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HELP: Healthy Early Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rader, Laura A.

2008-01-01

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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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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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Building a Literacy Community: The Role of Literacy and Social Practice in Early Childhood Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports findings from two qualitatively based studies, one conducted at an urban preschool in Northern California and the other at a rural Head Start Center in the Midwest. By presenting detailed data from the two preschool sites, the article describes several ways to strengthen existing literacy practices for children, families, and teachers in both urban and rural early

Susan J. Britsch; Daniel R. Meier

1999-01-01

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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  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 self-authored, storybook texts, supported by the sensitive guidance of adults. Children (n = 280)

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

2008-01-01

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The early intervention solution: Enabling or constraining literacy learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current policy, media and curriculum initiatives across western nations are drawing literacy and literacy pedagogy toward enticingly simplistic understandings of literacy as commodity. Increasingly they focus on `fixing' perceived literacy problems by assuming the primacy of early years literacy and `top-up' intervention programs. In the wash-up of these narrow policies failing in their primary mission, it is important that literacy

Annette Woods; Robyn Henderson

2008-01-01

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An Evaluation of a Multicomponent Early Literacy Program for Students with Severe Developmental Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study evaluated the effectiveness of a multicomponent early literacy curriculum that included phonics and phonemic awareness in comparison to a sight word approach. A total of 93 students with severe developmental disabilities who were enrolled in Grades K through 4 were randomly assigned to either a multicomponent early literacy curriculum…

Browder, Diane; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Flowers, Claudia; Baker, Joshua

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weiland, Christina; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Foundation for California Early Literacy Learning, Redlands.

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Intergenerational Literacy Programs Discussed.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following intergenerational literacy programs are described in this document: (1) a Boston University program that provides about 112 hours of training for work-study students who then work as tutors for adults; (2) a program that uses the paired reading technique to involve parents in the development of their children's reading in the United…

Partridge, Susan

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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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Information Literacy Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid advances in information technology, the proliferation of information resources and formats, and the increasing complexities of access and evaluation, libraries recognize the necessity for a dynamic information literacy program that will address the needs of all categories of users. University faculty constitute one group of users to which the systemic college library increasingly endeavors to extend and

Marjorie V. White

2003-01-01

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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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Implementing Innovative Elementary Literacy Programs. Program Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schwab, R. G. Jerry; And Others

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Early literacy interventions: reach out and read.  

PubMed

Linkages between literacy attainment and poverty have been well documented in the literature. This article reviews the literacy challenges for low-income children and the need for child health practitioners to be informed about children's literacy environments. The authors define literacy and emphasize that literacy is a continuous developmental process that includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Read Out and Read is a national model that has demonstrated its effectiveness to improve receptive and expressive language development in children. Pediatricians are uniquely positioned to address early child's literacy development because they are often the only practitioner regularly encountering parents, infants, and children during the preschool years. PMID:17543913

Willis, Earnestine; Kabler-Babbitt, Claudia; Zuckerman, Barry

2007-06-01

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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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Family Literacy Environment and Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A battery of reading-related and reading measures was used to select samples of good (N = 30) and poor readers (N = 19) in Grade 1. Parents of these children completed a questionnaire about current and preschool home literacy practices and socio-economic status (SES). The 2 groups were compared with t tests and in a discriminant analysis. The t…

Kirby, John R.; Hogan, Brenda

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Menzies, Holly M.; Munton, Sarah M.; Von Duering, Rebecca M.; English, Georgia L.

2005-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Doyle, Antoinette

2012-01-01

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Literacy beliefs of early childhood teachers: Linking theory to practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Literacy instruction for young children is so important because literacy impacts so much of children's academic and social lives. Debates arise when discussing which early literacy teaching practices are most effective and appropriate for young children. This study examines the literacy practices and beliefs of four early childhood teachers within one rural public school district. The purpose was to determine

Lindsay Carlman

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Early Literacy Interventions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simon, Jessica

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rath, Linda K.

2002-01-01

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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.

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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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Exemplary Literacy Learning Programs. What Research Says.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses research on academically effective literacy programs at the middle level. Notes characteristics of these programs, including teaching teams, student collaboration, learning across the curriculum, scheduling, and teachers trained in reading. (JPB)

Strauss, Susan E.; Irvin, Judith L.

2000-01-01

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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

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The Value of Early Literacy and Parental Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Because early literacy development occurs through social processes, parents need to be involved in the beginning stages of their children's reading. This thesis details the need for early literacy experiences and provides evidence that reading success begins at home. The thesis distinguishes illiteracy and aliteracy, defines literacy, discusses…

Ryan, Sheri Ann

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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…

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

2012-01-01

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Profiles of Major Federal Literacy Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The bulk of Federal funding for adult literacy, as well as the most significant Federal policy guidance, comes from a group of programs that: have adult literacy or basic skills education as their sole purpose or as one of a limited number of primary purp...

N. Kober

1992-01-01

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Implementing a Schoolwide Information Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses how library media specialists can get teachers' support and cooperation to implement a schoolwide information literacy program. Highlights include national or state curriculum standards in language arts, social studies, science, and math; and an example of a poetry unit for language arts that includes information literacy and language…

Thompson, Helen; Henley, Susan

2001-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Foundation for California Early Literacy Learning, Redlands.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hassett, Dawnene D.

