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SLIC: An Early Literacy Program for Classroom Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Supporting Literacy in the Classroom (SLIC), an early literacy program for classroom teachers that was developed in an urban school district. Discusses the components of the SLIC program: read alouds, shared reading, guided reading, and interactive writing. Reviews successful early literacy programs and describes classroom methods to…

Herb, Beth S.; Bufalino, Janet M.

1997-01-01

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Developing Microcomputer Programs for Early Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through an adaptation of a language experience approach, microcomputer programs were designed to develop the literacy skills of four 4-year-old nursery school children. In order to document the design process, the intervention procedures, and their effects, case studies were made. Instruction was based on a highly interactive strategy with short,…

Moxley, Roy A.; Barry, Pamela J.

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Literacy Behaviors of Preschool Children Participating in an Early Intervention Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report examines the teacher-reported early literacy behaviors of 2,759 preschool children who participated in a state-supported, early-intervention preschool program. Preschool teachers ( n = 240) completed the Literacy Competence Checklist for all c...

J. W. Lloyd K. A. Burgess K. L. Sayeski R. C. Planta

2001-01-01

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Early Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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Susan Hill

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A Parent Training Early Intervention Program in Preschool Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project investigating the effects on parent attitudes and child performance of a planned parent intervention program stressing specific parent training in literacy concepts and practices was undertaken with lower socioeconomic group families with children aged three to five. The parents attended four workshops emphasizing aspects of literacy

Lujan, Mary Estelle; And Others

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Early Literacy Program, Grades 1 and 2, 1992-93. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study evaluated the Early Literacy program that served 2,278 underachieving pupils in grades one (1,655) and two (623) who appeared unlikely to learn to read successfully without additional reading instruction. The Early Literacy program teacher and each small group of pupils worked together each day for 40-45 minutes on reading and writing…

Pollock, John S.

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Early Literacy Program for Students with Significant Developmental Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated the impact of a curriculum called the Early Literacy Skills Builder on the language and early literacy skills of students with significant developmental disabilities. Students in the control group received the ongoing sight word and picture instruction prescribed by their individualized education programs. Results indicate…

Browder, Diane M.; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Courtade, Ginevra; Gibbs, Susan L.; Flowers, Claudia

2008-01-01

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Animal Crackers, Milk, and a Good Book: Creating a Successful Early Childhood Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an early childhood literacy program called Begin with Books and provides ideas for starting up, finding, and administering similar programs in public libraries. Topics include corporate sponsors; staffing; partnering with community organizations; training; scheduling; and budget information. (LRW)

Oakes, Susan; Virbick, Diane E.

2001-01-01

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Transforming Early Literacy Instruction: An Effectiveness Study of the Local Literacy Provider Training Program in Macedonia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the effectiveness of the Local Literacy Provider Training (LLPT) program in the Republic of Macedonia through customized application of Desimone's (2009) Core Conceptual Framework for Effectiveness Studies of Professional Development. Findings confirm the alignment of the LLPT design to research-based elements of effective…

Westrick, Jan

2012-01-01

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"Read My Story!" Using the Early Authors Program to Promote Early Literacy among Diverse, Urban Preschool Children in Poverty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article evaluates the utility of the Early Authors Program, a 12-month early literacy intervention emphasizing highly meaningful language interactions that was implemented in childcare facilities in an ethnically and linguistically diverse, urban, low-income community. Children learn to be writers and readers by creating their own…

Bernhard, Judith K.; Winsler, Adam; Bleiker, Charles; Ginieniewicz, Jorge; Madigan, Amy L.

2008-01-01

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Early Literacy: Emerging Perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the historical and theoretical contexts that have contributed to the concept of readiness, in particular reading readiness. It provides a comparison of influential emerging perspectives on early literacy and suggests that an exploration of the assumptions that undergird early literacy instruction can be a useful starting point for discussion of the nature of literacy and the processes

Patricia A. Crawford

1995-01-01

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Invitations to Families in an Early Literacy Support Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers know that when families are involved meaningfully in schools, students perform better in academic, behavioral, and emotional domains. This article describes a project designed to enhance the quality of children's literacy interactions with family members and simultaneously increase family involvement at school. The level of participation…

Waldbart, Adria; Meyers, Barbara; Meyers, Joel

2006-01-01

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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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Multimedia support of early literacy learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present article, the development of a child-friendly computer software program to enhance the early literacy skills of kindergarteners in the Netherlands is described. The ergonomic aspects of designing software for young children are described along with the content of the program in connection with the literature on early literacy. The results of two studies with immigrant kindergarteners trained

Eliane Segers; Ludo Verhoeven

2002-01-01

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Developing Early Literacy. Report of the National Early Literacy Panel.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report, written by the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP), systematically examines the research on early literacy instruction to determine what best can be done to prepare young children for literate lives. The ability to read and write is fundamen...

2009-01-01

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Effects of the Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) Reading Fluency Program when Implemented at Different Frequencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Approximately 40% of U.S. fourth-grade students are nonfluent readers. In response to the need for fluency-based instructional programs for elementary-aged students, the Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) Program was developed by integrating eight evidence-based fluency-building instructional strategies into a systematic…

Begeny, John C.

2011-01-01

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Handbook of Early Literacy Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook brings together leading authorities to provide a comprehensive account of current knowledge in the early literacy field. The chapters are: (1)"Introduction" (Neuman and Dickinson); (2) "Emergent Literacy: Development from Prereaders to Readers" (Whitehurst and Lonigan); (3) "A Sociocultural Perspective on Early Literacy Development"…

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

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Promoting Early Literacy through the Professional Development of Preschool Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a professional learning program on the emergent literacy skills of preschool children. Building Blocks for Literacy® is a program consisting of training supported by mentoring designed to teach early childcare providers how to promote the development of early literacy skills. A previous…

Lane, Cristianne; Prokop, Mary Jo Surges; Johnson, Evelyn; Podhajski, Blanche; Nathan, Jane

2014-01-01

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Family Literacy Programs: Who Benefits?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designing and delivering literacy programs that benefit both parents (or other family members) and children makes sense. But do family literacy programs really work? And if so, who benefits? The concept of family literacy is firmly rooted in a substantial research base from several disciplines, including adult literacy, emergent literacy, child…

Padak, Nancy; Rasinski, Tim

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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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Designing Early Literacy Programs: Strategies for At-Risk Preschool and Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Certain literacy knowledge acquired prior to the initiation of beginning reading instruction is necessary for early reading success. Unfortunately, children from low- income families and who are likely to attend schools with low reading performance are less likely to have acquired such knowledge. Taking professionals and students step-by-step…

McGee, Lea M.; Richgels, Donald J.

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Family Literacy Programs: Who Benefits?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of family literacy is firmly rooted in a substantial research base from several disciplines, including adult literacy, emergent literacy, child development, and systems analysis. Results from a review of research from each discipline found answers to questions about benefits of family literacy. Results show family literacy programs do…

Padak, Nancy; Rasinski, Tim

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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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Unlocking the Future: Early Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This newsletter of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)contains a collection of articles which discuss various aspects of early literacy. Articles in the newsletter are: "Introduction: Reading Instruction, a Key to the Future"; "Ensuring Early Literacy through Coherent Instruction" (Leslie Blair); "Reading across the Region"…

Blair, Leslie Asher, Ed.

1999-01-01

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Early Beginnings: Early Literacy Knowledge and Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Early Literacy Panel was convened in 2002 to conduct a synthesis of the most rigorous scientific research available on the development of early literacy skills in children from birth to age 5. The primary purpose of the panel was to identify research evidence that would contribute to decisions in educational policy and practice that…

National Institute for Literacy, 2009

2009-01-01

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Promoting School and Life Success Through Early Childhood Family Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early childhood family literacy programs have great potential to positively influence children and families. This article\\u000a presents the core values and key components of high quality early childhood family literacy programs. The benefits and cost\\u000a effectiveness of these programs are also discussed.

Kevin J. Swick

2009-01-01

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Promoting School and Life Success through Early Childhood Family Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood family literacy programs have great potential to positively influence children and families. This article presents the core values and key components of high quality early childhood family literacy programs. The benefits and cost effectiveness of these programs are also discussed.

Swick, Kevin J.

2009-01-01

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Prescriptions to Read: Early Literacy Promotion outside the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This descriptive study examined the impact that an early literacy promotion program, Reach Out and Read (ROR), had on the literacy beliefs, frequency, and quality of literacy activities among low-income, multiracial families, particularly the Latino community. The study also explored parents' perceptions of ROR and its impact on them, their…

Billings, Elsa S.

2009-01-01

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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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Project SEELPart I. Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Part I of a three-part series, this article describes Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction (SEEL), a program designed to engage and motivate children as they learn early literacy skills. The project, implemented in Spanish as part of a dual-language program, used a variety of interactive literacy activities and tailor-made texts to expose children to target phonic patterns. The teacher

Barbara Culatta; Richard Aslett; Megan Fife; Lee Ann Setzer

2004-01-01

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Delivery of financial literacy programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

A critical challenge faced by educators, community leaders and policy makers is to bring financial literacy and consumer education effectively to their constituencies. Based on the qualitative evidence gleaned from focus groups, we take a pragmatic approach in proposing ways to deliver financial literacy programs to adults. This article makes several suggestions for implementing financial literacy programs, from outlining important

Maude Toussaint-Comeau; Sherrie L. W. Rhine

2000-01-01

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Literacy Education and Families: A Program and Its Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of Project Literacy Education and Families (LEAF), a family literacy program that provides experiences for parents to develop their skills and confidence that will enable them to see possibilities instead of limitations. Details four Program components: adult literacy, early childhood…

Gelfer, Jeff; Higgins, Kyle; Perkins, Peggy

2001-01-01

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Early Teaching of Chinese Literacy Skills and Later Literacy Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study followed 88 children in Beijing and Hong Kong for three years to investigate the relationships between the early teaching of literacy skills and later literacy outcomes. The children were administered the Preschool and Primary Chinese Literacy Scale at the age of five years, and three years later. Their parents and teachers reported on…

Li, Hui; Corrie, Loraine F.; Wong, Betty Kit Mei

2008-01-01

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Early Childhood Technology Literacy Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from the Montgomery County Public Schools is designed to help parents, teachers, specialists, and instructional assistants "integrate technology into instruction and increase early childhood students' skills in reading and writing." The site offers highly integrated and professional materials for teaching early childhood reading, including lesson plans, training resources, suggested software, resources to help parents, links, and additional pertinent materials. The entire site is searchable. Funded by the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund, the Literacy Project (of which the Website is only a part) appears to be a model of how technology, and the Internet in particular, can be applied to very specific educational aims.

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The Development of STAR Early Literacy. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the development and testing of a computerized early literacy diagnostic assessment for students in prekindergarten to grade 3 that can measure skills across a variety of preliteracy and reading domains. The STAR Early Literacy assessment was developed by a team of more than 50 people, including literacy experts,…

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

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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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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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The Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses early reading and writing learning as embedded in a larger system of oral communication, and considers the content and valuable dispositions of early literacy instruction. Describes essential early literacy teaching strategies, including rich teacher talk and storybook reading. Includes examples of interactive storybook reading and…

Roskos, Kathleen A.; Christie, James F.; Richgels, Donald J.

2003-01-01

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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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The Challenges Facing Adult Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The field of adult literacy is complex. This complexity poses many challenges for literacy programs. This paper addresses the challenges of collaboration, diversity, attendance, assessment and professional development as they apply to adult literacy programs. Recommendations for increasing the success of literacy programs are provided.

Greenberg, Daphne

2008-01-01

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Towards Ecologically Valid Assessment in Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores aspects of early language and literacy that may predict later literacy development. It explores a range of assessment procedures used for oral language, vocabulary, sentence structure and phonology and early reading and writing. The article then describes a small-scale study which highlights the disconnections between the…

Hill, Susan

2011-01-01

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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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Focusing on Teacher Quality in the Quest for Higher Standards: The Early Literacy Inservice Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluates the Early Literacy Inservice Course (ELIC) supported by the Australian Basic Learning in Primary Schools (BLIPS) program. Assesses ELIC and identifies a number of general issues about literacy programs. Focuses on improving standards of literacy and teacher quality through inservice activities. (KO)

Kennedy, Kerry J.; Hodgens, John

1989-01-01

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Early Childhood Educators' Knowledge of Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The foundation of all learning is rooted in the development of language and literacy abilities. Literacy development begins well before children enter school and can accelerate in an early childhood classroom setting. Teacher educators often hear about the importance of literacy development. In particular, the significance of phonological…

Crim, Courtney; Hawkins, Jacqueline; Thornton, Jenifer; Rosof, Holly Boon; Copley, Juanita; Thomas, Emily

2008-01-01

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Applying a Response-to-Intervention Model for Early Literacy Development in Low-Income Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the design and implementation of a program that incorporates a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework for promoting the development of early literacy and language skills among low-income minority children. The early literacy program, called the Exemplary Model of Early Reading Growth and Excellence, or EMERGE, combines…

Gettinger, Maribeth; Stoiber, Karen

2008-01-01

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Do Prekindergarten Teachers Design Their Classrooms to Enhance Early Literacy?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Young children develop language and early literacy interactions that are the building blocks for future skilled reading. This study was designed to evaluate the early childhood classroom to determine teachers? knowledge of early literacy. Based on the Literacy Environment Checklist (LEC) of the Early Literacy and Language Classroom Observation…

LoRusso, Jo Ann D.

2010-01-01

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Literacy links: Issues in the relationship between early childhood development, health, women, families, and literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this paper is to review some of what is known about relationships between literacy, early childhood development, families, and women's issues, and to explore how best to capitalize on this knowledge to create more effective development programs. The paper provides a conceptual model of the relationships between the factors, then individually discusses the topics of early childhood

Laurel D. Puchner

1995-01-01

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Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy: Examining the Effects of Paraeducator Implemented Early Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effect of explicit and engaging supplemental early literacy instruction on at-risk kindergarten children's literacy development. Sixty-three kindergarten-aged children who had been ranked in the lowest 20th percentile on basic literacy skills participated in this study (38 treatment). Results reveal that children who…

Bingham, Gary E.; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Culatta, Barbara

2010-01-01

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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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Early Literacy: A Cross-National Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australia and New Zealand have a literacy rate of 99% (Human Development Index). Each country has a national curriculum where early literacy is the main emphasis. The author visited public schools in Australia and New Zealand to observe teaching methods utilized in teaching reading and writing. Some impressions were noted while observing in these…

Rosberg, Merilee A.

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Recasting the Role of Family Involvement in Early Literacy Development: A Response to the NELP Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors argue that the findings from the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP; 2008) report related to parent involvement and family literacy programs require further clarification. Based on an ideological view of literacy, the authors offer three recommendations that would provide a more accurate representation of parent involvement and family…

Dail, Alanna Rochelle; Payne, Rebecca L.

2010-01-01

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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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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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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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National Quality Standards for Volunteer Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document lists the national quality standards for volunteer literacy programs that were developed by Laubach Literacy Action in a 2-year project that began in 1994 and involved the following activities: extensive review of existing literacy quality standards and guidelines; analysis of previous national efforts to identify the elements…

Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.

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HIV Education for Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This staff development package is designed to inform adult literacy practitioners about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS/HIV) and to facilitate implementation of HIV education in adult literacy programs. It is intended to teach them to plan and implement HIV education for their adult literacy students and to…

Smith, Barbara E.

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Prison Literacy Programs. ERIC Digest No. 159.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mastery of literacy skills may be a preventive and proactive way to address the problem of the high cost of imprisonment and the huge increase in the prison population. However, correctional educators contend with multiple problems in delivering literacy programs to inmates. Findings of the National Adult Literacy Survey indicate that, of the 5…

Kerka, Sandra

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Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Literacy Panel. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report, written by the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP), systematically examines the research on early literacy instruction to determine what best can be done to prepare young children for literate lives. The ability to read and write is fundamen...

2009-01-01

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Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel. A Scientific Synthesis of Early Literacy Development and Implications for Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) was appointed in 2002 and carried out its work under the auspices of the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). NELP's primary goal was to identify interventions, parenting activities, and instructional practices that promote the development of children's early literacy skills. The National Institute…

National Institute for Literacy, 2008

2008-01-01

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Early Literacy in Children with Hearing Loss: A Comparison between Two Educational Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examined the early literacy skills of kindergartners with hearing loss who were enrolled in individual inclusion or group inclusion programs as well as those of children with typical hearing. We also examined the relationship between early literacy skills and background variables such as degree of hearing loss, type of sensory…

Most, Tova; Aram, Dorit; Andorn, Tamar

2006-01-01

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Closing the Gap Early: Implementing a Literacy Intervention for At-Risk Kindergartners in Urban Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A history of poverty and low academic achievement in four urban schools pointed to the need to implement an early intervention focused on oral language and emergent literacy. The Kindergarten Early Literacy Tutoring (KELT) Program was designed to target senior (5 year old) kindergarten students most at-risk. The intervention consisted of an extra…

MacDonald, Colleen; Figueredo, Lauren

2010-01-01

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Early Childhood Literacy Coaches' Role Perceptions and Recommendations for Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, literacy coaches have emerged as an integral part of a school's literacy team. Although current research on literacy coaching examines the work of coaches at the elementary and middle\\/secondary school levels, little research exists on the roles and perspectives of early childhood literacy coaches. This study sought to fill that gap by examining the current priorities of

Brian Kissel; Maryann Mraz; Bob Algozzine; Katie Stover

2011-01-01

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Critical lessons from the transactional perspective on early literacy research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is a synthesis of early literacy research organized according to critical lessons that delineate our shared knowledge base that we name a ‘transactional perspective on early literacy development.’ The critical lessons are grouped into three sets to present the continuum of methodological stances that interpretive researchers take as they design and carry out early literacy studies. This synthesis

Kathryn F. Whitmore; Prisca Martens; Yetta M. Goodman; Gretchen Owocki

2004-01-01

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Emergent literacy and early writing skills.  

