G.; Olson, Richard K.

2007-01-01

426

Effective Read-Alouds for Early Literacy: A Teacher's Guide for PreK-1  

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Sharing high-quality storybooks and nonfiction books not only is enjoyable for young children and teachers--it is also a powerful way to build crucial literacy skills. This engaging guide provides effective strategies for selecting books and using read-alouds to develop children's oral language, vocabulary, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge,…

Beauchat, Katherine A.; Blamey, Katrin L.; Philippakos, Zoi A.

2012-01-01

427

Playful Dialogues of a Bilingual Child in Everyday Conversations: Foundations of Early Literacy  

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Many young children of Mexican heritage enter U.S. schools with knowledge of two language systems and emergent biliterate abilities. Bilingualism in young children may go unnoticed when instructional practices favor English. This case study describes how Lucía's bilingualism and emergent biliteracy parallel competencies essential to literacy

Soto Huerta, Mary Esther; Riojas-Cortez, Mari

2014-01-01

428

A Small Corner of the Iceberg: Changing Trends in Early School Literacy in China  

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Literacy practices and sociocultural contexts have greatly defined and influenced each other. The role language plays in mobilizing both revolution and progress is well delineated in Congchao Hua's article comparing language learning curriculum in China over three decades, from the 1970s to the 2000s. The universality of the social and political…

Hua, Congchao

2013-01-01

429

Early Adopters: Playing New Literacies and Pretending New Technologies in Print-Centric Classrooms  

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In this article, semiotic analysis of children's practices and designs with video game conventions considers how children use play and drawing as spatializing literacies that make room to import imagined technologies and user identities. Microanalysis of video data of classroom interactions collected during a three year ethnographic study of…

Wohlwend, Karen E.

2009-01-01

430

Developmentally Appropriate New Media Literacies: Supporting Cultural Competencies and Social Skills in Early Childhood Education  

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Young children explore their world through manipulatives, playing with "technology" that may or may not be digital. To this end, I offer an exploration into how the existing framework of the New Media Literacies (NMLs) paradigm set forth by Henry Jenkins (2006) in "Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st…

Alper, Meryl

2013-01-01

431

Promoting School Success: Developing Social Skills and Early Literacy in Head Start Classrooms  

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This article reports the results of a pilot intervention to improve the social skills and literacy preparation of behaviorally at-risk Head Start children. Teachers in eight Head Start classrooms in two Oregon communities participated during the 2002-03 school year. Children in eight classrooms were screened and identified for participation using…

Gunn, Barbara; Feil, Ed; Seeley, John; Severson, Herb; Walker, Hill M.

2006-01-01

432

An Evaluation of a Pilot Early Intervention Phonemic Awareness Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This researcher evaluated the impact of an emergent literacy intervention program implemented in a suburban New York school district. The researcher examined archival data collected by the district during the 2010-2011 school year. The sample consisted of 171 general education kindergarten students from two of five elementary schools in this…

Wilkowski, Theresa

2012-01-01

433

Literacy Skills in Children With Cochlear Implants: The Importance of Early Oral Language and Joint Storybook Reading  

PubMed Central

The goal of this study was to longitudinally examine relationships between early factors (child and mother) that may influence children's phonological awareness and reading skills 3 years later in a group of young children with cochlear implants (N = 16). Mothers and children were videotaped during two storybook interactions, and children's oral language skills were assessed using the “Reynell Developmental Language Scales, third edition.” Three years later, phonological awareness, reading skills, and language skills were assessed using the “Phonological Awareness Test,” the “Woodcock–Johnson-III Diagnostic Reading Battery,” and the “Oral Written Language Scales.” Variables included in the data analyses were child (age, age at implant, and language skills) and mother factors (facilitative language techniques) and children's phonological awareness and reading standard scores. Results indicate that children's early expressive oral language skills and mothers’ use of a higher level facilitative language technique (open-ended question) during storybook reading, although related, each contributed uniquely to children's literacy skills. Individual analyses revealed that the children with expressive standard scores below 70 at Time 1 also performed below average (<85) on phonological awareness and total reading tasks 3 years later. Guidelines for professionals are provided to support literacy skills in young children with cochlear implants. PMID:18417463

Ambrose, Sophie E.; Eisenberg, Laurie S.

2009-01-01

434

Formal and informal home learning activities in relation to children's early numeracy and literacy skills: the development of a home numeracy model.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to propose and test a model of children's home numeracy experience based on Sénéchal and LeFevre's home literacy model (Child Development, 73 (2002) 445-460). Parents of 183 children starting kindergarten in the fall (median child age=58 months) completed an early home learning experiences questionnaire. Most of the children whose parents completed the questionnaire were recruited for numeracy and literacy testing 1 year later (along with 32 children from the inner city). Confirmatory factor analyses were used to reduce survey items, and hierarchical regression analyses were used to predict the relation among parents' attitudes, academic expectations for their children, reports of formal and informal numeracy, and literacy home practices on children's test scores. Parental reports of formal home numeracy practices (e.g., practicing simple sums) predicted children's symbolic number system knowledge, whereas reports of informal exposure to games with numerical content (measured indirectly through parents' knowledge of children's games) predicted children's non-symbolic arithmetic, as did numeracy attitudes (e.g., parents' enjoyment of numeracy). The home literacy results replicated past findings; parental reports of formal literacy practices (e.g., helping their children to read words) predicted children's word reading, whereas reports of informal experiences (i.e., frequency of shared reading measured indirectly through parents' storybook knowledge) predicted children's vocabulary. These findings support a multifaceted model of children's early numeracy environment, with different types of early home experiences (formal and informal) predicting different numeracy outcomes. PMID:24462995

Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; Sowinski, Carla; LeFevre, Jo-Anne

2014-05-01

435

Developing Tools for Assessing and Using Commercially Available Reading Software Programs to Promote the Development of Early Reading Skills in Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As computers become an increasingly ubiquitous part of young children's lives there is a need to examine how best to harness digital technologies to promote learning in early childhood education contexts. The development of emergent literacy skills is 1 domain for which numerous software programs are available for young learners. In this study, we…

Wood, Eileen; Gottardo, Alexandra; Grant, Amy; Evans, Mary Ann; Phillips, Linda; Savage, Robert

2012-01-01

436

Where Are the Women? A Report into Issues Related to Women's Access to Workplace Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated provision of workplace literacy courses available for women in female-dominated industries and women's access to and participation in those courses. A literature review revealed very little research on the required increased literacy skills in Australia and no previous studies on women's access to workplace literacy courses in…

Milton, Marion

437

Writing Programs as Distributed Networks: A Materialist Approach to University-Community Digital Media Literacy  

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This article addresses how community-university digital media literacy projects are redefining literacy, literate practices, and institutions. Using Actor-Network Theory (ANT), which emphasizes the organizing process itself, I analyze the shifting definitions of literacy within one particular university-community collaboration. My analysis…

Comstock, Michelle

2006-01-01

438

An Ecobehavioral analysis of teacher and classroom factors influencing preschoolers' literacy engagement  

E-print Network

increase children's literacy engagement. Participants of this study were selected from preschool classrooms that participated in an Early Reading First (ERF) program serving low-income children in a Midwestern urban area.Two out of the nine classrooms were...

Lee, Younwoo

2012-05-31

439

Is Early Literacy Intervention Effective for English Language Learners? Evidence from Reading Recovery  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literacy achievement of 25,601 first-grade students who received Reading Recovery tutoring services, from school year 1992-93 to 1997-98, is examined in order to evaluate the performance of children in this group who were English language learners. The children in the Reading Recovery Group were compared with a Random Sample Group of 18,363 first graders drawn from the classroom population

Jane Ashdown

440

Auditory temporal-regularity processing correlates with language and literacy skill in early adulthood  

PubMed Central

This work tests the hypothesis that language skill depends on the ability to incorporate streams of sound into an accurate temporal framework. We tested the ability of young English-speaking adults to process single time intervals and rhythmic sequences of such intervals, hypothesized to be relevant to the analysis of the temporal structure of language. The data implicate a specific role for the ability to process beat-based temporal regularities in phonological language and literacy skill. PMID:24168197

Grube, Manon; Cooper, Freya E.; Griffiths, Timothy D.

2013-01-01

441

CONTEST RULES Dancing Lights is a science--in--literacy program for students in grades 3--5 in  

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CONTEST RULES Dancing Lights is a science--in--literacy program for students in grades 3/myth: Write a short story about aurora or create your own myth with illustrations · Misc: Any other art. Winners and their families will be invited to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

442

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.  

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The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Charlottesville, Virginia) conducted a project that involved training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, and computer assisted programs. The project served a population of 100,000-200,000, and targeted the homeless, workforce/workplace learning, and adult non- and new-readers. Tutoring was…

Morris, Karen L.; Porter, Connie

443

National Workplace Literacy Program. Garment-Related Bilingual (English and Chinese) Broadcast Lessons. Book 1 and 2.  

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A compilation of transcripts of 100 bilingual English/Chinese broadcast lessons for workers in the garment industry is presented. The lessons are part of the New York Chinatown Manpower Project's Workplace Literacy Program. With the support of the Sino Radio Broadcast Corporation, the lessons are broadcast daily in the morning and again after the…

Chan, Ha Yin

444

Assessing and Acknowledging Learning through Non-Accredited Community Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programs: Support Document  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Support Document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report, "Assessing and Acknowledging Learning through Non-Accredited Community Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programs," and is an added resource for further information. There were five phases of this project: Phase 1 comprised further interrogation of…

Dymock, Darryl; Billett, Stephen

2008-01-01

445

Mother-Child Book Reading of Latino Families in Family Literacy Programs: Variations by Demographic Characteristics and Language Use  

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This study examined mother-child book reading of immigrant, low-income Latino families in family literacy programs. A total of 92 Latino children (4 to 5 years old) and their mothers were observed reading a book together. The affective quality of mother-child behaviors and the type of maternal talk occurred during book reading were coded. During…

Jung, Youngok

2009-01-01

446

Head Start Program Quality: Examination of Classroom Quality and Parent Involvement in Predicting Children's Vocabulary, Literacy, and Mathematics Achievement Trajectories  

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Guided by a developmental-ecological framework and Head Start's two-generational approach, this study examined two dimensions of Head Start program quality, classroom quality and parent involvement and their unique and interactive contribution to children's vocabulary, literacy, and mathematics skills growth from the beginning of Head Start…

Wen, Xiaoli; Bulotsky-Shearer, Rebecca J.; Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie L.; Korfmacher, Jon

2012-01-01

447

Lessons Learned from a State-Funded Workplace Literacy Program. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper No. 09-146  

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Findings from an evaluation of a workplace literacy program funded by the State of Indiana are presented. Working with employers, providers were given considerable latitude to design their own training regimens. The state awarded certificates to workers who achieved certain levels of proficiency in reading, math, critical thinking, problem solving…