2009-01-01

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Intergenerational Literacy: A Community College Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Parent Readers Program at New York City Technical College of City University of New York, which improves the literacy of parents by preparing them to read aloud to their own children. (RAE)|

Handel, Ruth D.; Goldsmith, Ellen

1988-01-01

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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

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Not a One-Way Street. The Power of Reciprocity in Family Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The FLITE (Family Literacy Involvement Through Education) program is a partnership between a public school in the Bronx, New York, and the City University of New York that brings together two federal funding streams (FAMILY FIRST: Family-School Partnership Program and Even Start) to provide adult literacy, parenting education, and early childhood…

Griswold, Karen; Ullman, Claudia M.

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Newborn literacy program effective in increasing maternal engagement in literacy activities: an observational cohort study  

PubMed Central

Background Literacy is important for success in school and in adulthood. Book-gift programs at birth exist to help develop these foundations early on. The effectiveness of the Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy Program (a program where books and literacy materials are given to families in hospital when their baby is born) on the duration and frequency with which mothers engage in reading and other literacy based activities with their newborns was assessed. Methods An observational cohort study design was used. Mothers of babies who received the Read to Me! package in Nova Scotia born between January-August 2006 made up the intervention group (N?=?1051). Mothers of babies born in Prince Edward Island between December 2006 and March 2008 made up the control group (N?=?279) and did not receive any literacy package when their baby was born. A phone questionnaire was conducted consisting of questions regarding frequency and duration of maternal engagement in language and literacy-based activities with their infants. These activities included reading, singing, talking, listening to CDs and the radio and watching TV. Babies were aged 0–10?months at the time of the interview. Results Mothers who received the Read to Me! literacy package spent significantly more time reading to their babies, 17.9?±?17.6?min/day compared to controls 12.6?±?10.7?min/day, (p?

2012-01-01

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Literacy in the Southern Sudan: A Case Study of Variables Affecting Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Local Languages Literacy Project in the Southern Sudan; delineates the most important educational, socioeconomic, and linguistic variables affecting the success of large-scale literacy programs in Africa; and questions the widely held assumption that indigenous language literacy is essential to subsequent literacy in the prestige…

Cowan, J. Ronayne

1983-01-01

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Workplace Literacy Program. Administrative Manual. Teacher Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Western Suffolk BOCES, Northport, NY.

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When size matters: A hybrid theory of early literacy content and sociocultural contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract ,This paper addresses the impact ofsmall class size on young children’s early literacy learning. Using results from an evaluation of Wisconsin’s Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) program, which reduces class sizes in high-poverty K-3 classrooms, the authors analyze data from classroom observations and interviews to determine how early literacy instruction is constructed differently from classroom to classroom and

Dawnene D. Hassett; Kelly L. Hatch

2006-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tera Shamey

2008-01-01

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Early literacy and early numeracy: the value of including early literacy skills in the prediction of numeracy development.  

PubMed

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 year later on the PENS test and on the Applied Problems and Calculation subtests of the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement. Three mixed effect regressions were conducted using Time 2 PENS, Applied Problems, and Calculation as the dependent variables. Print Knowledge and Vocabulary accounted for unique variance in the prediction of Time 2 numeracy scores. Phonological Awareness did not uniquely predict any of the mathematics domains. The findings of this study identify an important link between early literacy and early numeracy development. PMID:21831396

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

2011-08-09

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Preparing Beginning Reading Teachers: An Experimental Comparison of Initial Early Literacy Field Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This randomized-control trial examined the learning of preservice teachers taking an initial Early Literacy course in an early childhood education program and of the kindergarten or first grade students they tutored in their field experience. Preservice teachers were randomly assigned to one of two tutoring programs: Book Buddies and Tutor…

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

2012-01-01

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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

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Early literacy : audience, context and purpose  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the years before school, children learn a lot about literacy. Young children learn about literacy through all the different ways of making sense of the print world that surrounds us, and by engaging with others who use literacy for many different purposes. Young children’s first encounters with literacy are their observations of ‘more knowledgeable others’ in their immediate world,

Raban Bridie

2012-01-01

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Integrating Technology with the Teaching of an Early Literacy Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a project designed to enhance the technological ability of university students enrolled in an early literacy course. Models the use of technology as a tool for literacy instruction in hopes that these teachers and future teachers would become more familiar with technology and use it when teaching their early childhood students to read.…

Morrow, Lesley Mandel; Barnhart, Steven; Rooyakkers, Debra

2002-01-01

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Early Literacy: Towards a Unified Approach for Childcare and School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jensen, Anders Skriver

2012-01-01

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Critical Lessons from the Transactional Perspective on Early Literacy Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cullen, Theresa A.; Cobb, Inger C.

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jacobs, Bella; Ventura-Merkel, Catherine

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Ethical Literacy in Gerontology Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ethics has been described as a “bridge” in gerontological education. This article emphasizes the importance of ethical literacy in the professional training of gerontology practitioners and scholars. It gives content to the pedagogical goals of ethics education. The goals include recognizing an ethical issue, stimulating the ethical imagination, fostering critical thinking and analytical skills, cultivating ethical responsibility, and resolving and

Courtney S. Campbell; Jan M. Hare

1997-01-01

67

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

68

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

69

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

70

Literacies in Early Childhood: Changing Views Challenging Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Makin, Laurie; Diaz, Criss Jones

71

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

72

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.

73

Pennsylvania's Family Literacy Indicators of Program Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document discusses and presents Pennsylvania's family literacy indicators of program quality (IPQs). The booklet begins with an overview of the IPQs development and integration with Pennsylvania's system for educational accountability. Next, 18 key terms are defined. The remainder of the booklet lists the five categories of standards, key…

Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.