PubMed

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 = +/- .03) who were followed longitudinally from preschool to the end of the first grade of primary school. Their early writing abilities (orthographic correctness in writing individual words) and their advanced writing abilities (orthographic correctness in text writing) were tested at the beginning and at the end of the school year. Multiple stepwise and logistic regression analyses were conducted to evaluate the predictive capacities of emergent literacy abilities on early and advanced writing competences. Results show that notational competence is a strong predictor of early writing skills and that phonological competence only has an effect insofar as it is integrated with notational competence. Emergent literacy competences do not significantly predict orthographic errors in advanced text writing. This research allows for reconsideration of the importance of phonological awareness and gives a central role to notational competence in predicting early writing competence. PMID:22919895

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

2012-01-01

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Early Literacy Activities in the USA.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses early literacy activities provided in and sponsored by libraries. Some of the factors that impact the lives of the children and families that libraries serve are summarized, including the percentage of the population under 18, racial and ethnic diversity, family structures, percentage of children in childcare, low birth…

Fiore, Carole

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Early Literacy Policy: National and Local Instantiations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the political, social, and cultural contexts of current early literacy federal policies in the United States. Building upon existing critiques of the policy and its epistemological stances, this paper first analyses the planning and discussion surrounding the introduction of the policy to state leaders and also how it is first…

Stevens, Lisa Patel

2004-01-01

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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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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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Critical Issue: Monitoring the School Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses monitoring the school literacy program. Teachers make many educational decisions about how reading and writing should be taught in the classroom. Some teachers makes these decisions intuitively, but a systematic process of monitoring is more effective. When teachers monitor the school's literacy program, they track the reading…

Johnson, Debra; Foertsch, Mary

71

Literacy Program. National Issues Forums Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the spring of 1988, 33 representatives from 20 institutions or organizations sponsoring National Issues Forum (NIF) literacy programs attended a national conference in Washington, D.C. Throughout the conference, representatives from the organizations sponsoring NIF literacy programs made statements on the importance of NIF as a tool for…

National Issues Forums, Dayton, OH.

72

Indiana Free Library Inc. Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Indiana Free Library Literacy Program had two major goals during Fiscal Year 1989: to maintain and expand the present services and to extend the existing literacy program. Tutors were recruited through public service announcements and extensive free coverage in the Indiana Gazette. Four tutor training workshops were held to train 40 new…

Braine, Rachel

73

Digital, Hybrid, and Multilingual Literacies in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines sociocultural research on early literacy development in the digital age. The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of informational technology that has fundamentally shifted how we think about language and literacy in the early childhood years. Despite these trends, narrow and reductive views of literacy continue to…

Razfar, Aria; Yang, Eunah

2010-01-01

74

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education: Issues, Challenges, Solutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy teaching and learning. The book explores the continuum of literacy learning and children's transitions from early childhood settings to junior primary classrooms and then to senior primary and beyond. Reader-friendly and accessible, this book equips…

McLachlan, Claire; Nicholson, Tom; Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth; Mercer, Louise; Ohi, Sarah

2012-01-01

75

Literacy in the Workplace: An Examination of Curricula and Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curricula and methods used in workplace literacy programs were reviewed through a search of the ERIC database. The search was intended to identify the following: literacy skills recommended for teaching literacy through workplace curricula; skills that have been taught through workplace literacy programs; and criteria used to determine program

Scales, Alice M.

76

Literacy for the New Millennium. Volume 1: Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Living in an age of communication, literacy is an extremely integral part of our society. We are impacted by literature during our infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. "Literacy for the New Millennium" includes information from specialists in the field who discuss the influence of popular culture, media, and technology on literacy.…

Guzzetti, Barbara J., Ed.

2007-01-01

77

Effects of a Family Literacy Program on Low-Literate Children and Their Parents: Findings From an Evaluation of the Even Start Family Literacy Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

A randomized experiment was conducted to test the effectiveness of Even Start, a federally supported family literacy program providing early childhood education, adult education, parenting education, and joint parent-child literacy activities to children and parents from low-literate families. The evaluation of 18 Even Start projects followed 463 families for 2 years and found no statistically significant or educationally important impacts

Robert G. St. Pierre; Anne E. Ricciuti; Tracy A. Rimdzius

2005-01-01

78

Measuring Response to Early Literacy Intervention with Preschoolers at Risk  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Response to intervention (RTI) is characterized as a logical science of decision making that has applicability for early childhood, particularly in the context of multitiered intervention models. This study examined the utility of using curriculum-based early literacy measures as screening tools and for evaluating whether growth in early literacy

VanDerHeyden, Amanda M.; Snyder, Patricia A.; Broussard, Carmen; Ramsdell, Kerrie

2008-01-01

79

Building Bridges: Home Learning and Family Literacy Programs. Institute for Literacy Studies Occasional Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the work of the Even Start Family Literacy Study Group, which met over the course of the 1998-99 school year. Based on the personal experiences of the group's facilitator, the paper presents thoughts about family literacy and the relationship between families, literacy, and programs. In an effort to support family literacy

Ullman, Claudia M.

80

Early Childhood Literacy: Programs & Strategies To Develop Cultural, Linguistic, Scientific and Healthcare Literacy for Very Young Children & their Families, 2001 Yearbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This yearbook recounts the work in 2001 at the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi. Rather than an "elitist" laboratory school for the children of university faculty, the ECDC is a collaboration between the Corpus Christi Independent School District and the university, with an enrollment…

Cassidy, Jack, Ed.; Garrett, Sherrye D., Ed.

81

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.

82

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.

83

Studying Children's Early Literacy Development: Confirmatory Multidimensional Scaling Growth Modeling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been considerable debate over the ways in which children's early literacy skills develop over time. Using confirmatory multidimensional scaling (MDS) growth analysis, this paper directly tested the hypothesis of a cumulative trajectory versus a compensatory trajectory of development in early literacy skills among a group of 1233…

Ding, Cody

2012-01-01

84

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

85

Home Literacy Activities and Their Influence on Early Literacy Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between the home environments of 66 children and their language and literacy development was examined. After accounting for child age, parent education, and child ability as indexed by scores on a rapid automatized naming task and Block Design of the WPPSI-R, shared book reading at home made no contribution to the prediction of the literacy skills of letter

MARY ANN EVANS; DEBORAH SHAW; MICHELLE BELL

2000-01-01

86

Patterns of Participation in Canadian Literacy and Upgrading Programs: Results of a National Follow-Up Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In early 1999, ABC Canada and Literacy British Columbia (BC) worked with 55 literacy organizations across Canada to study student recruitment and retention. Telephone interviews were conducted with 338 people who had contacted programs seeking literacy information or services (callers). Findings indicated callers constituted a broad cross-section…

Long, Ellen

87

Pathways: A Primer for Family Literacy, Program Design and Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that family literacy can work effectively to break the cycle of undereducation, this book examines the history of the national family literacy movement, discusses the role of the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), and presents guidelines for designing and developing a family literacy program. The book's introductory section…

King, Rebecca; McMaster, Jennifer

88

The Workplace English Language and Literacy Program in Tasmania.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on aspects of the Tasmanian Centre of the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium, which investigated the role of the Workplace English Language and Literacy program in supporting provision for literacy and numeracy in training packages. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education)(Author/VWL)

Millar, Pat

2001-01-01

89

34 CFR 1100.1 - What is the Literacy Leader Fellowship Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false What is the Literacy Leader Fellowship Program? 1100.1 Section 1100...INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY: LITERACY LEADER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM § 1100.1 What is the Literacy Leader Fellowship Program? (a) Under the...

2013-07-01

90

When Do Computer Graphics Contribute to Early Literacy Learning?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that new literacies use computer graphics to tell a story, demonstrate a theory, or support a definition. Offers a functionality framework for assessing the value of computer graphics for early literacy learning. Provides ideas for determining the value of CD-ROM software and websites. Concludes that graphics that give text meaning or…

Wepner, Shelley B.; Cotter, Michelle

2002-01-01

91

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

92

Helping Families Connect Early Literacy with Social-Emotional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood educators know that home is a child's first learning environment. From birth, children are comforted by hearing and listening to their caregivers' voices. The language used by families supports young children's development of oral language skills. Exposure to print materials in the home also supports literacy development. Literacy

Santos, Rosa Milagros; Fettig, Angel; Shaffer, LaShorage

2012-01-01

93

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

94

A Control-Group Comparison of Two Reading Fluency Programs: The Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) Program and the Great Leaps K-2 Reading Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading fluency is a critical component of effective reading instruction for students of early elementary age. However, national data suggest that 40% of U.S. fourth-grade students are nonfluent readers. Implementing evidence-based, time-efficient, and procedurally standardized instructional strategies may help address this problem. This study…

Begeny, John C.; Laugle, Kelly M.; Krouse, Hailey E.; Lynn, Amy E.; Tayrose, Michelle P.; Stage, Scott A.

2010-01-01

95

Children's Literature and Early Literacy Success: Using the Charlotte Zolotow Award Collection in Early Childhood Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early childhood education (PK–2) has become a site of increasing accountability, with the attempt to normalize instruction through “scientifically based” reading programs. The use of authentic children's literature for early literacy instruction is often pushed aside in lieu of highly scripted commercial programs. As early childhood teacher educators prepare preservice teachers, there is a need to move beyond a one-size-fits-all

Dawnene D. Hassett

2009-01-01

96

Evaluation of an Early Literacy Monitoring Tool for At-Risk Readers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study provided a preliminary analysis of concurrent and discriminative validity for the "Early Literacy Progress Monitoring Assessment Tool" (ELP-MAT; Kaderavek, 2009). Sixty preschool students between the ages of 3 years, 6 months and 5 years of age, from early childhood programs in Northwest Ohio, participated in the study. The students…

Glesser, Andrea L.

2010-01-01

97

Student Assessment in Michigan's Adult Volunteer Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Michigan Literacy conducted a project to collect, review, summarize, and compile a reference document of all student assessment tools currently being used by adult volunteer literacy programs in Michigan. Data were gathered through a survey questionnaire that was sent to 134 volunteer literacy programs (with 82 responses). Respondents reported…

Michigan Literacy, Inc., Lansing.

98

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

99

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.

100

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).

101

Enhancing Family Literacy through Collaboration: Program Considerations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents findings from a two-year evaluation of a family literacy program in rural Appalachian Ohio. Demonstrates positive results for both impact/outcome and process objectives. Highlights an extensive network of interpersonal and interagency relationships that maximized resources and supported families as they changed. Suggests the importance of…

Tice, Carolyn J.

2000-01-01

102

Applying a Response-to-Intervention Model for Early Literacy Development in Low-Income Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the design and implementation of a program that incorporates a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework for promoting the development of early literacy and language skills among low-income minority children. The early liter- acy program, called the Exemplary Model of Early Reading Growth and Excellence, or EMERGE, combines classroom practices that are grounded in empirical research, a multitiered intervention hierarchy,

Maribeth Gettinger; Karen Stoiber

2008-01-01

103

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

104

The National Early Literacy Panel: A Summary of the Process and the Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article summarizes "Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel," which was published in 2008.That report provides an extensive meta-analysis of approximately 300 studies showing which early literacy measures correlate with later literacy achievement. It also provides a series of meta-analyses of a comprehensive…

Shanahan, Timothy; Lonigan, Christopher J.

2010-01-01

105

Emergent and Early Literacy Workshop: Current Status and Research Directions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This workshop sought to bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and university educators to consider the current state of knowledge about emergent and early literacy learning in all young children, including those with disabilities and o...

2000-01-01

106

Show Me Family Literacy! Missouri's Guide for Establishing Family Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to lead program planners through the course of building and implementing a family literacy program. It provides planning teams with an orientation to a four-component model of family literacy, community resources, planning strategies, examples of programs in Missouri, recent research findings, case study vignettes, and…

Levesque, Jeri; Hinton, Karen

107

The Physics of Designing an Integrated Physics Information Literacy Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research shows that undergraduate physics majors do not receive adequate information literacy instruction. At Miami University we have a very strong undergraduate physics program, especially for schools without a corresponding PhD program. Despite its strengths, the information literacy instruction for the program's undergraduates is not on par with the quality of the rest of the program. This article discusses the

Meghan K. Gamsby

2010-01-01

108

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

109

Adolescent Literacy Intervention Programs: Chart and Program Review Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, I describe characteristics of programs developed for adolescents who are struggling with literacy. The paper references both a chart I developed to compare and contrast those characteristics and a review guide I created to help schools make principled decisions when choosing programs for use with their students. The chart and the…

Shanahan, Cynthia

2005-01-01

110

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

111

Summer Sound Camp: Involving Parents in Early Literacy Intervention for Children with Speech and Language Delays.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a four-session summer program that provided parents of children with speech and language delays with information on the importance of phonological awareness, research-validated teacher training materials on early literacy, and training on how to use the materials. The Summer Sound Camp was conducted in a home setting.…

Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Smartt, Susan M.

2003-01-01

112

Shifting Pedagogies through Distributed Leadership: Mentoring Chilean Early Childhood Educators in Literacy Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The potential of a sociocultural approach for empowering early childhood educators cannot be presumed, and its impact on leadership strategies and literacy teaching may be open to question. This paper reports on research into a professional learning program, the "Programa Futuro Infantil Hoy", developed and implemented by a team of Australian…

Singh, Michael; Han, Jinghe; Woodrow, Christine

2012-01-01

113

Teaching Early Braille Literacy Skills within a Stimulus Equivalence Paradigm to Children with Degenerative Visual Impairments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the need for braille literacy, there has been little attempt to systematically evaluate braille-instruction programs. The current study evaluated an instructive procedure for teaching early braille-reading skills with 4 school-aged children with degenerative visual impairments. Following a series of pretests, braille instruction involved…

Toussaint, Karen A.; Tiger, Jeffrey H.

2010-01-01

114

Promoting Preschool Literacy: A Family Literacy Program for Homeless Mothers and Their Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literacy programs often target preschool children who are from minority groups, are from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and are second language learners, as they are deemed to be at risk for academic difficulties. The family literacy program described in this article is unique in that it focuses on families who have an additional risk…

Di Santo, Aurelia

2012-01-01

115

The College of Education Family Literacy Program: Exploring the Literacy Experiences of Latino Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents the results of a fifteen-month research project conducted with a group of Latina (Mexicana) immigrant mothers who took part in an after-school family literacy program that was grounded in a participatory approach to education. This family literacy program emphasized a "strengths" perspective by acknowledging the rich resources…

Fessinger, Rosemary Kubiak

2009-01-01

116

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

117

Evaluation of the Australian MoneyMinded Financial Literacy Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The issue of raising consumer financial literacy is a major initiative across a range of countries. A key dimension of financial literacy programs is the systematic evaluation of their effectiveness. One element of such evaluation involves participant rating of program effectiveness. An issue in the modelling of such data is that participants typically rate multiple elements of the program, and

Tim R. L. Fry; Sandra Mihajilo; Roslyn Russell; Robert Brooks

2006-01-01

118

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.

119

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  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this paper was to examine promising effects of a bilingual family literacy program: to track the changes of families’\\u000a literacy activities through a bilingual family literacy intervention, and to examine the children literacy gains in both Chinese\\u000a and English across socioeconomic sub-groups. The intervention was an eight-week, two hours per week, literacy program in three\\u000a Chinese communities

Jing Zhang; Janette Pelletier; Antoinette Doyle

2010-01-01

120

Home Literacy Exposure and Early Language and Literacy Skills in Children Who Struggle with Behavior and Attention Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: This study investigated the relationships between behavior and attention problems and early language and literacy outcomes for 4-year-olds who experienced varied early home literacy environments. Participants were 1,364 children enrolled in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care…

Haak, Jill; Downer, Jason; Reeve, Ronald

2012-01-01

121

Program Design for a Community-Based Literacy Program for Adults with Mental Retardation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief paper describes a literacy program for adults with mental retardation in the Boston metropolitan region developed when more than 300 individuals formally requested literacy services. Several cognitive and literacy assessments were reviewed and implemented. No one assessment was found to be sufficient to assess ranges from pre-literacy

Reale, Robin

122

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

123

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

124

A Community-Based Early Literacy Initiative: Parents as First Reading Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the past twenty years, studies of literacy have focused on research related to early literacy development. These studies have provoked increased interest in the factors that affect a child's literacy development including parental, social, and cultural influences. The current understanding of children's literacy develop- ment recognizes the importance of home and community as settings for the growth of liter-

Marcia Glick

125

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

126

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

127

Developing Early Writing. The National Literacy Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains materials to help teachers and practitioners in England to teach writing in the Reception Year of the Foundation Stage and through Key Stage 1. It emphasizes the importance of shared writing and teaching from the objectives in the National Literacy Strategy Framework for Teaching and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority…

Department for Education and Employment, London (England).

128

Talking into Literacy in the Early Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors discuss the importance of oral language formation as it relates to literacy and the development of children's skills, knowledge, and understanding with respect to reading and writing. Describing stories as the link between everyday language and literate forms of language, they explain why children need the experience…

Button, Stuart; Millward, Peter

2005-01-01

129

Early childhood literacy: Creating a better world  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem?posing teaching using multicultural children's literature nourishes an integrated literacy curriculum that supports young children's meaningful learning. This method encourages integrated learning that is both developmentally and culturally meaningful through interacting with story, reading literature, and participating in related learning activities. The problem?posing method was developed by Paulo Freire [Education for Critical Consciousness, Seabury, New York] and critical pedagogists. The

Elizabeth Quintero

2003-01-01

130

Cognitive consequences of early phase of literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of the degree of illiteracy (complete or incomplete) on phonological skills, verbal and visual memory and visuospatial skills is examined in 97 normal Brazilian adults who considered themselves illiterate, and 41 Brazilian school children aged 7 to 8 years, either nonreaders or beginning readers. Similar literacy effects were observed in children and in adults. Tasks involving phonological awareness

GEORGES DELLATOLAS; LUCIA WILLADINO BRAGA; LIGIA DO NASCIMENTO SOUZA; GILBERTO NUNES FILHO; ELIZABETH QUEIROZ; GÉRARD DELOCHE

2003-01-01

131

Learning while Earning: Worksite Literacy Programs. Foresight: Model Programs for Economic Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes four successful and innovative workplace-based literacy programs in the South. The first is a joint program for city municipal workers between the U.S. Naval Air Station in Memphis, Tennessee and the Memphis Literacy Coalition (Project Literacy-Memphis, Inc.). The second is a program at North Carolina State University in…

Rosenfeld, Stuart A.; And Others

132

Second Evaluation of the Improving Literacy through School Libraries Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Improving Literacy through School Libraries (LSL) program was established under Title I, Part B, Subpart 4 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The purpose of the program is to improve the literacy skills and academic achievement of students by providing them with increased…

Michie, Joan S.; Chaney, Bradford W.

2009-01-01

133

Literacy, Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Literacy, 1994-1995.  

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 special inaugural issue on Reading Recovery are: "Reading Recovery: An Overview" (Stanley L. Swartz and Adria F.…

Klein, Adria F., Ed.; Swartz, Stanley L., Ed.

1995-01-01

134

Effectiveness of a Coordinated Community Effort to Promote Early Literacy Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to report on the effectiveness of a coordinated, community–wide intervention to promote early\\u000a literacy behaviors with low-income parents, especially parents with limited English language proficiency. The interventions\\u000a include book distribution programs that were based in clinical settings, childcare centers and home visitation programs. The\\u000a intent of these interventions was to communicate a message that

Karen PeiferLinda Perez; Linda Perez

135

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

136

Even Start Family Literacy Program Evaluation, Oklahoma City Public Schools: A National Diffusion Network Approved Program, Family Intergenerational-Interaction Literacy Model 1993-94.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Even Start Family Literacy Program, in its fourth year of operation, provides a literacy environment based on the Family Intergenerational-Interaction Literacy Model (FILM) in the southwest area of Oklahoma City. The FILM model is designed to provide a family literacy education program for parents, extended family, and their preschool children…

Oklahoma City Univ., OK.