Hollenbeck, Kevin; Timmeney, Bridget

2009-01-01

448

Linking Shared Meaning to Emergent Literacy: Looking through the Lens of Culture  

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A direct pathway to children's literacy forms through the development of shared meaning. Proto-narrative construction and social pretend play with peers can be important tools in children's developing emergent literacy. Early child-care programs provide relatively little unstructured time. To reemphasize shared meaning in the lives of children,…

Howes, Carollee; Wishard, Alison Gallwey

2004-01-01

449

Supplementing Literacy Instruction with a Media-Rich Intervention: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial  

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This study investigates whether a curriculum supplement organized as a sequence of teacher-led literacy activities using digital content from public educational television programs can improve early literacy outcomes of low-income preschoolers. The study sample was 436 children in 80 preschool classrooms in California and New York. Preschool…

Penuel, William R.; Bates, Lauren; Gallagher, Lawrence P.; Pasnik, Shelley; Llorente, Carlin; Townsend, Eve; Hupert, Naomi; Dominguez, Ximena; VanderBorght, Mieke

2012-01-01

450

Early speech- and language-impaired children: linguistic, literacy, and social outcomes.  

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The aim of this study was to follow-up prospectively a cohort of preschool children originally recruited from successive referrals to speech and language therapy community clinics and to investigate their linguistic, literacy, and social outcomes at 7 to 10 years of age. Three hundred and fifty children aged 84 to 113 months (mean age 99.9mo [SD 5.4mo]) were singletons from monolingual backgrounds where there was concern about their speech and language development. Children who had severe learning difficulties, autism, oromotor deficits, dysfluency, or dysphonia were excluded. Altogether 196 (56%), 134 males and 62 females, were seen at follow-up. A control group of children who had never been referred for speech and language therapy, 57% of whom were males, was also recruited (n=94; mean age 104.4mo [SD 6.8mo]). All children were assessed on standardized measures of speech, language, and literacy. Teachers and parents completed questionnaires on educational and social outcomes. In total, 139 children in the cohort were within the normal range on standardized language assessments. About 30% of the original cohort of children continue to struggle with language, literacy, and social difficulties. The study demonstrates the long-term nature of language impairment and reinforces the need for awareness among professionals in child development and education of the ongoing needs of this population of children. PMID:16700942

Glogowska, Margaret; Roulstone, Sue; Peters, Tim J; Enderby, Pam

2006-06-01

451

Technological Learning after School: A Study of the Communication Dimensions of Technological Literacy in Three Informal Education Programs for Female and Minority Youth  

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This dissertation asks how the communication dimensions of technological literacy are understood in three informal education programs in Texas that aim to bridge the digital divide for female and low-income minority youth. Technological literacy is a prerequisite for economic, political, and cultural equality, yet different rationales for…

Cunningham, Carolyn Michelle

2009-01-01

452

Early career choice: an unsuccessful program.  

PubMed

During the 1960s, early educational specialization and increasingly elective curricula were promoted as instructional advances. More recently, early educational specialization has been suggested as a solution to high educational costs and knowledge overload. In 1973 the McGill University Faculty of Medicine introduced a program of early specialization ("streaming") in the senior clerkship. The streams were: medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and family medicine. The streams emphasized their own clinical areas but not to the exclusion of other subjects. After three years, streaming was disbanded as students chose the medicine stream with increasing frequency. Streaming may have contributed to poorer class performance on licensing examinations. Responses of the students to questionnaires revealed that streaming did not lead to an early career choice and that the students did not use electives to fill in perceived gaps. The students often chose streams independent of career plans. Thus, it was concluded that early specialization did not hold promise as a solution to the issues of educational costs or knowledge overload. PMID:6887213

Dauphinee, W D; Patel, V L

1983-09-01

453

Literacy Assessment in the Service of Literacy Policy.  

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Literacy policy has often developed independently of other social and employment programs. As a consequence, literacy tends to become an end unto itself, and assessment is directed more toward academic, archival ends than toward policy evaluation. Many justifications given for large-scale literacy programs are not based upon empirical data.…

Venezky, Richard L.

454

Young Children's Engagement with Digital Texts and Literacies in the Home: Pressing Matters for the Teaching of English in the Early Years of Schooling  

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Research has established young children's increasing use of computers and other new technologies in the home. Yet, teaching about digital texts and digital practices most often appears as an addition to early literacy instruction in classrooms where "business-as-usual" maintains an emphasis on print and print-based texts. This article examines two…

Davidson, Christina

2009-01-01

455

Focus for Impact: The PacifiCorp Foundation for Learning's Early Childhood Literacy Initiative. Principles for Effective Education Grantmaking. Case in Brief Number 5  

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To better advance its mission of promoting lifelong learning, the PacifiCorp Foundation committed in 2001 to begin devoting 20 percent of its grantmaking budget to a long-term, multi-year initiative to support a small number of grantees; trustees chose the area of early literacy for its first initiative. "Focus for Impact" is intended to help…

Grantmakers for Education, 2012

2012-01-01

456

Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA): An Instructor's Development and Evaluation of an Embedded Signature Assessment in an Early Childhood Literacy Course  

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As of May 2014, all candidates for teacher certification in New York State must successfully complete the teacher performance assessment (edTPA). This article describes an assignment piloted in an early childhood literacy class as an embedded signature assessment and has three goals: to explain the context that led to the development of the…

Noel, Andrea M.