74

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

75

Early Childhood Language Arts: Meeting Diverse Literacy Needs through Collaboration with Families and Professionals. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Synthesizing information on language arts gleaned from research on emergent literacy, early childhood education, and special education, this book underscores what is being emphasized in early childhood teacher accreditation programs--responding to the increasingly diverse needs of young language learners in inclusive settings, working with…

Jalongo, Mary Renck

76

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

77

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

78

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gary E. Bingham

2007-01-01

79

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

80

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

PubMed

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 life. Children in households where there is little exposure to reading are at risk for reading failure even before entering school. As primary health care providers, pediatric nurse practitioners are in a unique position to affect and encourage parental behaviors that foster early literacy development in children. Literacy should become incorporated as an integral component of health promotion for children. Reach Out and Read is a successful literacy program in the United States that can be easily adopted by pediatric nurse practitioners in primary care settings. PMID:11802115

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

81

Teachers' views and knowledge of balanced literacy programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This survey research study proposed to explore teachers' views and knowledge of balanced literacy programs. This was a challenging area for investigation considering the shift away from a polarized phonics, skill-based, or whole language method toward a balanced approach to literacy instruction. Furthermore, this study sought to ascertain the theoretical orientation of literacy teachers determining whether the theoretical orientation of

Janet Ann Ruffin Atwood

2002-01-01

82

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yates, Bradford L.

83

Early Primary Literacy Instruction in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We report on a study that used observations, conversations, and formal interviews to explore literacy instruction in 24 lower-primary classrooms in coastal Kenya. Specifically, we report the ways literacy instruction is delivered and how that delivery aligns with practices understood to promote reading acquisition. We find (1) prioritization of…

Dubeck, Margaret M.; Jukes, Matthew C. H.; Okello, George

2012-01-01

84

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

85

Multiple Literacies, Curriculum, and Instruction in Early Childhood and Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes some implications of using a multiple literacies perspective in the construction and implementation of literacy curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment in early childhood and elementary classrooms. After briefly laying out a theoretical perspective in sections focusing on early literacy, academic learning, literacy beyond…

Larson, Joanne

2006-01-01

86

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

87

Adult Literacy Programs in Uganda. Africa Region Human Development Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report evaluates the outcomes and cost effectiveness of adult literacy programs in Ugandan villages and compares government programs with those provided by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Part 1 describes evaluation objectives, government and NGO literacy programs and the rural socioeconomic context, and evaluation design. About 100…

Okech, Anthony; Carr-Hill, Roy A.; Katahoire, Anne R.; Kakooza, Teresa; Ndidde, Alice N.; Oxenham, John

88

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.

89

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…

Smith, Barbara E.

90

Intimate culture of families in the early socialization of literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert Serpell; Susan Sonnenschein; Linda Baker; Hemalatha Ganapathy

2002-01-01

91

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

92

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

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

94

Finnish Media Literacy Education Policies and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education and Care since 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the article is to describe Finnish media literacy policies and good media education practices in early childhood education and care. This article will focus on describing two central action lines related to the Children and Media Program, initiated by the Division for Cultural Policy of the Ministry of Education and Culture in…

Rantala, Leena

2011-01-01

95

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

96

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zhang, Jing; Pelletier, Janette; Doyle, Antoinette

2010-01-01

97

Do Workplace Literacy Programs Promote High Skills or Low Wages? Suggestions for Future Evaluations of Workplace Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Workplace literacy programs can support the path toward either low wages or high skills. Instead of the "high skill" path, most U.S. companies follow the "low wage" path. Depending on who is involved, which program goals are selected, and what planning process is followed, a workplace literacy program can maintain outdated workplaces or foster…

Sarmiento, Tony

98

Reflections on Teaching Literacy: Selected Speeches of Margaret J. Early  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The late Margaret J. Early was a nationally renowned educator in the field of English education and reading, a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, an author and an editor herself, and the recipient of many awards. The book Reflections on Teaching Literacy: Selected Speeches of Margaret J. Early, edited by Willa Wolcott,…

Wolcott, Willa, Ed.

2011-01-01

99

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

100

Portrayals of Print Literacy in Children's Television Programming  

Microsoft Academic Search

Television continues to be an important part of young children's daily lives. Therefore, an important question lies in how popular television programs depict aspects of children's development and learning, including literacy. Through a content analysis, this study analyzed the top 10 programs for viewers between the ages of 2 and 5 for portrayals of literacy, specifically looking at the amount

Annie M. Moses; Nell K. Duke

2008-01-01

101

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

102

Early Literacy Development: Skill Growth and Relations between Classroom Variables for Preschool Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Promoting the development of early literacy skills might prevent later reading achievement problems. This longitudinal study investigated rates of early literacy growth using Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs) for 69 preschool children classified as belonging to 1 of 4 groups with or without risk for developing early literacy

Missall, K. N.; McConnell, S. R.; Cadigan, K.

2006-01-01

103

Early Literacy Development: Skill Growth and Relations between Classroom Variables for Preschool Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Promoting the development of early literacy skills might prevent later reading achievement problems. This longitudinal study investigated rates of early literacy growth using Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs) for 69 preschool children classified as belonging to 1 of 4 groups with or without risk for developing early literacy

Missall, K. N.; McConnell, S. R.; Cadigan, K.