137

Making Early Childhood Classrooms Conducive to Literacy Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using the findings of two studies of the home environments of children who are successful at reading at young ages, this paper suggests ways in which early childhood classrooms can create environments that promote literacy growth and provide children with an appropriate background and interest for later successful experiences in learning to read…

Rasinski, Timothy V.

138

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

139

The Association of Kindergarten Entry Age with Early Literacy Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors investigated whether age at kindergarten entry was associated with early literacy achievement gaps and if these gaps persisted over time. Using the kindergarten age eligibility cutoff date, they created 2 groups of students who represented the oldest and youngest children in a cohort of students in high-poverty, low-performing schools.…

Huang, Francis L.; Invernizzi, Marcia A.

2012-01-01

140

Ways of Working with Parents to Promote Early Literacy Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is intended for teachers, nursery nurses, health visitors, librarians, preschool workers, and parents, and provides practical ideas about working with parents, ideas which have been developed and tried out in the Sheffield Early Literacy Development Project. Suggestions include ways for parents to model, provide opportunities, and…

Weinberger, Jo; And Others

141

Greek Kindergarten Teachers' Beliefs and Practices in Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This work describes a survey conducted in Syros Island in Greece. The intention was to ascertain kindergarten teachers' perceptions about early literacy and the skills and knowledge they consider as important for pre-school aged children. The participants were all the kindergarten teachers of the island (N = 19) and the data were collected during…

Stellakis, Nektarios

2012-01-01

142

Linguistic Diversity and Early Literacy: Serving Culturally Diverse Families in Early Head Start.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper focusus on early language development in children from culturally and linguistically diverse families and the implications for later literacy development. The first section of the paper is an overview of how very young children learn language a...

2002-01-01

143

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

144

Creating Connections, Building Constructions: Language, Literacy, and Play in Early Childhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In these politically charged times of early literacy initiatives, position statements, and education reform, talk about play and literacy learning seems rather awkward, if not even a bit silly. As the realities of early literacy education set in, teachers, legislators, and parents grow ever more critical of what young children are doing as…

Roskos, Kathleen

145

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

146

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

147

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.

148

Federal Financial and Economic Literacy Education Programs, 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Financial literacy--the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being--is becoming more and more important as individuals and families become increasingly responsible for their own long-term financial well-being. Financial and economic literacy education programs have been…

Hung, Angela A.; Mihaly, Kata; Yoong, Joanne K.

2010-01-01

149

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

150

Project EXCEL: Hotel Workers Literacy Enhancement Program. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project EXCEL is a federally-funded workplace literacy program involving hotel enterprises in the San Francisco (California) Bay area. Its focus is on identification and instruction of literacy skills essential to job success for limited-English-proficient (LEP) workers. Training is intended to enable employees to understand written work orders,…

Career Resources Development Center, Inc., San Francisco, CA.

151

Documenting the Early Literacy and Numeracy Practices of Home Tutors in Distance and Isolated Education in Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports aspects of a large-scale project conducted in rural and remote regions of Australia. The study was designed to assess teaching and learning practices in early childhood programs with a particular focus on literacy, numeracy and the use of information and communication technologies. Programs had been specifically designed for use…

Lee, Libby; Wilks, Anne

2007-01-01

152

Contextualized Approach to Language and Literacy (Project CALL): Capitalizing on Varied Activities and Contexts to Teach Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a federally funded early literacy project, various instructional activities were embedded into an array of classroom contexts to provide supplemental literacy instruction and to contrast children's engagement and participation in different contexts and participant structures. The study was conducted with English- and Spanish-speaking children…

Culatta, Barbara; Hall, Kendra; Kovarsky, Dana; Theadore, Geraldine

2007-01-01

153

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

154

Curriculum Guidelines for Early Literacy: A Comparison of New Zealand and England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of early literacy knowledge is generally seen as an important aspect of early childhood education. The way early literacy learning is promoted, however, varies greatly in different national curriculum frameworks. This article compares the approach taken in the New Zealand early childhood curriculum ("Te Whariki") with the approach…

Blaiklock, Ken

2011-01-01

155

"Greenlight study": a controlled trial of low-literacy, early childhood obesity prevention.  

PubMed

Children who become overweight by age 2 years have significantly greater risks of long-term health problems, and children in low-income communities, where rates of low adult literacy are highest, are at increased risk of developing obesity. The objective of the Greenlight Intervention Study is to assess the effectiveness of a low-literacy, primary-care intervention on the reduction of early childhood obesity. At 4 primary-care pediatric residency training sites across the US, 865 infant-parent dyads were enrolled at the 2-month well-child checkup and are being followed through the 24-month well-child checkup. Two sites were randomly assigned to the intervention, and the other sites were assigned to an attention-control arm, implementing the American Academy of Pediatrics' The Injury Prevention Program. The intervention consists of an interactive educational toolkit, including low-literacy materials designed for use during well-child visits, and a clinician-centered curriculum for providing low-literacy guidance on obesity prevention. The study is powered to detect a 10% difference in the number of children overweight (BMI > 85%) at 24 months. Other outcome measures include observed physician-parent communication, as well as parent-reported information on child dietary intake, physical activity, and injury-prevention behaviors. The study is designed to inform evidence-based standards for early childhood obesity prevention, and more generally to inform optimal approaches for low-literacy messages and health literacy training in primary preventive care. This article describes the conceptual model, study design, intervention content, and baseline characteristics of the study population. PMID:24819570

Sanders, Lee M; Perrin, Eliana M; Yin, H Shonna; Bronaugh, Andrea; Rothman, Russell L

2014-06-01

156

Myth and Misguided Faith? Women's Experiences in a Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Inductive analysis of the stories of five Mexican-American women in a literacy program resulted in a framework of myths or misperceptions that proceeds through stages of consciousness from magical to naive to critical. (Contains 41 references.) (SK)

Rumann, Susan Marie; Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez

2001-01-01

157

Mothers’ Implicit Theories of Early Literacy Instruction: Implications for Children's Reading and Writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Subjects in this exploratory study were 19 five? to six?year?old children and their mothers. Mothers completed surveys of family literacy practices and beliefs about early reading Instruction and children's emergent literacy skills were assessed. Results showed that one group of mothers held implicit theories that resembled whole language models of literacy Instruction. A second group of mothers held views that

Barbara D. DeBaryshe; Janeen C. Binder; Martha Jane Buell

2000-01-01

158

Meaningful learning? Gendered experiences with an NGO-sponsored literacy program in rural Mali  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 analyses reveal that the program has been more advantageous for

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

2006-01-01

159

People's Empowerment and Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of data from 1,600 adult participants in Total Literacy Campaigns in India shows how adult acquisition of literacy skills improves their health habits, increases their participation in business startups and voting, and gives them higher aspirations for their children. Children have better enrollment and health status. Women improve their…

Kumari, P. Vasantha

1999-01-01

160

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

161

Beyond Duct Tape and Baling Wire. Building an Effective Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed by Laubach Literacy Action (LLA), this book is designed to help literacy programs develop professionalism, improve program quality, and operate their programs like businesses. Based on LLA's National Quality Standards for Volunteer Literacy Programs and the premise that tutoring services are enhanced by efficient program management and…

Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.

162

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

163

An Empirical Review of Psychometric Evidence for the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are brief measures of early literacy skills for students in Grades K-6 (University of Oregon, 2009; see Kaminski & Good, 1996). School psychologists and other educational professionals use DIBELS to identify students who are in need of early intervention. The purpose of this review was…

Goffreda, Catherine T.; DiPerna, James Clyde

2010-01-01

164

Teachers' use of a conceptual framework for early literacy education involving parents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changes in literacy education regarding the importance of the early years and the role of parents have implications for teacher professional development which have not yet been fully addressed. This article describes a conceptual framework intended to give early childhood educators a way of thinking about the role of parents in children's early literacy development and how teachers can work

Peter Hannon; Cathy Nutbrown

1997-01-01

165

Pathways to Information Literacy: An Information Literacy Skills Program for B.S. Nursing Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A joint program of instruction was created between the University of Northern Colorado's Michener Library and School of Nursing. This expanded bibliographic instruction program was based on a proposal that outlined the need for information literacy instruction in nursing education, enumerated the possible benefits of such instruction to students…

Fox, Lynne M.; And Others

166

Changing Emphasis: Rethinking Turkey's Early Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Ministry of National Education in Turkey initiated a new early reading instruction method in 2004. Analytical approach (Whole Language), as defined in the curriculum, was abandoned and phoneme based approach (Phonics) was introduced. This research has a two year longitudinal perspective and aims to collect the opinions of teachers about the…

Sahin, Ismet

2006-01-01

167

Early Literacy: Leading the Way to Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress tell that more than one-third of 4th graders (and an even higher number of at-risk students) read so poorly they cannot complete their schoolwork successfully. It is critical to start early if children are to develop the skills they need to be successful. Research evidence confirms…

National Institute for Literacy, 2009

2009-01-01

168

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.

Piasta, Shayne B.; Wagner, Richard K.

2009-01-01

169

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.

170

Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Education: Course on Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Education (Haifa, Israel, October 25-December 20, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of a 1992 course on emergent literacy in early childhood education was to formulate a shared definition of literacy; create awareness of the developmental process involved; test previous assumptions, methods, and techniques in the light of new knowledge; and develop pedagogic approaches and curricula relevant to the existing conditions…

Mount Carmel International Training Centre, Haifa (Israel).

171

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

172

The impact of HeadsUp! Reading on early childhood educators’ literacy practices and preschool children's literacy skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the effects of HeadsUp! Reading (HUR), a professional development literacy workshop series, with and without supplementary mentoring on early childhood educators’ (ECEs) practices and its subsequent effect on preschool children's literacy skills. ECEs who served children in high poverty communities participated in a 15-week satellite broadcast training series. Pre- and post-assessments were completed for both the control

Barbara Jackson; Robert Larzelere; Lisa St. Clair; Marcia Corr; Carol Fichter; Harriet Egertson

2006-01-01

173

Early Literacy: A Constructivist Foundation for Whole Language. NEA Early Childhood Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this book is to consider early literacy education and whole language from the perspective of constructivist theory (which states that human beings acquire knowledge by building it from the inside in interaction with the environment) and research. More specifically, the book intends to show that the whole language movement is part of…

Kamii, Constance, Ed.; And Others

174

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

175

Literacy in the Early Years: Teaching and learning in multilingual early childhood classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, I describe and analyse some of the literacy events and practices taking place in a selection of multilingual early childhood (Reception Class and Grade 1) classrooms in Cape Town. The work forms part of a larger multilingual education project being carried out by PRAESA. I use descriptions of my observations of classroom activities and conversations with teachers

Carole Bloch

1999-01-01

176

Use of a Parent Questionnaire in Emergent and Early Literacy Assessment of Preschool Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the use of a parent questionnaire in the assessment of emergent and early literacy skills of preschool children with language impairments (LI) and their typically developing (TD) peers to determine the relationship between parent report and more formal measures of early literacy, as well as to…

Boudreau, Donna

2005-01-01

177

Early literacy and parental writing mediation in young children with and without ADHD  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study compared early literacy of Israeli children aged five to six years with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), contrasted parental writing mediation in the two groups and tested the relations between parents’ mediation characteristics and children’s early literacy skills. Each of 62 parent?child dyads (32 with ADHD) was videotaped at home while writing words. Videotapes were transcribed

Dorit Aram; Idit Bazelet; Hagit Goldman

2010-01-01

178

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

179

Knowing What to Teach Provides a Roadmap for Early Literacy Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Promoting literacy development was not a priority for early childhood special educators 25 years ago. The turn of the century gave rise to a scientific basis of reading that outlined what skills need to be taught to facilitate literacy achievement. Steady progress has been made in moving early childhood education to teaching the skills that are…

Goldstein, Howard

2011-01-01

180

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

Microsoft Academic Search

A within?school evaluation of Schoolwide Early Language and Literacy (SWELL) was undertaken in six disadvantaged schools in NSW in 1995 and 1996 using a sample of Kindergarten students in each school before (control group) and after (experimental group) the implementation of SWELL. As many control and experimental students as could be accessed were tested on four different early literacy measures

Louella Freeman; Gregory Robertson

1998-01-01

181

Early Literacy of Kindergartners with Hearing Impairment: The Role of Mother-Child Collaborative Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study assessed the value of maternal writing mediation in predicting children's early literacy. Thirty kindergartners with hearing impairment (HI) and their mothers participated. Mothers were videotaped at home while helping their children write words, and the children's early literacy was assessed in the kindergarten. Maternal writing…

Aram, Dorit; Most, Tova; Simon, Adi Ben

2008-01-01

182

Can Gains from Early Literacy Interventions Be Sustained? The Case of Reading Recovery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early literacy interventions have demonstrated that pedagogically sound programmes can boost reading achievement for students who do not succeed in early literacy learning. However, there is less evidence as to what extent gains are maintained in subsequent years or the factors which may contribute to sustained progress. The research reported in…

Jesson, Rebecca; Limbrick, Libby

2014-01-01

183

Designing and Implementing an Early Literacy Screening Protocol: Suggestions for the Speech-Language Pathologist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a rationale for incorporating early literacy screening into speech language services for young children with communication impairments. Recommendations concern identifying which children and what areas of literacy should be targeted for screening. Guidelines for interpreting findings and for using screening to guide early

Justice, Laura M.; Invernizzi, Marcia A.; Meier, Joanne D.

2002-01-01

184

Early Literacy and Parental Writing Mediation in Young Children with and without ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study compared early literacy of Israeli children aged five to six years with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), contrasted parental writing mediation in the two groups and tested the relations between parents' mediation characteristics and children's early literacy skills. Each of 62 parent-child dyads (32 with ADHD)…

Aram, Dorit; Bazelet, Idit; Goldman, Hagit

2010-01-01

185

Responses to Struggling, K-2 Readers and Writers: Early Literacy Intervention in Three Urban Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An abundance of research on early literacy intervention indicates that struggling, K-2 readers and writers can be effectively supported through the receipt of intervention services in school; however, research in the area has not yet addressed study of the unique, contextualized design and implementation of early literacy intervention in different…

Mooney, Kathleen C.

2009-01-01

186

Misunderstood Statistical Assumptions Undermine Criticism of the National Early Literacy Panel's Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many of the methodological criticisms of the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) report presented in this special issue of "Educational Researcher" are not specific to the NELP report but are in fact broad criticisms of much of the quantitative research on early literacy. This rejoinder demonstrates that these criticisms are off target and are…

Schatschneider, Christopher; Lonigan, Christopher J.

2010-01-01

187

Functional Literacy--The Concept and the Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of functional literacy might be considered to have its ceremonial initiation at the World Conference of Ministers of Education on the Eradication of Illiteracy in Tehran, Iran, in 1965. At that conference important implications emerged for program development, methodology of teaching, and program content. An effort is made in this…

Bhola, H. S.

188

Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)  

MedlinePLUS

... professional development, and a connected network of practitioners. Information For Students OCTAE's America's Literacy Directory allows students ... directory of programs and other websites for students . Information About Family Literacy and Early Learning LINCS provides ...

189

A multivariate twin study of early literacy in Japanese Kana  

PubMed Central

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 vocabulary, visual perception, nonword repetition, and digit span. Results obtained from univariate behavioral-genetic analyses yielded little evidence for genetic influences, but substantial shared-environmental influences, for all measures. Phenotypic confirmatory factor analysis suggested three correlated factors: phonological awareness, letter name/sound knowledge, and general prereading skills. Multivariate behavioral genetic analyses confirmed relatively small genetic and substantial shared environmental influences on the factors. The correlations among the three factors were mostly attributable to shared environment. Thus, shared environmental influences play an important role in the early reading development of Japanese children.

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

2013-01-01

190

TEACHING EARLY BRAILLE LITERACY SKILLS WITHIN A STIMULUS EQUIVALENCE PARADIGM TO CHILDREN WITH DEGENERATIVE VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS  

PubMed Central

Despite the need for braille literacy, there has been little attempt to systematically evaluate braille-instruction programs. The current study evaluated an instructive procedure for teaching early braille-reading skills with 4 school-aged children with degenerative visual impairments. Following a series of pretests, braille instruction involved providing a sample braille letter and teaching the selection of the corresponding printed letter from a comparison array. Concomitant with increases in the accuracy of this skill, we assessed and captured the formation of equivalence classes through tests of symmetry and transitivity among the printed letters, the corresponding braille letters, and their spoken names.

Toussaint, Karen A; Tiger, Jeffrey H

2010-01-01

191

The Importance of Early Vocabulary for Literacy Achievement in High-Poverty Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although research documents a key contribution of print skills to early literacy, vocabulary and other language skills also provide an important foundation. Focusing on a sample of several hundred low-income children in 16 urban schools that were implementing literacy interventions, 1st-grade predictors of literacy development were traced over time. Beginning-of-1st-grade letter–word identification and word attack skills were the strongest predictors

Lowry Hemphill; Terrence Tivnan

2008-01-01

192

The Unique Contribution of Home Literacy Environment to Differences in Early Literacy Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

The psychometric utility of a home literacy environment measure is evaluated and its unique contribution to predicting literacy skills is examined. The scale is derived from information provided by parents of kindergarten children about the amount of reading materials in the home, and the frequency of library visits, adult literacy?related behaviors, adult?child reading, and television viewing. Measures of language, reading,

Elizabeth A. Griffin; Frederick J. Morrison

1997-01-01

193

Professional Development, Classroom Practice and Student Outcomes: Exploring the Connections in Early Literacy Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the core aims for the implementation of teacher professional development programs is to improve student outcomes. Since 1996 the Broken Bay Catholic Diocese in New South Wales (Australia) has been utilizing the language and literacy program known as Frameworks as the staff development component for their 3-year literacy initiative. The…

McKenzie, Barbra; Turbill, Jan

194

Building an Adult Workplace Literacy Program for Spanish-Speaking Carpenters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a field-based account of how to develop and implement an adult workplace literacy program for English as a Second Language (ESL) students based upon the principles of a social practices definition of literacy. The purpose of the program is to provide basic literacy instruction for the growing population of Spanish-speaking…

Case, Rod E.; Ainsworth, John; Emerson, Rick

2004-01-01

195

Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program: Revised Indicators of Program Quality, Fiscal Year 2004.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document lists the Ohio Department of Education's Adult Basic and Literacy Education revised indicators of program quality. A chart details the measures and performance standards for the following quality indicators: (1) students demonstrate progress toward attainment of literacy skills at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the…

Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.

196

Engaging Adults in Literacy Programs at Neighborhood Networks Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is designed to help Neighborhood Networks centers create programs that meet the goals of adult literacy learners. (The centers provide residents of federally assisted or insured properties with training in economic self-sufficiency.) Chapter 1 highlights the special characteristics of adult learners--the challenges they face and…

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.