2014-01-01

457

Concurrent Validity and Diagnostic Accuracy of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills and the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing  

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The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the concurrent validity of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) with the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP), and (b) explore the diagnostic accuracy of the DIBELS in predicting CTOPP performance using suggested and alternative cut-scores. Eighty-six students…

Hintze, John M.; Ryan, Amanda L.; Stoner, Gary

2003-01-01

458

PROGRAM GUIDE BA IN EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION  

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PROGRAM GUIDE BA IN EDUCATION ­ SPECIALIZATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I. Benchmark Point 1 Communities II: Early Childhood (TLCII), and Educational Technology. G. Ratings of "Meets Expectations: Early Childhood, Educational Technology, Growth and Learning: Birth ­ 5 years, Language Development

Rusu, Adrian

459

Think Scientifically: The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory's Elementary Science Literacy Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The pressure to focus on math and reading at the elementary level has increased in recent years. As a result, science education has taken a back seat in elementary classrooms. The Think Scientifically book series provides a way for science to easily integrate with existing math and reading curriculum. This story-based science literature program integrates a classic storybook format with solar science concepts, to make an educational product that meets state literacy standards. Each story is accompanied by hands-on labs and activities that teachers can easily conduct in their classrooms with minimal training and materials, as well as math and language arts extensions. These books are being distributed through teacher workshops and conferences, and are available free at http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/epo/educators/thinkscientifically.php.

Van Norden, Wendy M.

2013-07-01

460

Beyond Decoding: Literacy and Libraries.  

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This issue contains 21 articles discussing library-sponsored literacy programs, tutoring and programming techniques, and state and national efforts. The articles include: (1) "Beyond Decoding: Literacy and Libraries--Introduction" (Amy Spaulding); (2) "Libraries: Natural Centers for Literacy" (Jacqueline Cook); (3) "Kids Who Read Can Succeed"…

Bookmark, 1992

1992-01-01

461

Adult Literacy and National Development.  

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The causal relationship among adult literacy, social evolution, and economic development has traditionally made adult literacy programs a priority in developing nations. To develop effective adult literacy programs, educational planners must consider a variety of linguistic, cultural, economic, and political needs. First of all, planners must…

Miller, Harry G.; Shapiro, Freddy L.

462

Relationship between Emergent Literacy and Early Social-Emotional Development in Preschool Children from Low-Income Backgrounds  

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Sixty-one preschool children and their parents and teachers participated in a cross-sectional study of the social-emotional correlates of emergent literacy skills. The children's emergent literacy skills were assessed with the standard language and literacy tests: "Expressive Vocabulary Test, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test" (third…

Tan, Minghua; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer

2013-01-01

463

Development of emergent literacy and early reading skills in preschool children: Evidence from a latent-variable longitudinal study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although research has identified oral language, print knowledge, and phonological sensitivity as important emergent literacy skills for the development of reading, few studies have examined the relations between these aspects of emergent literacy or between these skills during preschool and during later reading. This study examined the joint and unique predictive significance of emergent literacy skills for both later emergent

Christopher J. Lonigan; Stephen R. Burgess; Jason L. Anthony

2000-01-01

464

Development of Emergent Literacy and Early Reading Skills in Preschool Children: Evidence From a Latent-Variable Longitudinal Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although research has identified oral language, print knowledge, and phonological sensitivity as important emergent literacy skills for the development of reading, few studies have examined the relations between these aspects of emergent literacy or between these skills during preschool and during later reading. This study examined the joint and unique predictive significance of emergent literacy skills for both later emergent

Christopher J. Lonigan; Stephen R. Burgess; Jason L. Anthony

2000-01-01

465

Parental Writing Support and Preschoolers' Early Literacy, Language, and Fine Motor Skills  

PubMed Central

The current study examines the nature and variability of parents' aid to preschoolers in the context of a shared writing task, as well as the relations between this support and children's literacy, vocabulary, and fine motor skills. In total, 135 preschool children (72 girls) and their parents (primarily mothers) in an ethnically diverse, middle-income community were observed while writing a semi-structured invitation for a pretend birthday party together. Children's phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, word decoding, vocabulary, and fine motor skills were also assessed. Results revealed that parents provided variable, but generally low–level, support for children's approximation of sound-symbol correspondence in their writing (i.e., graphophonemic support), as well as for their production of letter forms (i.e., print support). Parents frequently accepted errors rather than asking for corrections (i.e., demand for precision). Further analysis of the parent-child dyads (n = 103) who wrote the child's name on the invitation showed that parents provided higher graphophonemic, but not print, support when writing the child's name than other words. Overall parental graphophonemic support was positively linked to children's decoding and fine motor skills, whereas print support and demand for precision were not related to any of the child outcomes. In sum, this study indicates that while parental support for preschoolers' writing may be minimal, it is uniquely linked to key literacy-related outcomes in preschool. PMID:25284957

Bindman, Samantha W.; Skibbe, Lori E.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Aram, Dorit; Morrison, Frederick J.