2006-01-01

104

An evaluation of Early Reading First (ERF) preschool enrichment on language and literacy skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early Reading First (ERF) was created to address problems related to language and development among economically disadvantaged\\u000a and language-minority preschool children through quality classroom processes, professional development, and instruction. More\\u000a than any previous initiative, ERF specifies what early literacy instruction should look like in preschool classrooms; however,\\u000a to date, scant research has examined the effectiveness of the program. In this

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

2011-01-01

105

Successful engagement in an early literacy intervention  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the research reported here was to investigate why a percentage of students experience continued difficulty in literacy learning while participating in Reading Recovery. It was hypothesized that this is to do with particular aspects of teacher—learner interactions. Accordingly the study used ethnographic methodology to describe teacher—learner interactions generally and to then examine selected dimensions of the interaction

Janet A. Scull; Joseph Lo Bianco

2008-01-01

106

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

107

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

108

2001 Literacy Program Evaluation: A Report of the Evaluation of Literacy Programs in Elementary and Middle Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report documents the evaluation of selected Portland, Oregon, Public Schools elementary and middle school literacy instructional programs and professional development models in 2000-2001. The literacy evolution examined the use of four reading intervention programs and professional development models as well as district adoptions of publisher…

Mitchell, Stephanie; Wile, Nancy

109

National Evaluation of: The Even Start Family Literacy Program, 1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes what has been learned about the Even Start Family Literacy Program after 10 years of demonstration and evaluation activities, and points out some of the directions, possibilities, and problems facing the program in the future. Evide...

R. St. Pierre B. Gamse J. Alamprese T. Rimdzius

1998-01-01

110

Early Retirement Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Early retirement programs offer individuals an alternative to the work ethic while allowing them to maintain job security. Examples are given of several early, partial, and phased retirement programs currently being used in universities and public school systems. (DF)|

Everett, Peter W.

1984-01-01

111

Literacy, Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Literacy, 1996.  

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 second volume are: "Oral Language: Assessment and Development in Reading Recovery in the United…

Literacy Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Literacy, 1996

1996-01-01

112

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills: An Effective Tool to Assess Adult Literacy Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the reliability and validity of administering Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) to adult basic education (ABE) students. Ninety ABE participants were administered DIBELS measures, the Woodcock-Johnson III Broad Reading (WJ III BR) measures, and four orthographic ability tests. Since ABE students are a…

Binder, Katherine S.; Snyder, Melissa A.; Ardoin, Scott P.; Morris, Robin K.

2011-01-01

113

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

114

Literacy in the Foundation Stage: Literacy and Play in Two Early Years Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers practitioners' beliefs and practice in relation to play in the literacy curriculum in two early years settings and the impact on the experiences of the children in these settings. Both settings were working with the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (QCA/DfEE, 2000). One week was spent in each setting and…

Miller, Linda; Paige-Smith, Alice

2004-01-01

115

Bridges Between Home and School Literacy: Social Bases for Early School Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this chapter early literacy is defined in terms of literate language, a register of language typified by verbally explicated meaning and talk about talk. We explore various social arrangements which support children's use of literate language. Concentrating on the peer system, we examine the roles of diverse and close social contacts, as well as the ways in which individual

Anthony D. Pellegrini; Lee Galda; David Charak

1997-01-01

116

Library Services and Construction Act, Title VI Library Literacy Program. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During Fiscal Year (FY) 1987, the Allen, Texas, literacy project assisted seven new northeast Texas literacy programs in start-up and trained tutors for the existing program and new programs. For FY 1988, the goal was to fill the perceived need for development of management skills in area literacy programs. A 2-day Regional Adult Literacy

Buehler, Barbara

117

Establishing and Maintaining an Early Childhood Emergent Literacy Technology Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The three-year Early Childhood Emergent Literacy Technology Curriculum (ELiTeC) study (E2) was designed to replicate, on a broad scale, the results of earlier research in which a curriculum model was developed, implemented, and studied in preschool classrooms for children with disabilities or those at risk. ELiTeC was based on the assumptions that…

Hutinger, Patricia L.; Bell, Carol; Daytner, Gary; Johanson, Joyce

2006-01-01

118

The Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This innovative and practical kit, put together by two well-known specialists in the field of early literacy, contains everything storytime presenters for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers need to spread the word about school readiness skills to adult caregivers. The kit includes: (1) An accessible handbook with a…

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy; Ghoting, Saroj Nadkarni

2010-01-01

119

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

120

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

121

Primary Teachers' Linguistic Knowledge and Perceptions of Early Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined 120 Victorian preservice and inservice teachers' ability to implement evidence-based, early literacy instruction by examining whether teachers possessed positive perceptions of explicit instruction in sound-letter relationships, and a proficient knowledge of language structure. Teachers' confidence in teaching students of…

Mahar, Nicole E.; Richdale, Amanda L.

2008-01-01

122

Primary teachers' linguistic knowledge and perceptions of early literacy instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined 120 Victorian preservice and inservice teachers' ability to implement evidence-based, early literacy instruction by examining whether teachers possessed positive perceptions of explicit instruction in sound-letter relationships, and a proficient knowledge of language structure. Teachers' confidence in teaching students of known risk for learning difficulties was also investigated. Findings indicated that while teachers report positive perceptions of explicit

Nicole E. Mahar; Amanda L. Richdale

2008-01-01

123

Primary Teachers' Linguistic Knowledge and Perceptions of Early Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined 120 Victorian preservice and inservice teachers' ability to implement evidence-based, early literacy instruction by examining whether teachers possessed positive perceptions of explicit instruction in sound-letter relationships, and a proficient knowledge of language structure. Teachers' confidence in teaching students of known…

Mahar, Nicole E.; Richdale, Amanda L.