197

PreRead: An Integrated Emergent Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exciting guide provides professionals with a balanced emergent literacy program that develops language, print awareness, and phonological awareness skills. Activities in these three domains are integrated into 10 lessons. Each "PreRead" session begins with a written and oral presentation of the sequence of activities for that day using a…

Lederer, Susan Hendler; Sanfilippo, Mary Ann; Soman, Bonnie

2006-01-01

198

Nonparticipation of Mayan Adults in Rural Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interviews with five Mayans in Guatemalan villages identified deterrents to participation in literacy programs at four levels: (1) individual (personal history, self-perception); (2) family (values, machismo); (3) community (ethnic identity, economic system); and (4) national (funding, policies, culturally inappropriate formats). (SK)

Cutz, German; Chandler, Paul

1999-01-01

199

College of Lake County National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The College of Lake County's 3-year National Workplace Literacy Program (1994-1997) contributed to economic development by meeting companies' changing educational and production needs as they fluctuated and met new challenges for global marketing and improvement. It assessed 883 employees at 8 business sites with customized assessment tools and…

Gee, Mary Kay

200

Information Literacy and Research Skills Program at USC Sumter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This session will demonstrate how USC Sumter's Anderson Library recently developed information literacy and research skills program uses information technology available through the library introduce students, faculty and patrons to the methods and ethics of information research, with an emphasis on analyzing and defining information needs and…

Ferguson, Jane; Schultz, Pat; Pender, Constance; Chapman, Sharon

2005-01-01

201

Program-Integrated Information Literacy Instruction for Online Graduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic librarians often provide information literacy support for specific courses or topics in the form of research guides, one-shot training sessions, library orientations, or by embedding library content into online courses. Less frequently, they provide continuous program-level support on-campus or online. This paper highlights the value of…

Kumar, Swapna; Ochoa, Marilyn

2012-01-01

202

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

203

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

204

Directions for Studying Early Literacy as Social Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this essay, the author addresses the current status of emergent literacy research. First, she sets the stage by briefly exploring the important questions and continuing contributions of the emergent literacy perspective. Next, she examines some inherent theoretical tensions--especially how emergent literacy's research questions have bounded and…

Rowe, Deborah Wells

2010-01-01

205

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

206

Once upon a Time--Together: An Intergenerational Reading Program Empowering Teenage Parents To Develop the Emerging Literacy of Their Children While Reducing Their Own Literacy Deficiencies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An intergenerational literacy program was developed for 40 teenage parents and their children enrolled in an alternative education center. The program was designed to empower teenage parents to develop the emerging literacy of their children while reducing their own literacy deficiencies. The Once upon a Time-Together program acquainted teenage…

Hoffman, Janet B.

207

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

208

Ensuring Early Literacy Success. Research Points. Volume 6, Issue 1, Winter 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ensuring early literacy success is a wise investment because literacy skills are essential to success in all school subjects--literature, social sciences, natural science, and mathematics. There is a strong research base for how children learn to read, how to prevent failure, and how to intervene when reading difficulties occur. This issue of…

Rangel, Elizabeth S.

2009-01-01

209

SHELL: Oral Language and Early Literacy Skills in Kindergarten and First-Grade Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since learning to read is a complex process, there are a diverse set of prerequisite skills, including both language and literacy related skills. This article reports on a battery of oral language and early literacy tests, called the SHELL. The battery contains measures of oral language development (a narrative production task, a picture description task, a definitions task, and a

Catherine E. Snow; Patton O. Tabors; Petra A. Nicholson; Brenda F. Kurland

1995-01-01

210

Curricular and instructional influences on early literacy attainment: evidence from Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study considered curricular and instructional influences on early Chinese literacy attainment in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. The participants included 198 pre?school children, their teachers and parents. Children were administered the Pre?school and Primary Chinese Literacy Scale at the age of either two or three years, and again one year later. Teachers were asked to report on their beliefs

Hui Li; Nirmala Rao

2005-01-01

211

How To Raise Children's Early Literacy? The Influence of Family, Teacher, and Classroom in Northeast Brazil.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 140 first- and second-grade classrooms and 1,925 students in the Brazilian states of Bahia and Ceara examined teaching practices and teacher behaviors in the classroom and their effects on students' early literacy achievement, as well as the influences of student, home, teacher, and school characteristics on literacy scores. (SV)

Fuller, Bruce; Dellagnelo, Lucia; Strath, Annelie; Barretto Bastos, Eni Santana; Holanda Maia, Mauricio; Lopes de Matos, Kelma Socorro; Luiza Portela, Adelia; Lerche Vieira, Sofia

1999-01-01

212

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

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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

213

Home Literacy Predictors of Early Reading Development in Children with Cerebral Palsy  

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The goal of the present 1-year long longitudinal study was to determine which home literacy variables were effective in stimulating early reading skills of children with cerebral palsy (CP) directly or indirectly via the reading precursors. Parents of 35 children with CP completed questionnaires regarding aspects of the home literacy environment…

Peeters, Marieke; Verhoeven, Ludo; de Moor, Jan; van Balkom, Hans; van Leeuwe, Jan

2009-01-01

214

"Let the Youths Beware!": The Sponsorship of Early 19th-Century Native American Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores literacy sponsorship at an academy that schooled young Native American men near Lexington, Kentucky in the early 19th century. Presents case studies based on the correspondence of two advanced students who turned their literacy lessons toward a critique of their living and learning conditions. Notes the students embraced liberatory…

Pitcock, Ronald L.

2000-01-01

215

Measuring Teachers' Knowledge about Early Language and Literacy: Practical Implications and Considerations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined 1 tool for evaluating Head Start teachers' knowledge about early language and literacy. Results indicated that teachers varied in their knowledge. Teachers with more knowledge had more education, as did teachers who received language and literacy professional development. Teachers with greater knowledge also demonstrated higher…

Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A.

2011-01-01

216

Family Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research indicates that family literacy programs can provide opportunities for educational success for parents and children. The benefits reaped by the children in family literacy workshops are presented.

Holloway, John H.

2004-01-01

217

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

218

Meeting the Basic Learning Needs of the Newly Literate: China's Post-literacy Education for the Early 21st Century  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While China has achieved considerable success in its efforts to raise literacy levels, it has been faced with the relapse of many newly literate adults into illiteracy. The consolidation of literacy skills through post-literacy programs is therefore of key importance to the country. This study examines the reasons why adult literates relapse and discusses the problems and modalities of post-literacy education, concluding with recommendations for future post-literacy policy.

Guodong, Xie; Zhupeng, Zhang

2003-11-01

219

Computer Tutors: An Innovative Approach to Computer Literacy. Part I: The Early Stages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of the Computer Tutor project in Palo Alto, California, a computer literacy pilot program in which tutors are used to teach high school students and other interested persons computer programing. (JJD)

Targ, Joan

1981-01-01

220

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.

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

2014-01-01

221

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

222

Mexican Immigrant Mothers' Perceptions of Their Children's Communication Disabilities, Emergent Literacy Development, and Speech-Language Therapy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This qualitative study explored mothers' perceptions of their children's communication disabilities, emergent literacy development, and speech-language therapy programs. Method: Participants were 14 Mexican immigrant mothers and their children (age 17-47 months) who were receiving center-based services from an early childhood intervention…

Kummerer, Sharon E.; Lopez-Reyna, Norma A.; Hughes, Marie Tejero

2007-01-01

223

Breakthrough to Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an overview of Breakthrough to Literacy, a research-based early literacy program that combines interactive software, quality print materials, take-home materials and staff development to provide individualized reading instruction for students. It uses technology to help children understand the relationship between sound, print,…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.

224

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

225

Assessing Learning Achievements and Development Impact: Ghana's National Functional Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarises findings and lessons from a recently conducted evaluation of an adult functional literacy program in Ghana. The study attempted to assess learners' literacy and numeracy skills, and ascertain participants' knowledge and skills in various development aspects as well as their impact. The literacy and numeracy skills assessment…

Aoki, Aya

2005-01-01

226

Summer Program Aims to Improve Literacy Skills of Black Male Teens  

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In this article, the author talks about a summer program at the African American Adolescent Male Summer Literacy Institute which aims to improve literacy skills of black male teens. The African American Adolescent Male Summer Literacy Institute is now in its fourth year at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). Alfred Tatum, director of the…

West, Cassandra

2012-01-01

227

Examining Early Literacy Skill Differences Among Children in Head Start via Latent Profile Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present study was to determine whether there are systematic differences in literacy skills among children from less-advantaged households, using latent profile analysis. Early reading skills were measured using the Early Arithmetic, Reading, and Learning Indicators (EARLI; DiPerna, Morgan, & Lei, 2007) literacy tasks. Participants (N = 166) were 4-year-old children enrolled in Head Start. Results revealed

Kate E. Norwalk; James C. DiPerna; Pui-wa Lei; Qiong Wu

2012-01-01

228

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 ongoing coaching; Group 3, control group. Analysis of

Susan B. Neuman; Linda Cunningham

2009-01-01

229

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

230

The Early Childhood Emergent Literacy Technology Research Study. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes findings of a 3-year study on the effects of an Interactive Technology Literacy Curriculum (ITLC) on emergent literacy knowledge and abilities of children (ages 3 to 5) with mild to moderate disabilities. Using a case study approach, 16 preschool classes in four types of classrooms in West Central Illinois communities…

Hutinger, Patricia; Bell, Carol; Beard, Marisa; Bond, Janet; Johanson, Joyce; Terry, Clare

231

The Impacts of an Early Mathematics Curriculum on Oral Language and Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Competence in early mathematics is crucial for later school success. Although research indicates that early mathematics curricula improve children's mathematics skill, such curricula's impacts on oral language and early literacy skills are not known. This project is the first to investigate the effects of an intensive pre-kindergarten mathematics…

Sarama, Julie; Lange, Alissa A.; Clements, Douglas H.; Wolfe, Christopher B.

2012-01-01

232

The Beginning with Books Gift Book Program: Effects on Family and Child Literacy. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study offered a means of evaluating the long-term effects of the Beginning with Books gift packet program on literacy experiences provided by the family, on the children's literacy and language abilities, and on the skills of the children involved in the program as perceived by their kindergarten teachers. The program is a nonprofit…

Bean, Rita M.; And Others

233

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

234

Kodak Skills Enhancement Program. U.S. Department of Education National Workplace Literacy Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Kodak Skills Enhancement program was a workplace literacy project funded through the U.S. Department of Education's National Workplace Literacy Program. The project goals were as follows: (1) establish a positive climate within the Kodak corporate environment to ensure program effectiveness by garnering support at all levels; (2) determine the…

Beaudin, Bart P.

235

Noticing and Naming as Social Practice: Examining the Relevance of a Contextualized Field-Based Early Childhood Literacy Methods Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative study examines what early childhood preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based literacy methods course deemed relevant regarding teaching, literacy, and learning. This study is based on postcourse interviews with 7 early childhood preservice teachers. Findings suggest that contextualized field experiences facilitate preservice teachers' development of “noticing and naming” as a social practice. Early childhood preservice teachers developed understandings

Tasha Tropp Laman; Erin T. Miller; Julia López-Robertson

2012-01-01

236

Children's Participation Rights in Early Childhood Education and Care: The Case of Early Literacy Learning and Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This position article argues that educators' knowledge of young children's perspectives on aspects of early learning, including literacy learning, and subsequent interpretations of the ways that these perspectives can inform and shape pedagogy are key to promoting children's participation rights in early childhood education and care. Drawing on…

Dunphy, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

237

Letter and Numeral Identification: Their Relationship with Early Literacy and Numeracy Skills  

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The relationship between letter and numeral identification is reviewed to determine whether early identification of these symbols impact upon both literacy and numeracy development. Numerals and letters share similar perceptual properties such as geometric features and arbitrary labels. Through early socio-cultural experiences with surrounding…

Neumann, Michelle M.; Hood, Michelle; Ford, Ruth M.; Neumann, David L.

2013-01-01

238

Levelling the Playing Field for Kindergarten Entry: Research Implications for Preschool Early Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to consider the importance of intervening with early literacy instruction at the preschool level. Research has found phonological awareness skills in preschool to be one of the most robust predictors of early reading success in a child's first few years of formal schooling. The efficacy of phonological awareness…

Callaghan, Georgia; Madelaine, Alison

2012-01-01

239

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

240

Celebrating Family Literacy through Intergenerational Programming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for administrators, educators, and people interested in children's learning, this book explores ways to reawaken parents' understanding of their role as their children's first teachers. The volume is divided into four major sections. Part 1, which provides a background and rationale for developing intergenerational programming in support…

Matthias, Margaret, Ed.; Gulley, Beverly, Ed.

241

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

242

Pennsylvania's Family Literacy Programs: Results of a Statewide Evaluation, 1998-1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A statewide evaluation indicated Pennsylvania's family literacy programs were meeting goals and providing family-centered, integrated educational services for eligible families. Findings indicated that family literacy programs recruited eligible and "most in need" families; enrolled families had young children; parents had limited formal schooling…

Van Horn, Barbara; Kassab, Cathy; Grinder, Elisabeth

243

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

244

Attendance, Performance and the Acquisition of Early Literacy Skills: A Comparison of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous School Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an evaluation of a web-based early literacy intervention, ABRACADABRA, a small exploratory study was conducted over one term in three primary schools in the Northern Territory. Of particular concern was the relationship between attendance and the acquisition of early literacy skills of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. Using the…

Ehrich, John; Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.; Helmer, Janet; Oteng, Georges; Lea, Tess; Bartlett, Claire; Smith, Heather; Emmett, Sue

2010-01-01

245

The Role of Close Relationships in Early Literacy Learning: Towards a Working Model. Reading Research Report No. 80.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an attempt to precisely clarify the role of social context in early literacy development, this paper presents a working theoretical model for the ways in which one form of close social relationship, friendship, relates to early school-based literacy. The paper defines friendship as a dyadic, mutual relationship. The paper suggests that…

Pellegrini, A. D.; Galda, Lee

246

Noticing and Naming as Social Practice: Examining the Relevance of a Contextualized Field-Based Early Childhood Literacy Methods Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study examines what early childhood preservice teachers enrolled in a field-based literacy methods course deemed relevant regarding teaching, literacy, and learning. This study is based on postcourse interviews with 7 early childhood preservice teachers. Findings suggest that "contextualized field experiences" facilitate…

Laman, Tasha Tropp; Miller, Erin T.; Lopez-Robertson, Julia

2012-01-01

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

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); Candice M. Rausch (University of Nevada School of Life Sciences); Laurie Fruth (University of Nevada Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies); Megan E. Thomas (University of Nevada School of Life Sciences); PhD Frank van van Breukelen (University of Nevada School of Life Sciences)

2007-03-01

249

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

250

The early development of literacy and numeracy skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents data on the knowledge and beliefs about reading and number seen in a sample of children followed through their last year of nursery school. The data showed that children of this age have beliefs and goals concerning reading and number which are very different to those of adults but that their emergent literacy interacts with their emergent

Penny Munn

1994-01-01

251

An Inquiry Study of Early Literacy. NCTE Reading Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this inquiry study is young children's learning, and specifically, their use of literacy from their preschool years through age eight. The inquiry study is designed to function simultaneously on two levels: the first level (figure 1) invites study group members to think about themselves as learners, teachers, and scholars. At the…

Serebrin, Wayne; Long, Susi; Egawa, Kathy

252

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.

253

Early literacy interventions: The relative roles of storybook reading, alphabetic activities, and their combination  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examined the differential contributions on vocabulary and alphabetic skills of three literacy programs: (a) storybook reading program; (b) alphabetic skills program; and (c) a combined program. It was expected that storybook reading would enhance primarily vocabulary while alphabetic skills training would promote primarily alphabetic skills. Program by age interactions were examined in two age groups (3–4 and 4–5 years

DORIT ARAM

2006-01-01

254

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.

255

The Effect of Computer-Delivered Phonological Awareness Training on the Early Literacy Skills of Students Identified as At-Risk for Reading Failure  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study examined the effects of two computer-delivered phonological awareness training programs (Earobics Step 1 and Lexia Early Reading) on the early literacy skills of kindergarten and first grade students at risk for reading failure. The study utilized a multi-group pretest-treatment-posttest design. Student participants, who were identified for the study through a school-wide screening, were randomly assigned to one

Deanne Gale

2006-01-01

256

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

257

Incorporating data literacy into undergraduate information literacy programs in the social sciences : A pilot project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the confluence of data literacy with information literacy in an experimental one-unit course taught in the UCLA Department of Sociology, and present the literature on, rationale for, and future of integrating these interrelated literacies into social science courses. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The course was co-taught twice by a librarian

Elizabeth Stephenson; Patti Schifter Caravello

2007-01-01

258

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

259

Santa Clara County 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 Santa Clara County (California) Library Reading Program Computer Aided Literacy (CAL) Project involved recruitment, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection…

Willingham, Taylor; Trajico, Charity A.; Levy, Michael

260

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

261

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Harlan County Public Library Literacy Project (Kentucky) provided rural-oriented, basic literacy, and oral history programs to a community of 100,000-200,000. The goal of the project was to produce six booklets about local people and issues, to be used as literacy materials in programs with Appalachian students. Students wanted to produce…

Warren, Carol E.

262

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

263

Building Sustainable Adult Literacy Provision: A Review of International Trends in Adult Literacy Policy and Programs. Support Document  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this report was to analyze, through a desktop audit, international trends in adult literacy policy and programs. The audit includes an examination of the significant research undertaken, and policy statements made by international institutions such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the…

McKenna, Rosa; Fitzpatrick, Lynne

2004-01-01

264

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.

265

The Florida Adult Homeless Literacy and Basic Skills Assistance Project 1992-1993. Program Evaluation Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Florida Adult Homeless Literacy and Basic Skills Assistance Project was initiated in 1992 to provide literacy and basic skills training to at least 2,700 homeless Florida adults. In 1993, a limited evaluation of the project was conducted. Evaluation data were collected from reviews of 39 state and local documents, interviews with the program

Gardner, Dan

266

Seek, Gather, and Report. Experiences in Program-Based Literacy Research. Occasional Paper No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains nine articles about the process of doing research by literacy practitioners and volunteers in several areas of the Ontario (Canada) literacy field. "Implementing a Workplace Program: A Look Back" (Maria Ioannou-Makrakis) describes the process followed and the learning outcomes from planning, implementing, and developing a…

Program-Based Research Special Interest Group, London (Ontario).

267

The Gannett Foundation Literacy Challenge Grants Program 1987-1990. Assessment Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes how 20 states and Puerto Rico used $2.7 million awarded by the Gannett Foundation to build and expand adult literacy activities in a coordinated fashion statewide. Chapter 1 presents information on development of the Literacy Challenge grants program and brief descriptions of each project, including year funded, amount of…

Sibbison, Virginia Hayes

268

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

269

Adams County Public Library (ACPL) Literacy Program. General Information and Narrative Report September 1988-October 1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Grant funding enabled the Adams County Public Library (ACPL) in Colorado to hire permanent staff; build collections of library materials for literacy students, tutors, and the general public; provide workbooks to students at no cost; and expand the scope and effectiveness of the literacy program by enabling the development of collections of…

Buchanan, Nancy K.