2014-01-01

466

Exploring environmental literacy in low-literate communities of Pakistan: A descriptive study to recommend strategies for planning environmental education programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The widely accepted definition of environmental education as stated by The Tbilisi Declaration of 1978 focuses on developing an environmentally literate citizenry which is capable of working "...individually and collectively toward solutions of current [environmental] problems and the prevention of new ones". The two basic tenets of environmental literacy are further defined in this study as the ability to understand environmental problems and the ability to address those environmental problems in a responsible manner. Acquisition of knowledge has also been considered an important element when developing environmental literacy programs. However, a large sector of the world population is non- or low-literate and communication is through channels other than the written word. The challenge for environmental educators is to reach the low-literate learners who have not had many opportunities to participate in formal education activities through established institutions. The purpose of this study was to describe levels of environmental literacy in communities with varying levels of formal literacy in two cities, Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan to determine the role formal literacy plays in enhancing environmental literacy and decision making in relation to age, sex, location, number of years spent in formal education, and the socio-economic status (SES) of adult learners. Based on the outcomes, recommendations were made for designing effective programs to ensure involvement of low-literate communities in established decision-making processes through relevant program planning. This study suggested strategies to program planners and environmental educators for designing programs that reach low-literate communities, highlight local environmental concerns, and empower these communities in addressing local environmental issues. A purposive sample was identified from the constituencies of five non-governmental organizations in Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan. Two instruments, one to measure levels of formal literacy, and the other to assess environmental literacy of the participants at the nominal, functional, and operational levels, were developed for this study. Negligible correlations were found between environmental literacy and the demographic or "external" variables of age, sex, location, number of years participants had spent in formal education institutions, socio-economic status, and formal literacy. However, some low and moderate positive correlations were found between formal literacy and age, sex, location, number of years participants had spent in formal education institutions, and socio-economic status of the participants. No correlations were found between environmental literacy and formal literacy indicating that the ability to read and write did not relate to environmental literacy or awareness in the participants.

Daudi, Sabiha Shafique

2000-10-01

467

Teaching Money Literacy in a Positive Youth Development Program: The Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong  

PubMed Central

In view of the high impact of materialistic orientation among children and adolescents, financial educational programs are provided as preventive measures. Without a clear framework, it is impossible to evaluate these programs. The goals of this paper are threefold. Firstly, the phenomena related to adolescent materialistic orientation and its associated problems in Hong Kong are examined. Secondly, the concept of financial education as a preventive measure is reviewed. Both board and narrow definitions of money literacy are examined. A framework on money literacy for children and adolescents as a founding stone for financial education is proposed. The framework finds its support from a typology proposed by the authors and results from an integration of research findings on dimensions of the concepts of money and success. Finally, curriculum units for Grades 7 to 9 students in a positive youth development program (the Project P.A.T.H.S.) are developed using the framework. PMID:22194664

Lee, Tak Yan; Law, Ben M. F.

2011-01-01

468

Climate Literacy Initiatives as part of the TXESS (TeXas Earth and Space Science) Revolution Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For four years the National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored TeXas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution professional development program has helped teachers build a solid foundation in the geosciences through guided inquiry activities and lectures delivered by science experts. The professional development program comprises eight professional development academies and two summer institutes. Climate literacy has been a cross-cutting theme throughout the series of academies and institutes. Although we present a special emphasis on climate literacy in the 7th academy on Climate Change, the 8th academy on Humans at the Helm and the 2nd summer institute module on climate mitigation technology, activities related to climate literacy are woven into each academy. Examples of climate as a cross-cutting theme include a module on water and drought, including research on climate change through the analysis of deep-sea cores, and the effects on the Mayan population. Our distinguished lecturers bring in climate literacy as part of their presentations and programs: our Poking Holes into the Planet and Team Science professional development academy included two distinguished lecturers who brought current research results and educational materials from the ANDRILL (Antarctic Geological Drilling) program and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. Our Earth as a Habitable Planet professional development academy featured an activity on corals that used data to explore how higher than normal sea surface temperatures contribute to coral bleaching events. TXESS Revolution also works with our teachers to link them with other opportunities aligned with our professional development goals. With our assistance, one of our TXESS Revolution teachers sailed as part of the science team on Integrated Ocean Drilling Program expedition 317 to investigate sea level fluctuations in the Canterbury Basin offshore New Zealand, creating various resources (e.g., podcasts, blogs) to multiply the impact of her experience. TXESS Revolution teachers are also involved in two curriculum development projects led by TERC on Change Over Time (emphasis on the cryosphere) and Earth System Science: The Key to Climate Literacy with funding from NSF and NASA, respectively. With efforts such as these, the project is bringing improved climate literacy to 170 teachers from rural, suburban, and urban schools across Texas. These teachers reach a geographically, economically and ethnically diverse group of about 17,000 K-12 students of which 67% are minorities, a result that compares favorably with the demographics of the Texas school age population, currently 65.3 % minority.

Olson, H. C.; Ellins, K. K.; Snow, E.; Bryant, S. L.; Olson, J. E.; Castillo Comer, C. A.; Willis, M.; Odell, M.; Stocks, E.

2010-12-01

469

The Balanced Literacy Diet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes professional development program in Ontario school district to improve student reading and writing skills. Program used food-pyramid concepts to help teacher learn to provide a balanced and flexible approach to literacy instruction based on student needs. (PKP)

Willows, Dale

2002-01-01

470

Outstanding Results--Tomorrow's Challenge. Adult Education Changes Lives: Recipients of the 1998-1999 Secretary's Awards for Outstanding Adult Education and Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book profiles the achievements and best practices of 10 outstanding adult education and literacy education programs in nine states that received the 1998-99 Secretary's Awards from U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley. The programs were selected from 35 nominated programs using the following criteria: program design, instructional…

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.