2008-01-01

124

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

125

Marketing Your Adult Literacy Program. A "How to" Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide, which was originally developed for use in a training workshop, is intended to assist adult educators in learning to market their adult literacy programs. The first chapter outlines the main principles of social marketing and public relations. An overview of the operation of a social marketing campaign on adult literacy is provided…

Smith, Barbara; And Others

126

Marketing Your Adult Literacy Program. A "How to" Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, which was originally developed for use in a training workshop, is intended to assist adult educators in learning to market their adult literacy programs. The first chapter outlines the main principles of social marketing and public relations. An overview of the operation of a social marketing campaign on adult literacy is provided…

Smith, Barbara; And Others

127

The Use of Technology in Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the use of educational technology (including radio, television, computers, telephones, satellites, and optical laser discs) in adult literacy programs in Australia. Chapter 1 describes the scope of the study that resulted in the document and defines both literacy and educational technology. Chapter 2 contains a generalized…

Anderson, Jonathan; And Others

128

The Converging Literacies Center: An Integrated Model for Writing Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carter, Shannon; Dunbar-Odom, Donna

2009-01-01

129

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

130

Champaign County National Workplace Literacy Program. Workplace Literacy Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This workplace literacy curriculum is based on neuropsychological brain behavior research and the principles of continuous improvement in a learning environment. Section 1 explains the choice of this model. Section 2 defines the need for this type of workplace curriculum. Sections 3 and 4 discuss the method of building the thematic units and…

Champaign County Board of Education, Urbana, OH.

131

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

132

First Principles for Early Grades Reading Programs in Developing Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

133

Implications of Brain Development Research for Even Start Family Literacy Programs. Look at Even Start.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Even Start is a federally funded program addressing the literacy needs of children and parents by offering parenting education, early childhood education, parent and child together time, and adult education. Noting that recent research on brain development and learning prompts a reexamination of beliefs and practices related to child rearing,…

Logue, Mary Ellin

134

Engaging Adults in Literacy Programs at Neighborhood Networks Centers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Table of Contents: Engaging Adults in Literacy Programs at Neighborhood Networks Centers: (Chapter 1) About Adult Learners; (Chapter 2) Getting Started and Finding the Right Methods and Tools; (Chapter 3) Resources; (Appendix A) Skills Checklist; (Appendi...

1999-01-01

135

Program-Integrated Information Literacy Instruction for Online Graduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 sustained involvement of librarians at the program level to provide information literacy in

Swapna Kumar; Marilyn Ochoa

2012-01-01

136

Teaching parallel programming early  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this position paper, we point out the importance of teaching a basic understanding of parallel computations and parallel programming early in computer science education, in order to give students the necessary expertise to cope with future computer architectures that will exhibit an explicitly parallel programming model. We elaborate on a programming model, namely shared- memory bulk-synchronous parallel programming with

Christoph W. Kessler

2006-01-01

137

Context Matters: The Interrelatedness of Early Literacy Skills, Developmental Health, and Community Demographics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whereas the great majority of literacy research has been focused at the child level, this study examined the relationship between early literacy rates, developmental health of the population, and demographics in 23 school communities. The results showed that school-level literacy scores were related to the physical, social, and emotional maturity of the kindergarten population, as well as community demographics, including

Nonie K. Lesaux; Rose K. Vukovic; Clyde Hertzman; Linda S. Siegel

2007-01-01

138

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

139

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

140

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

141

Literacy and Workplace Change: Evaluation Findings from Eighteen Workplace Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many Western governments are looking to workplace literacy, language, and numeracy programs to address general skill improvement with a longterm aim of improving labor productivity. Rigorous research on these programs' effectiveness for both of these agendas, however, remains sparse and limited in scope. This article reports the findings of an…

Benseman, John

2012-01-01

142

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

143

Family and Intergenerational Literacy in Multilingual Communities. ERIC Q & A.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of family and intergenerational programs promoting literacy reviews selected research, current policies, goals, models for program design, and curriculum approaches. Research informing both family and intergenerational literacy programs includes early research on literacy in school-age children and more recently, studies of literacy

Weinstein, Gail

144

Transitions: A Mental Health Literacy Program for Postsecondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

: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 was launched in Nova Scotia in 2007 and distributed to 8,000 students. Transitions has

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

2010-01-01

145

Transitions: A Mental Health Literacy Program for Postsecondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 was launched in Nova Scotia in 2007 and distributed to 8,000 students. Transitions has

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

2010-01-01

146

Exploring the Early Literacy Practices of Teachers of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Visual Impairments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Practices endorsed by 192 teachers of young children with visual impairments who completed an online early literacy survey included facilitating early attachment (70%), providing early literacy support to families (74%), and providing adaptations to increase accessibility (55%). Few teachers reported using assistive technology, providing…

Murphy, Jeanne Lovo; Hatton, Deborah; Erickson, Karen A.

2008-01-01

147

Exploring the Early Literacy Practices of Teachers of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Visual Impairments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Practices endorsed by 192 teachers of young children with visual impairments who completed an online early literacy survey included facilitating early attachment (70%), providing early literacy support to families (74%), and providing adaptations to increase accessibility (55%). Few teachers reported using assistive technology, providing…

Murphy, Jeanne Lovo; Hatton, Deborah; Erickson, Karen A.