270

Transitions: Building Partnerships between Literacy Volunteer and Adult Education Programs. A Guide to Effective Transition Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, which is intended for use by decision makers, administrators, volunteers, teachers, and other educators in fields related to adult literacy, is designed to assist in the development and improvement of transition strategies for students participating in volunteer literacy and adult education programs. Chapter 1 summarizes the draft…

National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.

271

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.

272

District Weaves a Safety Net: Program Comes to the Early Rescue of Young Readers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Early Literacy Tutorial, which targets primary school students falling behind in reading. Teachers and assistants receive professional development on the program. Key program elements include individual tutoring, high expectations, teacher-student interactions, a holistic approach, daily reading, and ongoing assessment. Sidebars…

Hrycauk, Marilyn

2002-01-01

273

Outcomes of Learning. Results from the 2000 Program for International Student Assessment of 15-Year-Olds in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy. Statistical Analysis Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a new system of international assessments that focus on 15-year olds' capabilities in reading literacy, mathematics literacy, and science literacy. PISA also measures general or cross-curricular c...

M. Lelmke L. Lippman G. Bairu C. Calsyn T. Kruger T. Williams

2001-01-01

274

Identifying Problems Affecting Adult Literacy Training Programs in the Cento Region; Report of the CENTO Seminar on Illiteracy Held in the National Museum, Tehran, Nov. 16-21, 1963.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is the report of the proceedings of a seminar on adult education held in Tehran, Iran. The twelve papers included discuss such topics as adult literacy programs in Iran, literacy in Turkey, adult literacy problems and programs of Pakistan, the purpose of literacy training, defining literacy, planning literacy training programs,…

Luebke, Paul T., Ed.

275

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

276

Assessment of Language Development of Preschoolers: Validating Morrow's Checklist for Assessing Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to establish the validity of the Language Development Rating Scale and the Attitudes toward Reading and Voluntary Reading Behaviour Rating Scale in Morrow's Checklist for Assessing Early Literacy Development for use with preschool children in Hong Kong. The sample comprised 2619 preschool children aged three-five years who were…

Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Lam, Hazel Mei Yung

2011-01-01

277

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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 shared or did not share a teacher in kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2.…

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

2010-01-01

278

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

279

Children of the Cloth: Flannelboards Are a Great Tool to Help Kids Learn Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Flannelboards have been a storytime staple for years in school and public libraries. The flannelboard, or feltboard as it often is called, is a great tool to help children build early literacy skills. Reading research tells us that reading aloud is most effective when it is an interactive experience between the reader and the child. Flannelboard…

Arnold, Renea; Colburn, Nell

2004-01-01

280

Integrating Literacy and Space Science: Three Proven Curricula for the Early Grades  

Microsoft Academic Search

Elementary educators typically have only limited opportunity to teach extensive science units. This is due in great part to the primary focus on literacy and mathematics instruction in the early grades. It is not surprising then, that the time and resources allocated to science teaching are significantly less than those allocated to language arts and mathematics. The integration of elementary

R. Paglierani; S. Feldman

2009-01-01

281

Family Support for Early Literacy and Numeracy: Examining Events in the Home and Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood educators often make assumptions about the nature of families' understandings and what they do at home to support their young children's literacy and numeracy development and learning. Sometimes educator's have a limited understanding of children's every day experiences at home or in their community and the potential for these to…

Kennedy, Anne

2010-01-01

282

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

283

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

284

Reach Out and Read: A pediatric clinic-based approach to early literacy promotion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Approximately 90 million adults in the United States read at a level that limits their ability to function as full members of society or limits their ability to meet their basic needs. Reading success as an adult is related to early literacy experiences. Reading aloud by parents is the single most critical factor in a child's reading success later in

Paige M. Atkinson; Deborah K. Parks; Susan M. Cooley; Sheri L. Sarkis

2002-01-01

285

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

286

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

287

Predictive Validity of Early Literacy Indicators from the Middle of Kindergarten to Second Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has emphasized the importance of phonological awareness, phonemic decoding, and automaticity in reading development. Special and general education teachers need valid, efficient, and effective early literacy indicators for schoolwide screening and monitoring that adequately predict reading outcomes. The purpose of this study was to…

Burke, Mack D.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Kwok, Oiman; Parker, Richard

2009-01-01

288

Effects of Targeted Intervention on Early Literacy Skills of At-Risk Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading problems are among the most prevalent concerns in schools; poor readers in elementary school who do not receive special assistance are particularly at risk for dismal academic careers. In a large-scale project, children with serious reading problems received targeted intervention to address critical early literacy skills. The assistance…

Wang, Chuang; Algozzine, Bob

2008-01-01

289

Bilingual Means Two: Assessment Issues, Early Literacy and Spanish-speaking Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will discuss issues in assessment and development of early literacy in children who are two - language learners. Included in the paper are summaries of specific research studies that address each of the identified issues. Specifically, this paper will address the following concepts: • Assessment for two-language children in the U.S. requires a posit ive schema around how

Kathy Escamilla

290

Promoting Early Literacy via Practicing Invented Spelling: A Comparison of Different Mediation Routines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study compared the effects of different mediation routines provided to kindergartners from families of low socioeconomic status on the students' invented spelling attempts and on their gains obtained on spelling and other early literacy skills (letter naming, sounds of letters, word segmentation, and word decoding). The effects of…

Levin, Iris; Aram, Dorit

2013-01-01

291

Descriptive-Developmental Performance of At-Risk Preschoolers on Early Literacy Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A total of 2,161 4- to 5-year-old children were administered seven criterion-referenced early literacy tasks as part of statewide screening. Tasks included measures of alphabet knowledge, print knowledge, concept of word, name writing, rhyme awareness, beginning sound awareness, and verbal memory. Five-year-old children outperformed 4-year-old…

Justice, Laura M.; Invernizzi, Marcia; Geller, Karly; Sullivan, Amie K.; Welsch, Jodi

2004-01-01

292

A Primary Approach to Reading: Review of Early Literacy Interventions Implemented in Pediatric Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children who begin school with less developed early literacy skills often have a difficult time catching up to their peers, and children who are poor readers in the first few years of school continue struggling with reading when compared with their peers at later grades. Before school entry, schools may be limited in their regular access to…

Ogg, Julia A.; Sundman-Wheat, Ashley N.; Bateman, Lisa P.

2012-01-01

293

An Examination of Two Techniques for Promoting Response Generalization of Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the application of two generalization procedures designed to promote generalized responding across two early literacy skills. Letter sound fluency was targeted using direct intervention for three subjects within a multiple baseline design. After instruction was complete, two generalization procedures (cueing and providing…

Duhon, Gary J.; House, Sara E.; Poncy, Brian C.; Hastings, Kim W.; McClurg, Sally C.

2010-01-01

294

A Primary Approach to Reading: Review of Early Literacy Interventions Implemented in Pediatric Settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Children who begin school with less developed early literacy skills often have a difficult time catching up to their peers, and children who are poor readers in the first few years of school continue struggling with reading when compared with their peers at later grades. Before school entry, schools may be limited in their regular access to families. In contrast,

Julia A. Ogg; Ashley N. Sundman-Wheat; Lisa P. Bateman

2012-01-01

295

The Impact of an Early Literacy Initiative on the Long Term Academic Success of Diverse Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The primary goal of the Words Work (WW) early literacy initiative was to prepare diverse students to become successful learners in school. Four groups of students were followed over 6 years: students from traditional Head Start (HS) centers, students from augmented HS centers (WW students), students eligible for HS but not enrolled (waitlist or WL), and a random sample of

Stella SiWan Zimmerman; Michael C. Rodriguez; Kirsten L. Rewey; Sandra L. Heidemann

2008-01-01

296

Literacy Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Reading and Writing, 1999.  

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 fourth volume are: "The Development of Literate Potential in Literature-Based and Skills-Based…

Literacy Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Reading and Writing, 1999

1999-01-01

297

Cognitive and Linguistic Precursors to Early Literacy Achievement in Children with Specific Language Impairment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the role of cognitive and language skills as predictors of early literacy skills in children with Specific Language Impairment. A range of cognitive and linguistic skills were assessed in a sample of 137 eight-year-old children with SLI at the beginning of the school year, and 6 months later on word decoding and reading…

van Weerdenburg, Marjolijn; Verhoeven, Ludo; van Balkom, Hans; Bosman, Anna

2009-01-01

298

A Longitudinal Assessment of the Home Literacy Environment and Early Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This longitudinal assessment concentrated on the relation between the home literacy environment (HLE) and early language acquisition during infancy and toddlerhood. In study 1, after controlling for socio-economic status, a broadly defined HLE predicted language comprehension in 50 infants. In study 2, 27 children returned for further analyses.…

Schmitt, Sara A.; Simpson, Adrianne M.; Friend, Margaret

2011-01-01

299

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.

300

Working Together for Literacy. A Guidebook for Local Language Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to help communities in preliterate societies break the barrier of illiteracy, this book presents a simple basic foundation for literacy instruction that can be handled by local people with little experience. The book explains each step with great detail. The four chapters are as follows: (1) "Local Language Literacy and Developing…

Stringer, Mary D.; Faraclas, Nicholas G.

301

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

302

Indirect Impact: How Early Childhood Educator Training and Coaching Impacted the Acquisition of Literacy Skills in Preschool Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Learning to read becomes a difficult task for many children, particularly if they have not been reared in early childhood settings where literacy-based activities, interactions, or materials are prevalent. This study examined the impact that providing a college-level course in research-based instructional strategies for literacy development to early childhood educators had on the development of early reading skills in the

Dale Lynn Cusumano; Kathleen Armstrong; Rachel Cohen; Melissa Todd

2006-01-01

303

The Influence of Maternal Health Literacy and Child's Age on Participation in Social Welfare Programs.  

PubMed

The objective of this study is to determine the influence of maternal health literacy and child's age on participation in social welfare programs benefiting children. In a longitudinal prospective cohort study of 560 Medicaid-eligible mother-infant dyads recruited in Philadelphia, maternal health literacy was assessed using the test of functional health literacy in adults (short version). Participation in social welfare programs [Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), child care subsidy, and public housing] was self-reported at child's birth, and at the 6, 12, 18, 24 month follow-up interviews. Generalized estimating equations quantified the strength of maternal health literacy as an estimator of program participation. The mothers were primarily African-Americans (83 %), single (87 %), with multiple children (62 %). Nearly 24 % of the mothers had inadequate or marginal health literacy. Children whose mothers had inadequate health literacy were less likely to receive child care subsidy (adjusted OR = 0.54, 95 % CI 0.34-0.85) than children whose mothers had adequate health literacy. Health literacy was not a significant predictor for TANF, SNAP, WIC or housing assistance. The predicted probability for participation in all programs decreased from birth to 24 months. Most notably, predicted WIC participation declined rapidly after age one. During the first 24 months, mothers with inadequate health literacy could benefit from simplified or facilitated child care subsidy application processes. Targeted outreach and enrollment efforts conducted by social welfare programs need to take into account the changing needs of families as children age. PMID:23990157

Pati, Susmita; Siewert, Elizabeth; Wong, Angie T; Bhatt, Suraj K; Calixte, Rose E; Cnaan, Avital

2014-07-01

304

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The current context of increased accountability and the proliferation of skills-based literacy mandates at the early childhood\\u000a level pose particular tensions for multilingual children and educators. In this article, we draw on data from two ethnographic\\u000a studies to examine how educators and children negotiate the constraints of early childhood curricular mandates within two\\u000a New York City schools with multilingual populations

Tamara Glupczynski Spencer; Lorraine Falchi; María Paula Ghiso

2011-01-01

305

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

306

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

307

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

308

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

309

A Randomized Trial Examining the Effects of Parent Engagement on Early Language and Literacy: The Getting Ready Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Language and literacy skills established during early childhood are critical for later school success. Parental engagement with children has been linked to a number of adaptive characteristics in preschoolers including language and literacy development, and family-school collaboration is an important contributor to school readiness. This study…

Sheridan, Susan M.; Knoche, Lisa L.; Kupzyk, Kevin A.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Marvin, Christine A.

2011-01-01

310

The Impact of Kindergarten Intervention Project Accelerated Literacy on Emerging Literacy Concepts and Second Grade Reading Comprehension.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relationship between success of an early intervention program Project Accelerated Literacy in the kindergarten year and success in second grade reading performance. The intervention was given only to students who demonstrated a literacy delay on kindergarten literacy assessments. Subjects were 283 kindergarten students…

Hausner, Mary E. Interrante

311

Poverty alleviation and integrated service delivery: Literacy, early child development and health  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 increased supply of a low-quality education. Often, these programs address almost exclusively Education for

Bjorn Harald Nordtveit

2008-01-01

312

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

313

Early program development and implementation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Programs for the development and operation of meteorological satellites from the TIROS 1 satellite and the establishment of NASA through the 1960's are described. The technical problems confronted in the development of the early satellite systems are discussed in addition to issues in international involvement and program support. The TIROS and Nimbus series satellites are primarily addressed.

Tepper, M.

1982-01-01

314

Once Upon a Time...Families Reading Together: Promoting Early Literacy through Parental Workshops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports one south Texas school's efforts at promoting family literacy through a workshop program for low socioeconomic status families. Outlines activities of each of three workshops designed to foster good reading attitudes and abilities by teaching parents strategies and techniques to use when reading to their children. (SR)

Ermis, Shirley

1996-01-01

315

The Jumpstart Model: The Contours of a New Force in Early Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Jumpstart is a growing literacy program that is now active in 17 states in addition to the District of Columbia. The Jumpstart Model pairs children of low-income families with college mentors in the child's typical learning environment. Despite the prevalence and importance of Jumpstart, little has been written about either the general model of Jumpstart or the positive impacts the

Matthew C. Lambert; Loretta C. Rudd; Hansel Burley

2012-01-01

316

The Jumpstart Model: The Contours of a New Force in Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Jumpstart is a growing literacy program that is now active in 17 states in addition to the District of Columbia. The Jumpstart Model pairs children of low-income families with college mentors in the child's typical learning environment. Despite the prevalence and importance of Jumpstart, little has been written about either the general model of…

Lambert, Matthew C.; Rudd, Loretta C.; Burley, Hansel

2012-01-01

317

Focus on California's Class-Size Reduction: Smaller Classes Aim To Launch Early Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Smaller class sizes in California were viewed as a way to improve K-3 education, especially in the area of literacy. The urgency to act prompted state leaders to adopt class-size reduction (CSR) without knowing for sure that it would work and without establishing a formal procedure for evaluating the program. This report looks at past research on…

McRobbie, Joan

318

Computer Tutors: An Innovative Approach to Computer Literacy. Part I: The Early Stages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Part I of this two-part article, the author describes the evolution of the Computer Tutor project in Palo Alto, California, and the strategies she incorporated into a successful student-taught computer literacy program. Journal availability: Educational Computer, P.O. Box 535, Cupertino, CA 95015. (Editor/SJL)

Targ, Joan

1981-01-01

319

Documentation as Problem Solving for Literacy Outreach Programs  

SciTech Connect

Age-appropriate technical writing lessons for underperforming high-school students can offer them an innovative, ''authentic'' way to improve how they read and write. Thus the techniques and principles of effective technical communication routinely applied at work also provide a positive response to one of today's great educational challenges. This workshop shows participants how to (1) introduce English and science teachers to the value of technical writing as a response to school literacy problems, (2) prepare plausible practice exercises to help students improve their basic literacy, and (3) recognize and respond to known literacy outreach pitfalls. Every effective literacy outreach project based on technical writing needs to address four key problems.

Girill, T R

2004-07-06

320

Exploring the Value of a Summer Literacy Program on the Learning of At-Risk Adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore both the short-term and long-term value of a summer literacy program on the literacy learning of at-risk seventh- and eighth-grade students. The students who participated in the study were all slotted for grade-level retention. The program brought them from an isolated and impoverished area to a university campus where they participated in

Marla H. Mallette; James B. Schreiber; Crystal Caffey; Tina Carpenter; Martha Hunter

2009-01-01

321

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

322

Structuring learning environments: Lessons from the organization of post-literacy programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New conceptual and historical work on the nature of literacy and information on several bellwether post-literacy efforts in developing countries furnish a basis for diagnosing some of the deficiencies in current approaches to post-literacy programming. The key issue is the design of a `literate environment'. Heretofore attention has been concentrated too exclusively on the reading materials and continuing education side of the problem, and insufficient attention has been given to the more critical and difficult aspect: ensuring adequate opportunities for the application of new literate skills. The availability of these functional opportunities is closely related to the possibilities for accumulation and reinvestment of economic surplus in the environment, and to the way in which the related activities are organized. Literacy programs can unite skills relevant to management of local resources with strategies of cultural, political or religious revitalization that mobilize people to use their human resources. They therefore continue to offer an attractive means of initiating a reinvestment spiral from limited initial capital. To realize these potentials at the post-literacy stage, however, requires planning post-literacy before literacy, broadening programs to address primary school leavers as well, and paying greatly increased attention to the economic and social structure of the learning environment.

Easton, Peter A.

1989-12-01

323

Appalachian Adult Literacy Programs Survey (ALPS). Final Report. Volume I--Narrative; Volume 2--Appendices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL) contracted with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to seek information on the presence, operation, and impact of adult learning programs within the 13-state Appalachian Region. Literacy was defined on a program operation base, possible programs were listed, and program descriptions were obtained…

Borei, Sven H. E.; Shively, Joe E.

324

The Value of Book Distribution in a Clinic-Based Literacy Intervention Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine whether anticipatory guidance at well-child visits (WCV) that included early literacy development and the provision of books by the examining physician changed family literacy practices. It was conducted in an inner-city pediatric clinic that serves as the continuity practice site for pediatric and pediatric\\/internal medicine residents. There were 352 children (181 treatment:

V. Faye Jones; Sofia M. Franco; Sharon C. Metcalf; Robert Popp; Susan Staggs; Amy E. Thomas

2000-01-01

325

National Literacy Grants Program, 1992-1993. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet presents summaries of the 35 projects funded by the National Institute for Literacy in 1992. Each summary provides the project's purpose, findings, products, and contact person with address and telephone number. These projects are included: Adult Literacy in the United States; Cognitive Skills-Based Instruction and Assessment; Hmong…

National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.

326

Global 2000 National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the final report on Global 2000, a 3-year workplace literacy project during which 87% of the 805 employees of 10 Massachusetts manufacturing companies enrolled in workplace literacy classes offered by the Continuing Education Institute (CEI). A total of 61 classes were held and 41 employee-participants earned high school diplomas…

Continuing Education Inst., Needham, MA.