471

Technology Education Symposium II. Program Theme: "Technological Literacy" (Menomonie, Wisconsin, May 1-2, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph summarizes 21 presentations from a symposium whose theme was technological literacy--an understanding of the impact of technological descisions. These presentations are divided into five categories. The six presentations in the section, The Context of Technology Education, focus on technological literacy for living in today's…

Smalley, Lee, Ed.

472

Agriculture and the Future. National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of an evaluation report and a curriculum guide from a National Workplace Literacy project designed to demonstrate the process and effects of literacy classes held in work environments through the Yakima Valley (Washington) Opportunities Industrialization Center. The report notes the following results: (1) of 1,976 workers…

Yakima Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center, WA.

473

The impacts of an invasive species citizen science training program on participant attitudes, behavior, and science literacy.  

PubMed

Citizen science can make major contributions to informal science education by targeting participants' attitudes and knowledge about science while changing human behavior towards the environment. We examined how training associated with an invasive species citizen science program affected participants in these areas. We found no changes in science literacy or overall attitudes between tests administered just before and after a one-day training program, matching results from other studies. However, we found improvements in science literacy and knowledge using context-specific measures and in self-reported intention to engage in pro-environmental activities. While we noted modest change in knowledge and attitudes, we found comparison and interpretation of these data difficult in the absence of other studies using similar measures. We suggest that alternative survey instruments are needed and should be calibrated appropriately to the pre-existing attitudes, behavior, and levels of knowledge in these relatively sophisticated target groups. PMID:23825234

Crall, Alycia W; Jordan, Rebecca; Holfelder, Kirstin; Newman, Gregory J; Graham, Jim; Waller, Donald M

2013-08-01

474

Measuring Early Spanish Literacy: Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance of the "Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Kindergarteners" in Spanish ("PALS español K")  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated the latent factor structure of the "Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Kindergarteners" in Spanish ("PALS español K"). Participants included 590 Spanish-speaking, public-school kindergarteners from five states. Three theoretically-guided factor structures were measured and tested with one half of our…

Huang, Francis L.; Ford, Karen L.; Invernizzi, Marcia; Fan, Xitao

2013-01-01

475

Using Physical Activity to Teach Academic Content: A Study of the Effects on Literacy in Head Start Preschoolers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The potential impact of increased physical activity on early literacy skills in preschool children has not been sufficiently explored. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 6 month, low cost, teacher-directed, academic program that delivered existing literacy lessons using physical activity in Head Start…

Kirk, Stacie M.; Vizcarra, Coleman R.; Looney, Erin C.; Kirk, Erik P.

2014-01-01

476

Changing Approaches to Workplace Literacy (Changes in Literacy).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes workplace literacy pilot programs carried out by the National Automotive Language and Literacy Coordination Unit in the Australian automotive industry. Discusses their systematic and integrated approach to language and literacy issues within the context of accredited mainstream training rather than via separate bridging or remedial…

Waterhouse, Peter J.; Deakin, Rosemary

1995-01-01

477

Evaluation of the Early Alert Program, Spring 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report evaluates the Early Alert program at Cuesta College (California). The report is divided into four main sections: services accessed, accessibility, actions taken as a result of receiving an Early Alert letter, and timing and utility of the Early Alert program. These are followed by the demography of the respondents, a brief background…

Cartnal, Ryan; Hagen, Peter F.

478

Literacy Outcomes of Children with Early Childhood Speech Sound Disorders: Impact of Endophenotypes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To demonstrate that early childhood speech sound disorders (SSD) and later school-age reading, written expression, and spelling skills are influenced by shared endophenotypes that may be in part genetic. Method: Children with SSD and their siblings were assessed at early childhood (ages 4-6 years) and followed at school age (7-12 years).…

Lewis, Barbara A.; Avrich, Allison A.; Freebairn, Lisa A.; Hansen, Amy J.; Sucheston, Lara E.; Kuo, Iris; Taylor, H. Gerry; Iyengar, Sudha K.; Stein, Catherine M.

2011-01-01

479

Family Literacy Schools, teachers and  

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lives. It is about how families: · Learn · Use literacy to do everyday tasks · Help children develop be initiated purposefully by a parent, or may occur spontaneously as parents and children go about the business interventions that promote young children's literacy development or programs which promote the literacy

Ellis, Randy

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Schooling effects on preschoolers’ self-regulation, early literacy, and language growth  

PubMed Central

The present study examined the influence of schooling during children’s first and second years of preschool for children who experienced different amounts of preschool (i.e., one or two years), but who were essentially the same chronological age. Children (n = 76) were tested in the fall and spring of the school year using measures of self-regulation, decoding, letter knowledge, and vocabulary. Using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), preschool was not associated with children’s development of self-regulation in either year. For decoding and letter knowledge, children finishing their second year of preschool had higher scores, although both groups of children grew similarly during the school year. Thus, our results suggest that the first and second years of preschool are both systematically associated with decoding and letter knowledge gains, and the effects are cumulative (two years predicted greater gains overall than did one year of preschool). Finally, children’s chronological age, and not whether they experienced one versus two years of preschool, predicted children’s vocabulary and self-regulation outcomes. Implications for preschool curricula and instruction are discussed, including the increasing emphasis on literacy learning prior to kindergarten entry and the need to address self-regulation development along with academic learning. PMID:24068856

Skibbe, Lori E.; Connor, Carol McDonald; Morrison, Frederick J.; Jewkes, Abigail M.