2008-01-01

148

Technical Adequacy and Cost Benefit of Four Measures of Early Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technical adequacy and information\\/cost return were examined for four early reading measures: the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), STAR Early Literacy (SEL), Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE), and the Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI). All four assessments were administered to the same students in each of Grades K through 2 over a 5-week period; the

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

2010-01-01

149

Technical Adequacy and Cost Benefit of Four Measures of Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

150

Case studies of trainers' and selected teachers' perceptions of an early reading intervention training program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to describe and explain the characteristics of an effective professional development model in an early intervention training program. The focus of the study was on particular aspects of literacy instruction that were emphasized during training sessions and trainer and teacher perceptions of the Accelerated Literacy Learning (ALL) program. This study examined the

Cynthia Dianne Calderone

2007-01-01

151

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prereading and early reading skills of preschool twin children in Australia, Scandinavia and the United States were explored in a genetically sensitive design (max. N=627 preschool pairs and 422 kindergarten pairs). Analyses indicated a strong genetic influence on preschool phonological awareness, rapid naming and verbal memory. Print awareness,…

Byrne, Brian; Olson, Richard K.; Samuelsson, Stefan; Wadsworth, Sally; Corley, Robin; DeFries, John C.; Willcutt, Erik

2006-01-01

152

Accelerating Literacy Program: The First Year 1993-94.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1993-94 school year was the first year of the Accelerating Literacy Program (ALP) of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District. The ALP used a grant from the Texas Education Agency to train elementary educators in the methods of a short-term reading intervention program based on the Reading Recovery/Whole Language theory. A group of 367…

Smith, Ralph J.

153

After the Media Literacy Course: Three Early Childhood Teachers Look Back  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three U.S. early childhood teachers (teacher-researchers) and two teacher educators explore meanings in their (teacher's) use of critical media literacy within their early childhood classrooms following initial exposure in a critical media literacy graduate course. The course in critical media literacy was a new requirement for all reading master's students in the lead author's institution. The teacher-researchers' backgrounds and classroom

Stephanie A. Flores-Koulish; Debby Deal; Jane Losinger; Katie McCarthy; Elizabeth Rosebrugh

2011-01-01

154

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

155

Family Literacy Funding Reductions and Work-First Welfare Policies: Adaptations and Consequences in Family Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the consequences of two concurrent policy changes for family literacy programs in Pennsylvania: (1) the transition from federal (Even Start) to state funding and (2) the elimination of adult education as a work activity for welfare recipients over 22 years of age. Using qualitative data from 10 family literacy programs, the…

Prins, Esther; Gungor, Ramazan

2011-01-01

156

A multidimensional evaluation of a nursing information-literacy program.  

PubMed Central

The goal of an information-literacy program is to develop student skills in locating, evaluating, and applying information for use in critical thinking and problem solving. This paper describes a multidimensional evaluation process for determining nursing students' growth in cognitive and affective domains. Results indicate improvement in student skills as a result of a nursing information-literacy program. Multidimensional evaluation produces a well-rounded picture of student progress based on formal measurement as well as informal feedback. Developing new educational programs can be a time-consuming challenge. It is important, when expending so much effort, to ensure that the goals of the new program are achieved and benefits to students demonstrated. A multidimensional approach to evaluation can help to accomplish those ends. In 1988, The University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing began working with a librarian to integrate an information-literacy component, entitled Pathways to Information Literacy, into the curriculum. This article describes the program and discusses how a multidimensional evaluation process was used to assess program effectiveness. The evaluation process not only helped to measure the effectiveness of the program but also allowed the instructors to use several different approaches to evaluation.

Fox, L M; Richter, J M; White, N E

1996-01-01

157

A multidimensional evaluation of a nursing information-literacy program.  

PubMed

The goal of an information-literacy program is to develop student skills in locating, evaluating, and applying information for use in critical thinking and problem solving. This paper describes a multidimensional evaluation process for determining nursing students' growth in cognitive and affective domains. Results indicate improvement in student skills as a result of a nursing information-literacy program. Multidimensional evaluation produces a well-rounded picture of student progress based on formal measurement as well as informal feedback. Developing new educational programs can be a time-consuming challenge. It is important, when expending so much effort, to ensure that the goals of the new program are achieved and benefits to students demonstrated. A multidimensional approach to evaluation can help to accomplish those ends. In 1988, The University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing began working with a librarian to integrate an information-literacy component, entitled Pathways to Information Literacy, into the curriculum. This article describes the program and discusses how a multidimensional evaluation process was used to assess program effectiveness. The evaluation process not only helped to measure the effectiveness of the program but also allowed the instructors to use several different approaches to evaluation. PMID:8826621

Fox, L M; Richter, J M; White, N E

1996-04-01

158

Real-World Literacy Activity in Pre-School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we share real-world literacy activities that we designed and implemented in two early literacy classes for preschoolers from two inner-city neighbourhoods that were part of an intergenerational family literacy program, Literacy for Life (LFL). The program was informed by research that shows that young children in high literate…

Anderson, Jim; Purcell-Gates, Victoria; Lenters, Kimberly; McTavish, Marianne

2012-01-01

159

Real-World Literacy Activity in Pre-School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, we share real-world literacy activities that we designed and implemented in two early literacy classes for preschoolers from two inner-city neighbourhoods that were part of an intergenerational family literacy program, Literacy for Life (LFL). The program was informed by research that shows that young children in high literate…

Anderson, Jim; Purcell-Gates, Victoria; Lenters, Kimberly; McTavish, Marianne

2012-01-01

160

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

161

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

162

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

163

Use of conjoint analysis to examine beliefs related to the practice of early literacy instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between teacher beliefs and actual classroom practice in early literacy instruction. Conjoint analysis was used to measure teachers' beliefs on four early literacy factors—phonological awareness, print awareness, graphophonic awareness, and structural awareness. A collective case study format was then used to measure the correspondence of teachers' beliefs with their actual

Maria Victoria Tsalikis

2004-01-01

164

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

165

Promoting Beginning Reading Success through Meaningful Assessment of Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent scientific advances in early literacy assessment have provided schools with access to critical information about students' foundational beginning reading skills. In this article, we describe how assessment of early literacy skills can help school psychologists promote beginning reading success for all children. First, we identify key…

Coyne, Michael D.; Harn, Beth A.