327

The Role of Storytelling in Effective Family Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes how the family literacy movement, which emphasizes respect for diversity and the cultural heritage of participants, is gaining momentum. Considers how the art of storytelling provides an excellent vehicle for promoting and enhancing language and literacy development within families. (SG)

Palmer, Barbara C.; Leiste, Sara Marie; James, Kim D.; Ellis, Shirley M.

2000-01-01

328

Dual Language Abilities of Bilingual Four-Year Olds: Initial Findings from the Early Childhood Study of Language and Literacy Development of Spanish-speaking Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes language and early literacy skills in Spanish and English for a sample of 344 bilingual children in Massachusetts and Maryland (ECS) and a comparative group of 152 monolingual Spanish-speaking children in Puerto Rico (PRC). The children in the study were assessed as 4 year-olds entering pre-kindergarten programs. There were no performance differences across languages or between samples

Patton O. Tabors; Mariela M. Páez; Lisa M. López

2003-01-01

329

Assessment of Preschool Early Literacy Skills: Linking Children's Educational Needs with Empirically Supported Instructional Activities  

PubMed Central

The importance of the preschool period for becoming a skilled reader is highlighted by a significant body of evidence that preschool children’s development in the areas of oral language, phonological awareness, and print knowledge is predictive of how well they will learn to read once they are exposed to formal reading instruction in elementary school. Although there are now a number of empirically supported instructional activities for helping children who are at -risk of later reading difficulties acquire these early literacy skills, limitations in instructional time and opportunities in most preschool settings requires the use of valid assessment procedures to ensure that instructional resources are utilized efficiently. In this paper, we discuss the degree to which informal, diagnostic, screening, and progress-monitoring assessments of preschool early literacy skills can inform instructional decisions by considering the strengths and weaknesses of each approach to assessment.

Lonigan, Christopher J.; Allan, Nicholas P.; Lerner, Matthew D.

2011-01-01

330

The role of child temperament as a predictor of early literacy and numeracy skills in preschoolers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study was performed to explore the role of temperament as a predictor of early literacy and numeracy skills in preschoolers. The participants in this study were 94 children (46 males, 48 females) enrolled in half-day junior kindergarten (Mage= 51.52,SD = 3.25 mos.). Parents completed theColorado Child Temperament Inventory (CCTI, Buss & Plomin, 1984, Rowe & Plomin, 1977). Child interviews

Robert J Coplan; Ann M Barber; Daniel G Lagacé-Séguin

1999-01-01

331

Promoting School Success: Developing Social Skills and Early Literacy in Head Start Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 the Early Screening Project (ESP). Participants (n=16) were randomly assigned

Barbara Gunn; Ed Feil; John Seeley; Herb Severson; Hill M. Walker

2006-01-01

332

Variations of maternal support to children’s early literacy development in Chinese and American Indian families: Implications for early childhood educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a study that aims to help early childhood educators understand the cultural context in early language\\u000a and literacy development. It examines how mothers in Chinese and American Indian families support their young children’s emergent\\u000a literacy development during everyday interactions. Twenty mother-child dyads in each cultural community participated in the\\u000a study. The results of the study indicate that

Xiao-lei Wang; Ronan Bernas; Philippe Eberhard

2002-01-01

333

Integrating Literacy and Space Science: Three Proven Curricula for the Early Grades  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Elementary educators typically have only limited opportunity to teach extensive science units. This is due in great part to the primary focus on literacy and mathematics instruction in the early grades. It is not surprising then, that the time and resources allocated to science teaching are significantly less than those allocated to language arts and mathematics. The integration of elementary science curriculum with language arts provides one means of addressing the challenge of keeping science education robust in the elementary classroom. For this important audience—young learners—we have developed three successful K-4 NASA curricula, Eye on the Sky, Reading, Writing and Rings! and The Solar System Through the Eyes of Scientists. Together they suggest a model for successful age-appropriate science instruction. All have been developed by NASA scientists and UC Berkeley educators in partnership with classroom teachers. Eye on the Sky focuses on Heliospheric science for young students, making the Sun-Earth connection accessible in the primary grades; Reading Writing and Rings! contains a suite of lessons exploring Saturn, Titan and NASA’s Cassini Mission and The Solar System Through the Eyes of Scientists provides an introduction to the eight planets, and the moons of the solar system. The activities have been assessed by independent educational evaluators and have been tested in classrooms and used extensively by teachers. We will highlight best practices for developing materials for the early grades and strategies for integrating science across the curriculum—in particular the integration of science with math, language arts and art. Examples of student work will be included. The benefits and challenges inherent in implementing an EP/O program in the elementary school setting will also be addressed.

Paglierani, R.; Feldman, S.

2009-12-01

334

Effects of Selected Even Start Family Literacy Programs in Texas on Participating Children and Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even Start family literacy programs in Texas were evaluated by outside evaluators. Data were gathered from two groups. The first group consisted of 631 families who were enrolled in 11 Even Start programs in Texas during the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 program years. A survey, in English or Spanish, was administered to all parents in attendance on two…

Seaman, Don F.

335

Pennsylvania's Family Literacy Programs: Results of a Statewide Evaluation, 1999-2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pennsylvania's family literacy programs were subjected to a statewide evaluation in 1999-2000. Data were collected through focus groups with parents, a survey of staff in community agencies and organizations, and analyses of program data and the findings of selected assessments administered to adults and children involved in the program.…

Van Horn, Barbara; Kassab, Cathy; Grinder, Elisabeth

336

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

337

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.

338

Think Warm Thoughts: Plan Ahead for Summertime Information Literacy Programs! The College Connection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It's winter! While it is frosty outside, one can at least think warm thoughts by starting now to plan ahead for summer information literacy programs. This article is designed to provide some ideas for planning next summer's reading, sleuthing, and research programs. It features a variety of programs organized by academic librarians this past…

Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby

2009-01-01

339

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Bridgerland Literacy program of Logan Library (Logan, Utah) involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer assisted, employment oriented, intergenerational/family, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The program served a community of 50,000-100,000 people,…

Steinhoff, Nadene; Jenkins, Ronald

340

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

341

Promoting Health Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is designed to help literacy practitioners and others establish health literacy programs to help learners in South Carolina develop the literacy skills needed to perform their role as health consumers and providers and maintain their own health and the health of those they love. The introduction defines literacy and health literacy,…

Wilson, Kathleen K.

342

No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America's Elementary Schools. Language and Literacy Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responding to the growing consensus among researchers and educators that prevention of learning problems makes more sense than remediation, this book presents essays that suggest ways to improve literacy instruction for all children, particularly those who are at risk. Essays in the book discuss practical matters such as funding, curriculum,…

Allington, Richard L., Ed.; Walmsley, Sean A., Ed.

343

ESL Library Skills: An Information Literacy Program for Adults with Low Levels of English Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces the ESL Information Literacy Project (ESLILP) at the University of Ballarat. It describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a library orientation course designed in a TAFE context for adult, non-academic students who speak English as a Second Language (ESL). The paper seeks to raise awareness of an apparent…

Macdonald, Katrina

2008-01-01

344

Outcomes of Learning: Results from the 2000 Program for International Student Assessment of 15-Year-Olds in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents results from international assessments of 15-year-olds' capabilities in reading literacy, mathematics literacy, and science literacy, with an emphasis on reading literacy. Sample survey data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) provide a first step in the measurement of cross-curricular competencies in various…

Lemke, Mariann; Calsyn, Christopher; Lippman, Laura; Jocelyn, Leslie; Kastberg, David; Liu, Yan Yun; Roey, Stephen; Williams, Trevor; Kruger, Thea; Bairu, Ghedam

2002-01-01

345

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.

Kuhl, Patricia K.

2011-01-01

346

What Does It Look Like and What Does It Take? Supporting Early Literacy--NAEYC at the White House Summit. Professional Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This NAEYC presentation at White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development: Ready to Read, Ready to Learn describes key elements of early literacy and emphasizes essential supports for children's positive development and learning. The presentation focuses on the ways early childhood teachers can support children's language/literacy and…

Young Children, 2001

2001-01-01

347

The Bridge: An Authentic Literacy Assessment Strategy for Individualizing and Informing Practice with Young Children with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early literacy development, assessment, and teaching have been significant foci of research and practice in the 21st, century. Multiple new early literacy curricula and assessments for preschoolers have been created since 2001. Tracking the emergent literacy growth of developmentally young children is essential to planning appropriate programs

Pierce, Patsy L.; Summer, Gail; O'deKirk, Mark

2009-01-01

348

Alternative Designs for Evaluating Workplace Literacy Programs. Conference Proceedings and Commissioned Papers at the "Design Guidance for Evaluating Workplace Literacy Programs" Work Group Conference (Washington, D.C. April 13, 1993).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the five papers presented at a meeting at which key issues in evaluating workplace literacy programs were discussed. In "Key Components of Workplace Liteacy Projects and Definitions of Project 'Modules,'" Judith A. Alamprese describes the context for evaluating the National Extension Program, components of workplace literacy

Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.

349

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

350

Effects of Web-Mediated Teacher Professional Development on the Language and Literacy Skills of Children Enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten Programs  

PubMed Central

As early education grows in the United States, in-service professional development in key instructional and interaction skills is a core component of capacity-building in early childhood education. In this paper, we describe results from an evaluation of the effects of MyTeachingPartner, a web-based system of professional development, on language and literacy development during pre-kindergarten for 1338 children in 161 teachers’ classrooms. High levels of support for teachers’ implementation of language/literacy activities showed modest but significant effects for improving early language and literacy for children in classrooms in which English was the dominant language spoken by the students and teachers. The combination of web-based supports, including video-based consultation and web-based video teaching exemplars, was more effective at improving children’s literacy and language skills than was only making available to teachers a set of instructional materials and detailed lesson guides. These results suggest the importance of targeted, practice-focused supports for teachers in designing professional development systems for effective teaching in early childhood programs.

Downer, Jason; Pianta, Robert; Fan, Xitao; Hamre, Bridget; Mashburn, Andrew; Justice, Laura

2012-01-01

351

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 teachers in Arizona and Michigan divided up into intervention and comparison

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

2007-01-01

352

Formative Evaluation of the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of the formative evaluation of the Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program (ALLESP). Data collection related to this evaluation took place between November 2008 and May 2009. The evaluation resulted in the following four recommendations: (1) It is recommended that Program objectives and activities…

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2010

2010-01-01

353

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

354

Finding Voice: Shared Decision Making and Student Leadership in a Family Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on literature in participatory adult education, this article reports the findings from a collaborative research project exploring family literacy participants' experiences in their program's parent advisory council. The findings reveal that involvement in the council enhanced program effectiveness, increased learners' investment in the…

Toso, Blaire Willson; Prins, Esther; Drayton, Brendaly; Gnanadass, Edith; Gungor, Ramazan

2009-01-01

355

Evaluation of a Mental Health Literacy Training Program for Junior Sporting Clubs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe and evaluate a training program designed to improve mental health literacy in junior sporting club coaches and leaders. It was anticipated that participants would demonstrate an improvement in knowledge, confidence, and attitudes in relation to mental disorders and help seeking.Methods: A training program called Read the Play was delivered to 40

Swagata Bapat; Anthony Jorm; Katherine Lawrence

2009-01-01

356

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

357

Church-Based ESL Adult Programs: Social Mediators for Empowering "Family Literacy Ecology of Communities"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This multi-sited ethnographic study examines the ways in which Latino and Asian immigrant parents' English learning through two church-based ESL programs in a Southeastern U.S. city affects their family literacy and home language practices. It demonstrates that the parents' participation in the programs is an empowering experience…

Chao, Xia; Mantero, Miguel

2014-01-01

358

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outreach efforts by faculty members are oftentimes limited in scope due to hectic schedules. We developed 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."…

Utz, Jenifer C.; Rausch, Candice M.; Fruth, Laurie; Thomas, Megan E.; van Breukelen, Frank

2007-01-01

359

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.

360

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

361

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

362

State Administration of the Even Start Family Literacy Program: Structure, Process and Practices. Doc # 2003-14  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Even Start Family Literacy Program addresses the basic educational needs of parents and children from birth through age seven from low-income families. The program provides unified, multi-component services consisting of (1) interactive literacy activities between parents and their children; (2) training for parents to be the primary teachers…

Tao, Fumiyo; Ricciuti, Anne; St.Pierre, Robert

2003-01-01

363

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. Report to Congress on State Performance. Program Year 2002-2003  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The state-administered grant program authorized under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), enacted as Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, is the major source of federal support for adult basic and literacy education programs. The purpose of the grant is to provide educational opportunities to adults sixteen and…

Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

364

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

365

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

366

The impact of including writing materials in early childhood classrooms on the early literacy development of children from low?income families  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of incorporating writing materials in all areas of the preschool classroom on the early literacy development of young children from low?income families. The researchers worked with six teachers in three preschool classrooms to incorporate literacy materials—particularly those materials that would allow children to express themselves through writing—throughout the classroom learning

Patricia Clark; Sherry Kragler

2005-01-01

367

Home Literacy Experiences of Preschoolers Enrolled in Head Start and Special Education Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey was constructed to gather information concerning the home literacy experiences of preschool children enrolled in Head Start and early childhood special education classrooms. A total of 291 surveys were analyzed, representing 95 children considered at risk, 168 children with special education needs, and 28 peer models who had no developmental delays or disabilities. The results indicated a number

CHRISTINE MARVIN; PAT MIRENDA

1993-01-01

368

Interactive Writing Instruction in a First Grade Title I Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines interactive writing, an innovative approach to early writing instruction. Documents the concepts about print and writing strategies that a Title I reading teacher taught her first grade students across the school year. Indicates that interactive writing provides many opportunities to teach critical and fundamental literacy concepts.…

Brotherton, Sharon; Williams, Cheri

2002-01-01

369

Non-Formal Education in Ethiopia: Literacy Programs. Program of Studies in Non-Formal Education Discussion Papers, No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This discussion paper synthesizes the individual investigations of nonformal education activities in the following four groups of programs in Ethiopia: rural/traditional, urban/modern, literacy, and miscellaneous (programs which do not fit into other classifications). The synthesis of the investigations into a country-wide study was undertaken to…

Niehoff, Richard O.; Wilder, Bernard

370

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

371

Visual Literacy: Implications for the Production of Children's Television Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Visual literacy, the integration of seeing with other cognitive processes, is an essential tool of learning. To explain the relationship between the perceiver and the perceived, three types of theories can be brought to bear: introverted; extroverted; and transactional. Franklin Fearing, George Herbert Mead, Martin Buber, and other theorists have…

Amey, L. J.

372

How California Educators and CE Directors View "Agricultural Literacy" Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed county superintendents, Cooperative Extension county directors, and district superintendents to determine their views on agricultural literacy education. Respondents favored addressing the topic in the middle grades (4-9), through science and social studies. Critical topics identified included toxins in food and the environment, water…

Braverman, Marc T.; Rilla, Ellen L.

1991-01-01

373

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

374

Information Literacy Programs and Research: An International Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an overview of contemporary information literacy research and practice. While the content is highly selective, the intention has been to highlight international and Australian developments which have achieved significant recognition, which are representative of similar trends in other places, or which are unique in some way.…

Bruce, Christine

2011-01-01

375

A Framework for Early Literacy Instruction: Aligning Standards to Developmental Accomplishments and Student Behaviors. Pre-K through Kindergarten. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this document is to provide more detailed guidance around early literacy instruction than afforded by currently available national and state standards documents. In particular, this document: (1) establishes consistent definitions for the terms "standard" and "benchmark"; (2) establishes a consistent format for early literacy

Bodrova, Elena; Leong, Deborah J.; Paynter, Diane E.; Semenov, Dmitri

376

The development of early literacy in Steiner- and standard-educated children.  

PubMed

BACKGROUND. There is evidence that children who are taught to read later in childhood (age 6-7) make faster progress in early literacy than those who are taught at a younger age (4-5 years), as is current practice in the UK. AIMS. Steiner-educated children begin learning how to read at age 7, and have better reading-related skills at the onset of instruction. Therefore, it is hypothesized that older Steiner-educated children will make faster progress in early literacy than younger standard-educated controls. SAMPLES. A total of 30 Steiner-educated children (age 7-9) were compared to a matched group of 31 standard-educated controls (age 4-6). METHOD. Children were tested for reading, spelling, phonological awareness, and letter knowledge at three time points during their first year of formal reading instruction and again at the end of the second year. RESULTS. There were no significant differences between groups in word reading at the end of the first and second year or reading comprehension at the end of the second year; however, the standard group outperformed the Steiner group on spelling at the end of both years. The Steiner group maintained an overall lead in phonological skills while letter knowledge was similar in both groups. CONCLUSIONS. The younger children showed similar, and in some cases, better progress in literacy than the older children; this was attributed to more consistent and high-quality synthetic phonics instruction as is administered in standard schools. Consequently, concerns that 4- to 5-year-olds are 'too young' to begin formal reading instruction may be unfounded. PMID:21770915

Cunningham, Anna J; Carroll, Julia M

2011-09-01

377

Increasing research literacy in minority communities: CARES fellows training program.  

PubMed

The community alliance for Research Empowering Social Change (CARES) is an academic-community research partnership designed to: (1) train community members about evidence based public health, (2) increase community members' scientific literacy, and (3) develop the infrastructure for community-based participatory research so that local stakeholders can examine and address racial/ethnic health disparities in their communities. Nineteen community members enrolled in the CARES training. The training consisted of 11 didactic training sessions and 4 experiential workshops, taught by a multidisciplinary faculty from research institutions. Results suggest that the training increased research literacy, prepared community members for collaborative work with academic researchers, and empowered them to utilize scientific research methods to create social change in their communities. PMID:21133785

Goodman, Melody S; Dias, Janice Johnson; Stafford, Jewel D

2010-12-01

378

Increasing Research Literacy in Minority Communities: CARES Fellows Training Program  

PubMed Central

The community alliance for Research Empowering Social Change (CARES) is an academic-community research partnership designed to: (1) train community members about evidence-based public health, (2) increase community members’ scientific literacy, and (3) develop the infrastructure for community-based participatory research so that local stakeholders can examine and address racial/ethnic health disparities in their communities. Nineteen community members enrolled in the CARES training. The training consisted of 11 didactic training sessions and 4 experiential workshops, taught by a multidisciplinary faculty from research institutions. Results suggest that the training increased research literacy, prepared community members for collaborative work with academic researchers, and empowered them to utilize scientific research methods to create social change in their communities.

Goodman, Melody S.; Dias, Janice Johnson; Stafford, Jewel D.