2010-01-01

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Five-Star Schools: Defining Quality in Early Childhood Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hakeem, Emily, Jose, and Latisha are all entering preschool in the fall. Their mothers are looking for the highest quality early childhood program they can find. Is there a guide for them to find a five-star program? Are all certified or accredited programs of equal quality? How do these parents and guardians know what defines quality in early

Hertzog, Nancy B.

2012-01-01

482

Early Head Start Participants, Programs, Families, and Staff in 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1994, the federal Early Head Start program was created to address the comprehensive needs of low-income children under age 3 and pregnant women. Since 1965, the Head Start program has served low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services. Programs provide services focused on the…

Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2008

2008-01-01

483

Notes on Literacy, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains the following articles: "Orthography and Identity in Cameroon" (Steven Bird); "Literacy Evaluation Tool" (Becky Feldpausch, Jean Nichols, Robin Rempel); "Kenyang Literacy Program" (Tanyi Eyong Mbuagbaw); "Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): A Brief Overview" (Ian Mowatt); "Adaptation of the Multi-Strategy Method for the Far North…

Moine-Boothe, Judith D., Ed.

2000-01-01

484

Literacy Tutoring Handbook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book investigates the depth of the illiteracy problem in the United States and the rationale and administration of a literacy-learning program. Based on some of the latest reading research, the authors provide a comprehensive up-to-date look at literacy tutoring. Following an introduction to the illiteracy problem, the book focuses on…

Siljander, Raymond P.; Reina, Jacqueline A.; Siljander, Roger A.

2005-01-01

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Cook It Up! A community-based cooking program for at-risk youth: overview of a food literacy intervention  

PubMed Central

Background In Canada, there are limited occasions for youth, and especially at-risk youth, to participate in cooking programs. The paucity of these programs creates an opportunity for youth-focused cooking programs to be developed, implemented, and evaluated with the goal of providing invaluable life skills and food literacy to this potentially vulnerable group. Thus, an 18-month community-based cooking program for at-risk youth was planned and implemented to improve the development and progression of cooking skills and food literacy. Findings This paper provides an overview of the rationale for and implementation of a cooking skills intervention for at-risk youth. The manuscript provides information about the process of planning and implementing the intervention as well as the evaluation plan. Results of the intervention will be presented elsewhere. Objectives of the intervention included the provision of applied food literacy and cooking skills education taught by local chefs and a Registered Dietitian, and augmented with fieldtrips to community farms to foster an appreciation and understanding of food, from 'gate to plate'. Eight at-risk youth (five girls and three boys, mean age = 14.6) completed the intervention as of November 2010. Pre-test cooking skills assessments were completed for all participants and post-test cooking skills assessments were completed for five of eight participants. Post intervention, five of eight participants completed in-depth interviews about their experience. Discussion The Cook It Up! program can provide an effective template for other agencies and researchers to utilize for enhancing existing programs or to create new applied cooking programs for relevant vulnerable populations. There is also a continued need for applied research in this area to reverse the erosion of cooking skills in Canadian society. PMID:22085523

2011-01-01

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An Evaluation of Early Reading First on Emergent Literacy Skills: Preschool through Middle of First Grade  

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Early Reading First is a federal initiative that seeks to buffer against the detrimental effects of poverty on children?s academic outcomes by incorporating all of the elements supported by scientifically-based reading research to address...

Tani-Prado, Sophia

2010-10-12

487

America's Literacy Directory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A service of the National Institute for Literacy and Partners, America's Literacy Directory is an online national database of literacy programs that connects employers, learners, volunteers, social service providers, and others to current information about literacy programs in all 50 states and US territories. The site offers program information for children, people with learning disabilities, and those users interested in the GED and other high school programs, as well as students who need help with reading, writing, and math. In addition, the site also lists programs for those interested in learning English as a second language. Users merely enter their zip code, city, and state; and the site will list the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of program facilities within 5 to 100 miles of your location.

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Health Literacy  

MedlinePLUS

... of 10 American adults have some problems with health literacy. Health literacy is the ability to get the health information ... decisions about your health and medical care. Low health literacy can harm your health. It can affect your ...

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Supporting English Literacy and Numeracy Learning for Indigenous Students in the Early Years. ACER Research Monograph 57  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite some improvements over time, national statistics point to a continuing gap in the average English literacy and numeracy achievement of Australian indigenous students when compared with non-indigenous students. A longitudinal study by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has been monitoring growth in the English literacy

Frigo, Tracey; Corrigan, Matthew; Adams, Isabelle; Hughes, Paul; Stephens, Maria; Woods, Davina

2003-01-01

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A review of "Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France" by Margaret W. Ferguson.  

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? for literacy acquisition, com- menting especially upon the ways in which such educators as Richard Mulcaster, Erasmus, Edmund Spenser, and Roger Bacon sought to shape notions of literacy. In Part Two, Ferguson dedicates a chapter each to de Pizan?s Livre de la...

Julie D. Campbell

2004-01-01

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Women, Literacy and Action: A Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook, to be used in literacy instruction programs, particularly with women, contains six articles concerning women and literacy written by women in Ontario. The articles are the following: "Feminism and Literacy" (Naomi Garber, Jenny Horsman, and Tracy Westell); "Looking at 'Ism's': Visible Minority Women and Literacy" (an interview with…

Breen, Mary, Ed.