2006-01-01

166

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…

Mooney, Kathleen C.

2009-01-01

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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.…

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

2012-01-01

168

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huisman, Sarah

2012-01-01

169

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reifel, Stuart, Ed.

170

Making a Difference--"Better Beginnings" Family Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The author describes the aptly-named "Better Beginnings" early childhood literacy project. Conducted by the State Library of Western Australia, sponsored by the WA State Government and Rio Tinto Limited, and closely monitored by Edith Cowan University, "Better Beginnings" has been successful from the outset, with proven beneficial impacts on…

Allen, Nola

2009-01-01

171

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Heather Flowers; Luigi Girolametto; Elaine Weitzman; Janice Greenberg

172

Caregivers' Story Reading to Young Children in Family Literacy Programs: Pleasure or Punishment?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on some of the ways in which literacy program participants from immigrant cultures take up the literacy information and procedures offered to them by their host culture. Demonstrates ways in which institutional responses to nontraditional forms of literacy can be accurately identified and program implementation effectively modified to…

Janes, Helena; Kermani, Hengameh

2001-01-01

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mackert, Michael; Poag, Meg

2011-01-01

174

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mackert, Michael; Poag, Meg

2011-01-01

175

Teaching early braille literacy skills within a stimulus equivalence paradigm to children with degenerative visual impairments.  

PubMed

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. PMID:21119894

Toussaint, Karen A; Tiger, Jeffrey H

2010-01-01

176

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

177

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

178

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

179

Program partnerships for global literacy in professional communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

Program partnerships for global literacy in professional communication Current global trade negotiations, such as the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) are expected to spur global trade to unprecedented levels and, with this growth spurt, the need for global professional communication will likely expand

D. Starke-Meyerring; A. H. Duin

2004-01-01

180

The Use of Cloze Procedure in Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study was designed to determine whether cloze procedure could be used in adult literacy programs for students reading at or above the fourth grade level by investigating the procedure's: acceptability for the students, utility in matching students to reading material, and substitutability for standardized tests. Eighty-five Rhode Island…

Rosenkranz, Catherine

181

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

182

Administering Adult Literacy Programs: The Role of Strategic Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Michael, Steve Olu

183

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

184

Individualized Early Learning Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A description and discussion of the design, development, implementation, evaluation and effects of the Individualized Early Learning Program (IELP) are presented in this paper. Implemented in Project Follow Through and other school settings, the IELP gives priority to teaching basic skills and concepts needed for school performance to children in…

Wang, Margaret C.; And Others

185

Why Women Chose to Participate in a Family Literacy Program and Factors That Contributed to the Program's Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finds that the supportive environment of "women helping women" was the hallmark characteristic of a local Even Start family literacy program and that participants were not consciously thinking about family literacy but joined the program for themselves and gave no indication of seeing the connection between the adult literacy component and the…

Yaffe, Diane; Williams, Cheri Lynn

1998-01-01

186

Literacy?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examining the reason for differences in adult literacy rates across countries, this study finds that colonialism exerts a long term negative economic impact on literacy rates of the colonised. Investigating in particular, the effects of the French and British colonisation policies, the results of this study indicate that the colonial legacy remained long after independence, slowing down improvements in literacy

Arusha Cooray

187

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

PubMed

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

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

188

The Interplay between Literacy and Relationships in Early Childhood Settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

A key to supporting a child's emerging literacy is building relationships with adults and peers through interactions around literacy activities. The development of sustained relationships with adults who engage a child in authentic conversations increases the opportunities for the child to build literacy connections. Robust relationships with caring adults are especially important in meeting the social and emotional needs of

Michaelene M. Ostrosky; Janet S. Gaffney; Dawn V. Thomas

2006-01-01

189

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

190

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1998-01-01

191

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

192

Practitioners' Beliefs and Children's Experiences of Literacy in Four Early Years Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers practitioners' beliefs about the literacy curriculum in four early years settings in England and the impact on the literacy experiences of the children in these settings. All four settings were working with the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (QCA/DfEE, 2000) and represent the range of provision in England. One…

Miller, Linda; Smith, Alice Paige

2004-01-01

193

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

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Iannone-Campbell, Charlene; Lattimore, Susan Lloyd

2011-01-01

195

A Report on Literacy Training Programs in the Armed Forces: Manpower Development Research Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the study was to describe the status of literacy training programs in the military services during the summer of 1971 and to develop suggestions for more effective training. Data were obtained through questionnaires, interviews, record sear...

R. M. McGoff F. D. Harding

1974-01-01

196

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…

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

2010-01-01

197

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

198

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

199

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…

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

2012-01-01

200

Developing Workplace Literacy Programs: Course Handbook II--Education L530.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This handbook presents reading materials for a distance education course designed to enhance an understanding of the nature of workplace literacy needs and to show how to develop and teach in workplace literacy and basic skills programs. The three reading materials presented in the handbook are: (1) "Developing and Evaluating Workplace Literacy

Lloyd, Paul, Comp.

201

A Culturally Responsive Literacy Program for Hispanic Fathers and Their Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Saracho, Olivia N.