2011-01-01

379

The Impact of a School's Literacy Program on a Primary Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine how my reading instruction had been situated within my school's literacy program. As a way to investigate this study, I employed qualitative teacher research. I used reading theory (Whole Language and Direct Instruction) as the analytical lens for my analysis. The results illustrated how the Direct…

Costello, David Ambrose Roy

2012-01-01

380

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

381

Ten Complementary Principles To Retain LEP Adults in a Bilingual Family Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An educator in a bilingual family literacy program offers 10 suggestions for enhancing the retention of limited-English-proficient (LEP) adult students, accompanied by anecdotes of personal classroom experiences. Guidelines include: (1) being responsive to student expectations about teaching method and acknowledging cultural differences; (2)…

Hamann, Edmund T.

382

Sanford Maine Public Schools National Workplace Literacy Program. Performance Report. External Evaluator Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A joint enterprise by Sanford Public Schools of Sanford, Maine, and five partners established and operated a program of literacy, math, and reasoning/problem-solving skills instruction and support services at five work sites. The business partners were Sprague Electric Company; The Baker Company; Jagger Brothers, Inc.; Greenwood Center; and…

Sanford Public Schools, ME.

383

National Museum of American History's OurStory Program: History, Literature, and Civic Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1998, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center launched OurStory: History through Children's Literature, a history and literacy program series for family visitors to the Museum that was designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together. Ten years later, to reach a broader, national…

Coquillon, Naomi; Wei, Jenny

2011-01-01

384

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

385

Partnership for the Advancement of Information Literacy in a Nursing Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 learning. By adding collaborative efforts between librarians and nursing educators, nursing students will be better

Sheila Beck; Barbara Blake-Campbell; Devin McKay

2012-01-01

386

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

387

Information Literacy Program for Student Athletes at the University of Iowa.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the goals, content, and history of a program at the University of Iowa libraries for teaching library and information literacy skills to incoming men and women student athletes. Provides an assessment of the value of the librarians' work with student athletes. (Author/LRW)

Forys, Marsha; Forys, John; Ford, Ann; Dodd, Jeff

2000-01-01

388

The Courts and Testing: Is Florida's Functional Literacy Testing Program Legal?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief paper provides an outline for a discussion about the legality of Florida's functional literacy testing program. It defines relevant terms, explains relevant laws, and sets forth the legal basis for the suit and the remedies sought. The discussion is intended to provide a legal and historical framework within which the developments in…

Ascher, Gordon

389

The Accelerating Literacy Program: 1994-95 Final Report. Publication Number 94.13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Austin Independent School District (Texas) developed the Accelerating Literacy Program (ALP) in 1993 to provide additional support for students who were having trouble passing the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) in the elementary grades. The ALP operates on the principle of integrating reading, writing, listening, and speaking…

Robertson, Trina R.; Wilkinson, L. David

390

Collaboration in Workplace Literacy: The Vancouver Municipal Workplace Language Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ways that workplace literacy programs can be made to work and the circumstances or forces that promote or hinder them are discussed, based on experiences in Vancouver, British Columbia, where 26 percent of the population is minority and 20 percent of the 8,000 city employees speak English as a Second Language. The story documented in this report…

Darville, Richard

391

Using ILIAC to Systematically Plan and Implement a Library Information Literacy Assessment Program for Freshman Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to prepare for the 2013 SACS reaffirmation, the Joyner Library instruction librarians developed a systematic assessment program using Oakleaf's Information Literacy Instruction Assessment Cycle (ILIAC) to plan for instruction, assess student learning and improve future student learning by reviewing data and enacting changes. The paper…

Gustavson, Amy

2012-01-01

392

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

393

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

394

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.

395

Improving Programs through Policy and Professional Development: Lessons Learned from Project Educational Quality in Adult Literacy (EQuAL).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project Educational Quality in Adult Literacy (EQuAL) was initiated to improve the quality of adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) services provided to adult learners in Pennsylvania. Project EQuAL's objectives were as follows: (1) set performance standards to facilitate delivery of quality ABLE programs to adult learners; (2) institute a…

Alamprese, Judith A.; Stickney, Eric M.

396

An Examination of Library Involvement in the Literacy Education Programs of the North Carolina Community College System: A Perceptual Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to explore the interrelationship of library and literacy education programs of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), and to identify the nature of library involvement in the accomplishment of the literacy education mission of the 58-member organization of two-year institutions. Students enrolled in the…

Vaughan, Elinor Folger

397

Evangeline Parish Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program, FY 1992.  

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 Evangeline Parish Library (Louisiana) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, rural oriented, basic literacy, collection development,…

Fontenot, Jerry

398

Bright Beginnings: An Effective Literacy-Focused PreK Program for Educationally Disadvantaged Four-Year-Old Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph describes the development, implementation, and outcomes of the full-day, literacy-focused Bright Beginnings program for disadvantaged preschoolers in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in North Carolina. Key components of Bright Beginnings are a child-centered curriculum with strong language development and literacy emphasis,…

Smith, Eric J.; Pellin, Barbara J.; Agruso, Susan A.

399

Information Literacy: A Story of Collaboration and Cooperation between the Writing Program Coordinator and Colleagues 2003-2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This narrative describes collaboration among librarians, writing program coordinator, and professors on an information literacy task force. Their attempts to infuse the University's curriculum with information literacy are described. Authors define the term, explain its history with three professional organizations, and describe processes for…

Corso, Gail S.; Weiss, Sandra; McGregor, Tiffany

2010-01-01

400

"We're Going to Figure That Out Together": Implications of Segregating Programs in Content Literacy Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many secondary teacher preparation programs require that undergraduate candidates complete a literacy course, usually taught within a college of education, where 30 or more teacher candidates from various majors are enrolled in the same course. University instructors teaching literacy courses may have difficulty in developing course content and…

Garrahy, Deborah A.; Meyer, Barbara B.

2011-01-01

401

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

402

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

403

Tucson Early Education Model. Program Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the fifth in a series of 12 early childhood program descriptions compiled by the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development. The program described here is the Tucson Early Education Model (TEEM) located at the University of Arizona. The model is designed for Head Start programs and kindergarten through third…

Arizona Univ., Tucson. Arizona Center for Educational Research and Development.

404

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

405

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

406

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

407

Information "Literacies"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As communication technologies change, so do libraries. Library instruction programs are now focused on teaching information literacy, a term that may just as well be referred to as information "literacies." The new media age involves information in a wide variety of mediums. Educators everywhere are realizing media's power to communicate and…

Anderson, Byron

2007-01-01

408

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

409

Let Children Play and Develop into Readers and Writers of Their Own Worlds (Play To Promote Early Literacy).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strong support from eminent educators such as Froebel and Dewey and other scholars has led to play becoming a major component of early childhood curricula. This paper draws on research studies to: (1) elaborate on the nature of play and its function in children's overall development; (2) discuss how children's play relates to their literacy

Musthafa, Bachrudin

410

Improving the Efficacy of First Grade Reading Screening: An Investigation of Word Identification Fluency With Other Early Literacy Indicators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the accuracy of several early literacy measures that have been used in research and practice for first grade reading screening. A set of measures, Word Identification Fluency (WIF), Letter Naming Fluency, Phoneme Segmentation Fluency, and Nonsense Word Fluency, were administered as screening measures with 138 first grade students in the fall of the school year. Reading skills

Nathan H. Clemens; Edward S. Shapiro; Felix Thoemmes

2011-01-01

411

Assessment for Instructional Decisions: Toward a Proactive\\/Prevention Model of Decision-Making for Early Literacy Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, a case study is used to illustrate a problem solving model of educational decision making using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) measures to provide a local normative context, to monitor progress, and to evaluate the effects of interventions on an individual basis. The linkage between assessment information and educational decisions is demonstrated in the

Roland H. Good; Ruth A. Kaminski

1996-01-01

412

Tracing Student Responsiveness to Intervention with Early Literacy Skills Indicators: Do They Reflect Growth toward Text Reading Outcomes?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated four widely-used early literacy skills indicators in reflecting growth toward first-grade text reading skills. Examining the progress of 101 students across kindergarten and first grade, Letter Naming Fluency (LNF) and Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) were more accurate than Initial Sounds Fluency and Phoneme Segmentation…

Clemens, Nathan H.; Hilt-Panahon, Alexandra; Shapiro, Edward S.; Yoon, Myeongsun

2012-01-01

413

Assessing Early Literacy and Numeracy Skills among Indigenous Children with the "Performance Indicators in Primary Schools" Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the "Performance Indicators in Primary Schools" (PIPS) test as a reliable and cohesive instrument to assess early literacy and numeracy skills among Indigenous children. The process includes the examination of the reliability of the PIPS test using the Cronbach Alpha and the Split-half method with Pearson's r correlation…

Godfrey, John R.; Galloway, Ann

2004-01-01

414

A Framework for Early Literacy Instruction: Aligning Standards to Developmental Patterns and Student Behaviors. Pre-K through Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is designed to establish consistency in the definition and format to be used in developing early literacy standards and benchmarks. It articulates a set of standards and benchmarks that is based on current national and state standards documents and that reflects the foundational knowledge and developmental differences representative…

Bodrova, Elena; Leong, Deborah J.; Paynter, Diane E.; Semenov, Dmitri

415

Accelerating Preschoolers' Early Literacy Development Through Classroom-Based Teacher-Child Storybook Reading and Explicit Print Referencing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This study examined the impact of teacher use of a print referencing style during classroom-based storybook reading sessions conducted over an academic year. Impacts on preschoolers' early literacy development were examined, focusing specifically on the domain of print knowledge. Method: This randomized, controlled trial examined the effects of a print referencing style on 106 preschool children attending 23 classrooms

Laura M. Justice; Joan N. Kaderavek; X. Fan; A. Sofka; A. Hunt

2009-01-01

416

Effectiveness of a hospital school mathematics literacy program.  

PubMed

To receive treatment for cancer, patients in Brazil often travel to larger hospitals that may be located far away from their families and communities. Pediatric patients miss time in the classroom and may achieve educational milestones later than other students. They may also struggle with some educational topics after receiving certain types of cancer treatment. The Hospital School at the GRAACC helps to close this education gap by providing educational support to school-age students receiving treatment for cancer. In addition to providing educational services during treatment, teachers at the hospital school, Mobile School - Specific Student (EMAE). The objective of this preliminary study is to build knowledge about the impact of school enrollment on mathematics literacy in hospitalized cancer patients undergoing treatment. We followed 15-year-old patients (n = 54) with at last 1 year inside the hospital school for a period of 8 years (2001-2008). Study participants were affected by a variety of diseases including bone tumors (n = 39), Hodgkin lymphoma (n = 08) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (n = 07). The level of participants' mathematical literacy was regularly assessed by reviewing the results of formative assessments completed by students. Using that information, students were grouped into categories according to mathematics literacy levels established by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The formative assessment is based on the analysis of all the material produced by the student and the EMAE teacher across the years of the study, including the recordings of working meetings that were held with all the teachers every class day. PMID:22910519

Covic, Amalia Neide; Kanemoto, Eduardo; Bastos, Andre Covic

2012-01-01

417

Teaching literacy and mathematics skills to adult psychiatric inpatients: an evaluation of the adult literacy program at Hawaii State Hospital.  

PubMed

The Adult Literacy Program at Hawaii State Hospital utilized techniques drawn from the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction. In a study involving psychiatric inpatients, participants were taught reading, mathematics, or both over a 6- to 8-month time span. Using the Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery-Revised, it was determined that nearly half of the participants demonstrated academic gains during the study period. Further, a behavioral observation system indicated that participants were on-task 80% of the observation time and staff engaged in positive interactions nearly 20% of the observation time. This study is the first of its kind to document any efficacy for academic instruction with a psychiatric inpatient population. PMID:15690738

Schirmer, Todd N; Meyer, Kim A; Samarasinghe, Roshani

2005-01-01

418

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

419

Information and Communication Technologies: Transforming Views of Literacies in Early Childhood Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on an early childhood technology project that has been conducted in Australia since 2000. The background to the project is that IBM extended their international KidSmart Early Learning program to the Asia-Pacific region. A partnership with the Australian National Schools Network was formed to implement the program in Australia.…

Lee, Libby; O'Rourke, Maureen

2006-01-01

420

Integrating Mathematics and Literacy in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Lessons Learned  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1998-1999 academic year, the authors' state board of teaching changed the licensure configurations in early childhood from Birth to Age 5 to Birth through Age 8. This made early childhood teacher licensure commensurate with the National Association for the Education of Young Children's recommendation that an early childhood program is…

Wohlhuter, Kay A.; Quintero, Elizabeth

2003-01-01

421

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

422

Early Literacy and Assessment for Learning (K-3) Series: Exploring Comprehension through Retelling: A Teacher's Story  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rita is a Pacific island grade 2 teacher in a local village school. She has established a 90-minute daily literacy block in which she focuses on literacy-related activities. As she sits with her students during the literacy block, she realizes some of them are having difficulty comprehending text, and many are unable to retell the stories…

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2005

2005-01-01

423

"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

424

Evaluation of a mental health literacy training program for junior sporting clubs.  

PubMed

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe and evaluate a training program designed to improve mental health literacy in junior sporting club coaches and leaders. It was anticipated that participants would demonstrate an improvement in knowledge, confidence, and attitudes in relation to mental disorders and help seeking. Methods: A training program called Read the Play was delivered to 40 participants from junior AFL football and netball leagues in the Barwon region of Victoria. The effects of the training were evaluated using pre- and post-questionnaires. Results: The course led to significant improvement in knowledge about mental disorders, increased confidence in helping someone with a mental disorder and more positive attitudes towards people with mental disorders. Conclusions: Training programs delivered within sporting settings may be effective in improving mental health literacy. Future evaluations would benefit from assessing whether these changes are sustained over time and whether trainees subsequently assist young club members to seek appropriate professional help. PMID:20001370

Bapat, Swagata; Jorm, Anthony; Lawrence, Katherine

2009-12-01

425

Phase III Technology for All Americans Project: Creating Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards for Technological Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goals of Phase III of the Technology for All Americans Project are to develop student assessment standards, professional development standards, program standards, and effective leaders. The project is based on the Standards for Technology Literacy, a NASA initiative. (JOW)

Dugger, William E., Jr.

2001-01-01

426

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

427

Convergent Validity of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills with the Test of Phonological Awareness in Spanish and the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing in English  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Latino English Language Learners represent the largest group of language minority students attending public school in the United States. Research is needed to address the early literacy problems which impede this population from acquiring literacy in the English language with efficacy and to determine the most effective assessment and intervention…

Gunne, Allison J.

2010-01-01

428

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

429

Literacy and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

430

Building Strong Literacy Foundations, Birth to Three Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

SHELLS (Support at Home for Early Language and LiteracieS) is a program designed for families with children from birth to three years of age. It has operated in Australia since 1998. Partnerships are at the heart of SHELLS. Parents know their children, their community, and what is culturally appropriate. Facilitators know the community, have…

Makin, Laurie

2005-01-01

431

Special Education/Early Childhood Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document describes the Special Education/Early Childhood Program at the George Washington University--a 1 year, full time, noncategorical master's degree program to prepare special education professionals to service the needs of developmentally handicapped children, either in direct teaching roles or as special education early childhood…

George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Special Education.

432

Longitudinal Effects of Early Literacy Concepts on Reading Achievement: A Kindergarten Intervention and Five-Year Follow-up  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of a literacy intervention in kindergarten were measured using a control-group design. Three treatment groups were taught using beginning-reading booklets to complement the authorized language program. One group used the booklets at home; the second, both in school and at home; and the third, in school only. Data were gathered at the beginning of kindergarten and at the

Linda M. Phillips; Stephen P. Norris; Jana M. Mason

1996-01-01

433

Early Literacy Instruction and Learning in Kindergarten: Evidence From the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a nationally representative sample of 13,609 kindergarten children in 2,690 classrooms and 788 schools from the base year of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999, along with three-level hierarchical linear models, this study investigates the impact of early literacy instruction on kindergarten children’s learning, as measured by direct cognitive test scores, indirect teacher ratings of children’s

Yange Xue; Samuel J. Meisels

2004-01-01

434

Developing a Successful Community Supported Literacy Program. The Adivasi Oriya-Telugu Adult Literacy Project, Araku Valley, India.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A literacy project in the eastern hill ranges of India is reported, based on 20 years of involvement, at the beginning of which the tribal language, Adivasi Oriya, was not yet a written language. The literacy rate among tribals in the agricultural community is about 10%. Researchers studied the tribal language, gave it an alphabet, adapted the…

Gustafsson, Uwe

435

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  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 \\

CHRISTINA DAVIDSON

2009-01-01

436

Readability of Early Intervention Program Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

437

Classroom Modeling of Supplemental Literacy Instruction: Influencing the Beliefs and Practices of Classroom Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

438

59 FR- Direct Grant Programs; National Early Intervention Scholarship and Partnership Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...School Completion), 3 (Student Achievement and Citizenship), and 4 (Science and Mathematics). The NEISP Program's scholarship...Education Goal 5 (Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning). On March 8, 1994, the Secretary...

1994-05-12

439

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...local organizations to provide literacy services; and (c) Serve...the National Institute for Literacy and service providers for the purpose of sharing information, data, research, and expertise and literacy resources....

2013-07-01

440

Theme: Agricultural Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six theme articles attempt to define and advocate agricultural literacy, review the status of K-8 agricultural literacy programs in states, discuss an Oklahoma study of agricultural literacy, clarify the meaning of sustainable agriculture, and describe the Future Farmers of America's Food for America program for elementary students. (SK)

Deeds, Jacquelyn P.; And Others

1991-01-01

441

Oral Health Literacy among Female Caregivers: Impact on Oral Health Outcomes in Early Childhood  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to investigate the association of female caregivers’ oral health literacy with their knowledge, behaviors, and the reported oral health status of their young children. Data on caregivers’ literacy, knowledge, behaviors, and children’s oral health status were used from structured interviews with 1158 caregiver\\/child dyads from a low-income population. Literacy was measured with REALD-30. Caregivers’

W. F. Vann; J. Y. Lee; D. Baker; K. Divaris

2010-01-01

442

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Cuyahoga County Public Library (Parma, Ohio) conducted a project that involved recruitment, coalition building, public awareness, training, collection development, and intergenerational/family programs. The program, Bringing Up Readers: Family Literacy Program, was successful in encouraging and promoting family reading, community cooperation,…

Cook, Vivian Adams

443

Poverty, Residential Mobility, and Persistence across Urban and Rural Family Literacy Programs in Pennsylvania. Research Brief #1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

444

The adventures of Ann: A case study of a kindergarten teacher and her beliefs as she explored integrating science into her literacy curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education is an often neglected portion of the curriculum in elementary school, particularly in the primary grades. While early childhood educators have many choices in their curricula, two constants remain, literacy and math education. Ideally, young children need science along with literacy and mathematics. This study investigated how one kindergarten teacher used science to enhance her literacy program and

Gregory Ralph Potter

2000-01-01

445

From the "Escuela Moderna" to the "Tyovaen Opisto": Reading, (W)Riting, and Revolution, the 3 "Rs" of Expanded Proletarian Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In working class education, one of the primary goals in addition to basic literacy was the formulation of class-based interpretations of society. In the late 19th and early 20th century, as literacy programs began to filter into the lives of proletariat, an attempt to expand the definition of literacy past basic reading and writing skills…

Kaunonen, Gary

2011-01-01

446

Relative Effectiveness of Reading Intervention Programs for Adults with Low Literacy  

PubMed Central

To compare the efficacy of instructional programs for adult learners with basic reading skills below the seventh grade level, 300 adults were randomly assigned to one of three supplementary tutoring programs designed to strengthen decoding and fluency skills, and gains were examined for the 148 adult students who completed the program. The three intervention programs were based on or adapted from instructional programs that have been shown to benefit children with reading levels similar to those of the adult sample. Each program varied in its relative emphasis on basic decoding versus reading fluency instruction. A repeated measures MANOVA confirmed small to moderate reading gains from pre- to post-testing across a battery of targeted reading measures, but no significant relative differences across interventions. An additional 152 participants who failed to complete the intervention differed initially from those who persisted. Implications for future research and adult literacy instruction are discussed.