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Health Literacy Training for Public Health Nurses in Fukushima: A Case-Study of Program Adaptation, Implementation and Evaluation  

PubMed Central

Health literacy comprises not only an individual’s ability to gain access to, understand and use health information, but also health care providers’ ability to make health information accessible and usable. The Fukushima nuclear accident has posed challenges related to the communication of radiation-related health information. Public health nurses are gatekeepers of community health in Japan, and have primary responsibility for communicating this complex information about science and risk to lay members of the community. A health literacy training program was designed to augment communication skills of participating nurses with two primary goals: changing communication practices and norms among public health nurses, and improving access to information for community residents. Training content incorporated an overview of health literacy skills (including numeracy), processes for assessing written materials and visual displays, as well as guidelines for text improvement. The workshop was spread across two days with two-hour sessions each day. A proximal post-training evaluation survey was conducted, followed by a more distal one-month follow-up evaluation to assess the application of learned skills in practice. Twenty-six nurses in Fukushima City attended the first trial. Post-training evaluations were highly positive, with agreement from 85-100% of participants on the appropriateness and usefulness of the workshop. During a one-month follow-up, the nurses reported applying new knowledge and skills to develop written materials. However, they faced difficulties sharing their new skills with colleagues and challenges changing work norms. Participants also encountered difficulties using graphics and explaining risks in practice. This paper highlights the importance of providing health literacy training opportunities for professionals to strengthen health system’s ability to accessible information and services. This program also serves as important reference for future disaster management efforts. PMID:25784828

GOTO, Aya; RUDD, Rima E.; LAI, Alden Yuanhong; YOSHIDA-KOMIYA, Hiromi

2014-01-01

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A National Road Map to a Climate Literate Society: Advancing Climate Literacy by Coordinating Federal Climate Change Educational Programs (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the 21st century, climate scientists expect Earth's temperature to continue increasing, very likely more than it did during the 20th century. Two anticipated results are rising global sea level and increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves, droughts, and floods. [IPCC 2007, USGCRP 2009] These changes will affect almost every aspect of human society, including economic prosperity, human and environmental health, and national security. Climate change will bring economic and environmental challenges as well as opportunities, and citizens who have an understanding of climate science will be better prepared to respond to both. Society needs citizens who understand the climate system and know how to apply that knowledge in their careers and in their engagement as active members of their communities. Climate change will continue to be a significant element of public discourse. Understanding the essential principles of climate science will enable all people to assess news stories and contribute to their everyday conversations as informed citizens. Key to our nations response to climate change will be a Climate Literate society that understands their influence on climate and climate’s influence on them and society. In order to ensure the nation increases its literacy, the Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Science document has been endorsed by the 13 Federal agencies that make up the US Global Change Research Program (http://globalchange.gov/resources/educators/climate-literacy) and twenty-four other science and educational institutions. This session will explore the coordinated efforts by the federal agencies and partner organizations to ensure a climate literate society. "Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences: A Guide for Individuals and Communities" produced by the U.S. Global Change Research Program in March 2009

Niepold, F.; Karsten, J. L.

2009-12-01

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Children's Early Literacy Growth in Relation to Classmates' Self-Regulation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classmates' academic skill level (peer effects) is emerging as an important predictor of individual student achievement, particularly in the early grades. However, less is known about the influence of peer effects with regard to classmates' self-regulation skills and whether they are associated with students' academic gains. Examining this is the…

Skibbe, Lori E.; Phillips, Beth M.; Day, Stephanie L.; Brophy-Herb, Holly E.; Connor, Carol M.

2012-01-01

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Sociocultural Diversity and Literacy Teaching in Complex Times: The Challenges for Early Childhood Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With globalization, increased mobility of families, and the resultant changes to the social and cultural profiles of many countries, early childhood education is in an exciting, challenging, and, in some ways, uncomfortable position. For many years, teachers have been influenced by developmentalists as they have tried to respond to the diverse…

Potter, Gillian

2007-01-01

496

The Early Grade Reading Assessment: Applications and Interventions to Improve Basic Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book highlights the experience of Liberia in both assessing and improving reading in primary schools. As a result of an Early Grade Reading Assessment, the Ministry of Education and partners, including the United States Agency for International Development, came together to identify and develop strategies for improving reading in schools.…

Gove, Amber, Ed.; Wetterberg, Anna, Ed.

2011-01-01

497

Engaging Children with Print: Building Early Literacy Skills through Quality Read-Alouds  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet…

Justice, Laura M.; Sofka, Amy E.

2010-01-01

498

Elementary education and the practices of literacy in Catholic girls’ schools in early modern Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

Girls’ schools in the early modern era were largely run by nuns and can therefore be distinguished as Catholic institutions of learning. These schools flourished in the Catholic parts of Europe since the turn of the seventeenth century. Despite their focus on religious education, elementary skills such as reading, writing and sometimes arithmetic were taught as well. Based on curricula,

Andreas Rutz

2012-01-01

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Elementary education and the practices of literacy in Catholic girls’ schools in early modern Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

Girls’ schools in the early modern era were largely run by nuns and can therefore be distinguished as Catholic institutions of learning. These schools flourished in the Catholic parts of Europe since the turn of the seventeenth century. Despite their focus on religious education, elementary skills such as reading, writing and sometimes arithmetic were taught as well. Based on curricula,

Andreas Rutz

2011-01-01

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Technology and Early Braille Literacy: Using the Mountbatten Pro Brailler in Primary-Grade Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the Early Braille Readers Project, which provided a Mountbatten Pro Brailler and peripheral equipment to 20 kindergarteners, first-, and second graders in Texas. The project included training and support in the form of site visits and teacher training for both teachers of students with visual impairments and classroom…

Cooper, Holly L.; Nichols, Sharon K.

2007-01-01