Sabatini, John P.; Shore, Jane; Holtzman, Steven; Scarborough, Hollis S.

2011-01-01

447

Minnesota Family Literacy and School Readiness Study: Results through Year 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents findings from the two-year Minnesota Family Literacy and School Readiness study. It provides information on the impacts of participating Family Literacy programs and on the first and second cohorts of children (and their families) enrolled in these programs. The Minnesota Early Learning Foundation provided the Amherst H.…

Gozali-Lee, Edith; Mueller, Dan

2010-01-01

448

The effectiveness of early childhood development programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

OverviewEarly childhood development is influenced by characteristics of the child, the family, and the broader social environment. Physical health, cognition, language, and social and emotional development underpin school readiness. Publicly funded, center-based, comprehensive early childhood development programs are a community resource that promotes the well-being of young children. Programs such as Head Start are designed to close the gap in

Laurie M Anderson; Carolynne Shinn; Mindy T Fullilove; Susan C Scrimshaw; Jonathan E Fielding; Jacques Normand; Vilma G Carande-Kulis

2003-01-01

449

Early Childhood Programs for a New Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

450

Accessible Family Involvement in Early Childhood Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

451

THE DIEBOLD LITERACY PROJECT. MATERIALS FOR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE PROGRAMING USED PRESENTS MATERIAL IN SMALL STEPS WHICH CALL FOR AN ACTIVE RESPONSE FOLLOWED BY AN IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION. THE THREE-STEP CYCLE IS REPEATED FOR EACH PIECE OF MATERIAL. THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM ALLOWS SELF-PACING, LOW-ERROR RATE, HIGH MOTIVATION AND EASY DEVELOPMENT TESTING. THE PROJECT USED THIS TECHNIQUE TO TEACH READING TO…

Diebold Group, Inc., New York, NY.

452

An Immersion Literacy Program for At-Risk ESL Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An intensive immersion program in English-as-a-Second-Language instruction developed at Pepperdine University (California), a small liberal arts college, is described. The program was designed for limited-English-speaking foreign students who are at risk for academic failure without additional English language skills. Focus of this discussion is…

Novak, Cynthia Cornell; Smith, Julie

453

National Workplace Literacy Program 1994-1997. Final Grant Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides information on a workplace education program in which Emily Griffith Opportunity School, Denver, partnered with Columbia HealthONE, Dobbs International Services, Imperial Headwear, Inc., Marriott Hotels, Provenant Health Partners, University of Colorado Health Science Center, and Westin Hotel. Section A of Part I, a program

Faulkner, Cynthia

454

Early Literacy Development in Toddlerhood: Publication Trends from 1990 to 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper examines publication trends in the United States regarding literacy development in toddlerhood from 1990 to 2009, exploring what features or elements of toddlers' literacy development have been documented, and how they have been documented, over the last 20 years, to indicate areas for further exploration. Articles were carefully…

Lee, Boh Young

2013-01-01

455

One Authentic Early Literacy Practice and Three Standardized Tests: Can a Storytelling Curriculum Measure up?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study was designed to assess the vocabulary and literacy skills of young children who participated in an authentic literacy practice, i.e., Vivian Paley's "storytelling curriculum," over the course of their respective prekindergarten or kindergarten years. We asked: How do prekindergarten and kindergarten age children, who participate…

Cooper, Patricia M.; Capo, Karen; Mathes, Bernie; Gray, Lincoln

2007-01-01

456

Kindergarten Letter Knowledge, Phonological Skills, and Memory Processes: Relative Effects on Early Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Kindergarten phonological awareness tasks are first compared as to their predictability of later literacy performance independent of letter knowledge for a group of German children. Results indicate that the phonological awareness tasks vary in their prediction of later literacy performance, which includes spelling and a variety of reading tasks in the first and second grades. A second concern was the

Jan Carol Näslund; Wolfgang Schneider

1996-01-01

457

Progress in Language and Literacy Skills among Children with Disabilities in Inclusive Early Reading First Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

458

Size Matters: Early Vocabulary as a Predictor of Language and Literacy Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigated the predictive ability of expressive vocabulary size and lexical composition at age 2 on later language and literacy skills from ages 3 through 11. Multivariate analysis of covariance was performed to compare 16 language and literacy outcomes between children with large expressive vocabulary size at 24 months (N = 1,073)…

Lee, Joanne

2011-01-01

459

Safe Playground Equipment for Early Childhood Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Playgrounds for early childhood programs are places where children can play freely--exploring the natural environment, learning about their bodies, creating friendships, and practicing physical skills. In April, 2000, The National Program for Playground Safety released the results of the most comprehensive national survey of child care, school,…

Thompson, Donna; Hudson, Susan; Olsen, Heather

2005-01-01

460

Personal Weight Status Classification and Health Literacy Among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participants.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to examine the conceptual gap between self-perceived weight and body mass index (BMI), and to assess the knowledge gap between perceived importance of following dietary guidelines and health literacy levels. Adults (n = 131) eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) were interviewed at eleven SNAP regional offices in Maryland. Based on BMI calculated from self-reported height and weight, 65.6 % of participants were overweight or obese while 40.5 % perceived that they were overweight or obese. In sub-group analysis categorized by BMI, only 20.0 % in the overweight and 20.0 % in the obese group correctly perceived themselves as being overweight or obese. Following dietary guidelines was perceived as important by a majority of participants, but only 43.5 % had adequate health literacy. Conceptual and knowledge gaps between self-perception and objective health status existed in the low-income SNAP-eligible sample. Future studies need to address these gaps because misperceived weight status and insufficient health literacy are critical barriers to inducing behavioral change. PMID:24338035

Song, Hee-Jung; Grutzmacher, Stephanie K; Kostenko, Jane

2014-06-01

461

The early botanical medical movement as a reflection of life, liberty, and literacy in Jacksonian America*  

PubMed Central

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.

Flannery, Michael A.

2002-01-01

462

Media Literacy Education Program Evaluators: What's the Job Description, Again?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

463

THE DIEBOLD LITERACY PROJECT--PROGRAMS FOR THE ILLITERATE ADULTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

464

A Chemical Information Literacy Program for First-Year Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ability to navigate and understand the chemical literature is integral to the scientific research process. Learning these skills is therefore an important, though often overwhelming, part of an undergraduate chemical education. We describe an inquiry-based program designed to help chemistry students begin to learn to search and read the…

Gawalt, Ellen S.; Adams, Barbara

2011-01-01

465

A Close Examination of the Administrative and Instructional Practices of ESL Workplace Literacy Programs in the Midwest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated instructional administrative practices in workplace English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs and lessons learned in their implementation, with special attention given to innovative practice and its context. Data were drawn from a survey of 22 workplace literacy programs with culturally diverse populations in a variety of…

Brignoni, Gladys

466

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Computer Assisted Instructional Program in Basic Literacy Skills in a County Jail.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This evaluation of the effectiveness of a computer assisted instructional program in basic literacy skills for inmates in a county jail covers the first year of the program. Instructional materials used were developed by Control Data Corporation for use on the PLATO system, and consisted of lessons in vocabulary, reading, spelling, arithmetic…

Diem, Richard A.; Fairweather, Peter G.

467

Pen 2 Paper 2 Power: Lessons from an Arts-Based Literacy Program Serving Somali Immigrant Youth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

468

Early Life Programming and Neurodevelopmental Disorders  

PubMed Central

For more than a century, clinical investigators have focused on early life as a source of adult psychopathology. Early theories about psychic conflict and toxic parenting have been replaced by more recent formulations of complex interactions of genes and environment. Although the hypothesized mechanisms have evolved, a central notion remains: early life is a period of unique sensitivity during which experience confers enduring effects. The mechanisms for these effects remain almost as much a mystery today as they were a century ago. Recent studies suggest that maternal diet can program offspring growth and metabolic pathways, altering lifelong susceptibility to diabetes and obesity. If maternal psychosocial experience has similar programming effects on the developing offspring, one might expect a comparable contribution to neurodevelopmental disorders, including affective disorders, schizophrenia, autism, and eating disorders. Due to their early onset, prevalence, and chronicity, some of these disorders, such as depression and schizophrenia, are among the highest causes of disability worldwide according to the World Health Organization 2002 report. Consideration of the early life programming and transcriptional regulation in adult exposures supports a critical need to understand epigenetic mechanisms as a critical determinant in disease predisposition. Incorporating the latest insight gained from clinical and epidemiological studies with potential epigenetic mechanisms from basic research, the following review summarizes findings from a workshop on Early Life Programming and Neurodevelopmental Disorders held at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009.

Bale, Tracy L.; Baram, Tallie Z.; Brown, Alan S.; Goldstein, Jill M.; Insel, Thomas R.; McCarthy, Margaret M.; Nemeroff, Charles B.; Reyes, Teresa M.; Simerly, Richard B.; Susser, Ezra S.; Nestler, Eric J.

2011-01-01

469

Oakland Readers. A Book of Life Stories Told by Students in the Second Start Adult Literacy Program. Levels One-Four.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

470

Promoting Family Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is designed to help literacy practitioners and others promote and establish family literacy programs to prepare adult learners in South Carolina for their roles as parents, workers, health consumers, and citizens. The rationale for promoting family literacy is explained. The following topics are discussed: a design for family…

Campbell, Dottie C.; Wilson, Kathleen

471

iPads as a Literacy Teaching Tool in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

472

Young English Learners' Interlanguage as a Context for Language and Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

473

Children’s acquisition of early literacy skills: examining family contributions  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of 143 families and their preschool-age children was undertaken to examine the relationship between the family environment and children’s language and literacy skills. This research was guided by three models hypothesized by Snow, Barnes, Chandler, Goodman, and Hemphill (1991) to explain the family’s contribution to children’s acquisition of language and literacy. The three theoretical models examined in this

Kymberley K Bennett; Daniel J Weigel; Sally S Martin

2002-01-01

474

Linking Language: Simple Language and Literacy Activities throughout the Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

475

A randomized trial examining the effects of parent engagement on early language and literacy: the Getting Ready intervention.  

PubMed

Language and literacy skills established during early childhood are critical for later school success. Parental engagement with children has been linked to a number of adaptive characteristics in preschoolers including language and literacy development, and family-school collaboration is an important contributor to school readiness. This study reports the results of a randomized trial of a parent engagement intervention designed to facilitate school readiness among disadvantaged preschool children, with a particular focus on language and literacy development. Participants included 217 children, 211 parents, and 29 Head Start teachers in 21 schools. Statistically significant differences in favor of the treatment group were observed between treatment and control participants in the rate of change over 2 academic years on teacher reports of children's language use (d=1.11), reading (d=1.25), and writing skills (d=0.93). Significant intervention effects on children's direct measures of expressive language were identified for a subgroup of cases where there were concerns about a child's development upon entry into preschool. Additionally, other child and family moderators revealed specific variables that influenced the treatment's effects. PMID:21640249

Sheridan, Susan M; Knoche, Lisa L; Kupzyk, Kevin A; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Marvin, Christine A

2011-06-01

476

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

477

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lo, Ya-yu; Chuang Wang; Haskell, Sherry

2009-01-01

478

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

479

Guiding Young Children's Participation in Early Literacy Development: A Family Literacy Program for Adolescent Mothers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much literature has focused on the tragic consequences of adolescent parenting. This . paper describes an intervention approach designed to enhance intersubjectivity between adolescent mothers and children. It proposes that a model based on the theory of guided participation (Rogoff, 1990) may enhance mothers’ sensitivity to their child's learning processes. Further, as mothers become more adept in their communicative interactions

Susan B. Neuman

1997-01-01

480

Reflecting on Essential Elements for Comprehensive Family Literacy: A Workbook. Ohio Family Literacy Statewide Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Family literacy program development is a complex process involving numerous partners, integration of four components (adult education, early childhood education, parent education and support, and adult and child interactive activities), and a blending of resources for ongoing program support through collaboration. This workbook offers the…

Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Early Childhood Education.

481

Showing Progress in Early Intervention Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This evaluation report of Oregon's early intervention programs describes the Oregon Preschool Assessment System, presents demographic information, and summarizes results of analysis of data on children's progress. It concludes that the infants and children enrolled (2,740 in 1991) are making substantial gains in all areas assessed. These gains…

Wilson, Darla; Brodsky, Meredith

482

Early Modern Language Programs in Hungary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides insight into the teaching of modern languages to young learners in Hungary. Demonstrates how different the educational context is from the United States and how the Prussian educational tradition still influences today's processes. Also discussed are language teachers, resources of early language programs, young learners' attitudes and…

Nikolov, Marianne

2000-01-01

483

The California State University Early Assessment Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The California State University (CSU) requires entering freshmen to be proficient in English reading and writing, as demonstrated on proficiency measures. Currently, approximately 46 percent of incoming college freshmen need remediation in English reading and writing. To assist these students, CSU instituted an Early Assessment Program (EAP),…

Knudson, Ruth E.; Zitzer-Comfort, Carol; Quirk, Matthew; Alexander, Pia

2008-01-01

484

A preliminary controlled evaluation of a school-based media literacy program and self-esteem program for reducing eating disorder risk factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: This study compared the efficacy of a media literacy program and a self-esteem program designed to reduce general and specific risk factors for eating disorders. Method: Four classes of 86 grade 8 students (53 boys and 33 girls), mean age of 13 years, were randomly assigned to either a control condition or one of the two intervention condi- tions.

Tracey D. Wade; Susan Davidson; Jennifer A. O'Dea

2003-01-01

485

Fostering and Eliciting Emergent Literacy Skills in Potentially English Proficient Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes an early intervention program to elicit emergent literacy skills in Potentially English Proficient kindergarten students. The school is located in a suburb of a large city near a naval base. The problem, lack of literacy readiness skills, was documented with a battery of tests given prior to entrance in kindergarten and the…

Beers, Elizabeth A.

486

Variations in the Home Literacy Environment of Preschool Children: A Cluster Analytic Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Home literacy surveys were collected from the primary caregiver of 1,044 2- to 5-year-old children (M = 49.32 months, SD = 9.36) representing a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds and types of early educational programs or child care. The caregivers completed survey questions on family background and home literacy activities and materials.…

Phillips, Beth; Lonigan, Christopher

2009-01-01

487

Linking Shared Meaning to Emergent Literacy: Looking through the Lens of Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

488

The Literacy Requirements of an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic on the Job and in a Vocational Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a project that identified the specific literacy skills required in ten occupations, this report provides two levels of instructional information about industrial maintenance mechanics. Factual data are presented in Parts I and II for use in decision making by program developers, administrators, teachers, and counselors. These sections…

Moe, Alden J.; And Others

489

Head Start Program Quality: Examination of Classroom Quality and Parent Involvement in Predicting Children's Vocabulary, Literacy, and Mathematics Achievement Trajectories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

490

Mustering the Armies of Compassion in Philadelphia: An Analysis of One Year of Literacy Programming in Faith-Based Institutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the efforts of Youth Education for Tomorrow (YET), a best-practices-based literacy program developed by a group of faith-based schools, churches, and community organizations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In each YET Center, a qualified teacher and volunteer assistants helped children improve as readers using proven…

Hangley, Bill, Jr.; McClanahan, Wendy S.

491

Mother-Child Book Reading of Latino Families in Family Literacy Programs: Variations by Demographic Characteristics and Language Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

492

National Workplace Literacy Program. Garment-Related Bilingual (English and Chinese) Broadcast Lessons. Book 1 and 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

493

Effects of a Family Literacy Program Adapting Parental Intervention to First Graders' Evolution of Reading and Writing Abilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the effects of a family literacy program for first graders that had three main characteristics: (1) book reading with parents that adapts parental intervention to the child's gradually increasing skills in reading during the school year, (2) support for writing activities, and (3) enjoyable home activities complementing the…

Saint-Laurent, Lise; Giasson, Jocelyne

2005-01-01

494

The Literacy Requirements of a Licensed Practical Nurse on the Job and in a Vocational Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a project that identified the specific literacy skills required in ten occupations, this report provides two levels of instructional information about licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Factual data are presented in Parts I and II for use in decision making by program developers, administrators, teachers, and counselors. These sections…

Moe, Alden J.; And Others

495

Investigating the Effects of Human Factors on the Outcomes of a Library Computer Literacy Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the relationship of the effects of library staff attitudes toward computer technology on their level of participation in a library computer literacy program. A series of in-service computer workshops at the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries provided the opportunity to investigate computer anxiety among library…

Albritton, Rosie L.; Sievert, MaryEllen C.

496

The Impact of an Intensive Program To Increase the Literacy Skills of Youth Confined to Juvenile Corrections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A multiple baseline study examined the effectiveness of an intensive literacy program for six African-American adolescents in a juvenile detention center in Maryland. Positive gains were found in oral fluency, grade placement level, and attitudes. (Conains 34 references.) (JOW)

Drakeford, William

2002-01-01

497

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gunn, Barbara; Vadasy, Patricia; Smolkowski, Keith

2011-01-01

498

Individual and Structural Attributions for Poverty and Persistence in Family Literacy Programs: The Resurgence of the Culture of Poverty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Educational researchers have long sought to understand the factors that enable or constrain persistence in non-formal family literacy and adult education programs. Scholars typically posit three sets of factors influencing persistence: situational (learners' life circumstances), institutional (programmatic factors), and…

Prins, Esther; Schafft, Kai A.

2009-01-01

499

A Spotlight on Preschool: The Influence of Family Factors on Children's Early Literacy Skills  

PubMed Central

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.

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

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Impact of Participation in a Community Based, Even Start Literacy Program on School Achievement and Parent Involvement for English Language Learners (ELL)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The family literacy model underlying the national Even Start Family Literacy Program has not fared well in large-scale evaluation studies, with outcomes showing minimal or no positive impact on later school achievement. However, the results of these studies have not been replicated in smaller studies, which hold the possibility of yielding richer and possibly more valid data using appropriate research

Elvira I. Zuazo-Legido

2008-01-01