2010-01-01

202

Lessons Learned about Workplace Literacy from Military Job-Specific Reading Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For almost half a century the United States military services have incorporated formal literacy programs into job training for those enlistees who are less than fully qualified. Over the years, several successful job-specific reading programs have evolved. In 1975, the Army began the Functional Literacy (FLIT) Program, a program based on a…

Philippi, Jorie W.

203

A media literacy program for high school females  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teaching girls and women to become more active, critical consumers of appearance-related media may help to prevent the internalization of societal beauty standards, the development of body dissatisfaction and, ultimately, the development of disturbed eating practices (Berel&Irving, in press). In the present study, 24 female high school sophomores participated in a peer-administered media literacy program and completed a posttest to

Lori M. Irving; Julie Dupen; Susan Berel

1998-01-01

204

Fostering early literacy skills in children's libraries: opportunities for embodied cognition and tangible technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early literacy is a leading indicator of academic success. Recent findings describe the important role that embodied cognition can play in the promotion of early literacy. Libraries---children's libraries in particular---stand to benefit greatly from emerging forms of tangible and embodied interactive technology that can leverage these findings. As informal community-based learning institutions with a mandate to provide user-centered, personalized reading

Camilla Nørgaard Jensen; Winslow Burleson; John Sadauskas

2012-01-01

205

Early Literacy at Home: General Environmental Factors and Specific Parent Input  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter outlines three aspects of early literacy in relation to general environment and parenting. First, we overview\\u000a some general characteristics of the home environment that can influence how (and what) children learn to read and write. Next,\\u000a we overview more specifically how parents can facilitate children’s early literacy growth. These studies focus particularly\\u000a on dialogic reading and shared parent-child

Catherine McBride-Chang; Yvonne Y. Y. Chow; Xiuli Tong

206

Early Computer Literacy: First Graders Use the "Talking" Computer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Notes that a computer equipped with a talking word processor was added to a first grade classroom. Finds that first grade students could successfully use computer technology for literacy support. Notes that this technology enables students to independently read words beyond their normal reading ability and to stay engaged in the literacy task at…

Rankin-Erickson, Joan L.; Wood, Lisa A.; Beukelman, David R.; Beukelman, Helen M.

2003-01-01

207

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Karen R. Diller; Sue F. Phelps

2008-01-01

208

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

209

Early Childhood Library Specialist Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Early Childhood Library Specialist Program of the School of Library Science, at North Carolina Central University, was organized in 1970 and has the following purposes: (1) to train students to become effective practitioners of early childhood library...

T. Young

1971-01-01

210

Early literacy standards: What new teachers should know  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students in early childhood teacher education programs are expected to know, plan curriculum, and teach within several sets of content area, national, state, and local, learning standards. Understanding where these standards originated and why they are important within the context of classroom practice will help new teachers begin their careers aware of their role in helping children become competent in

Susan Catapano

2005-01-01

211

Out-of-school literacy activities of affluent early adolescents: Selective competencies and hidden needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Amy Hester

2012-01-01

212

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Lifelong science literacy begins with attitudes and interests established early in childhood. The use of trade books (i.e.,\\u000a a literary work intended for sale to the general public) in North American school classrooms to support the development of\\u000a science literacy invites an examination of the quality of science content disseminated to students. A total of 116 trade books\\u000a were examined

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

2009-01-01

213

Early Schooling and Growth of Literacy in the Transition to School  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The chapter describes an ongoing project aimed at understanding the impact of instruction on children’s early literacy growth.\\u000a Derived from direct observations of classroom instruction, findings revealed that the most effective instruction depends on\\u000a the initial skill levels of the child. These child X instruction interactions imply that efforts to improve children’s literacy\\u000a skills will be greatly enhanced by a

Frederick J. Morrison; Carol MacDonald Connor; Annemarie Hindman

214

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes language and early literacy skills in Spanish and English for a sample of bilingual children in Massachusetts and Maryland and a comparative group of monolingual Spanish-speaking children in Puerto Rico. Children were 4-year-olds entering pre-kindergarten programs. Results are discussed. (Author/VWL)

Tabors, Patton O.; Paez, Mariela; Lopez, Lisa M.

2003-01-01

215

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

216

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

217

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

218

School to Work Program as a Contributor to Adult Literacy Skill Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the learning of basic reading literacy skills in a contextualized, educational career technical training program, specifically the School to Work Program. The study explores whether adult literacy rates can change through students' participation in a contextualized, educational…

Nuno-Toledo, Elsa

2010-01-01

219

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Response-to-Intervention (RTI) Tier 2 Literacy Program: Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to determine the efficacy of the Leveled Literacy Intervention program (LLI) in increasing reading achievement for K-2 students and (2) to examine LLI program implementation fidelity. This study evaluated LLI in two U.S. school districts and used a mixed-method design to address the following key…

Ransford-Kaldon, Carolyn; Flynt, E. Sutton; Ross, Cristin

2011-01-01

220

Balance, literacy acceleration, and responsive teaching in a summer school literacy program for elementary school struggling readers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of a balanced, accelerated, and responsive literacy program on the reading growth of elementary school struggling readers. The participants in this study were 10 second?grade children identified as underachieving in reading who were enrolled in an elementary school summer program. This study was conducted as a formative experiment, an emerging

Ann M. Duffy

2000-01-01

221

Family Literacy and ESL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses family literacy and English as a Second Language, focusing on types of family literacy programs, issues in family literacy, and future directions in family literacy. Highlights one program and lists the components of three approaches to family literacy: intervention prevention, multiple literacies, and social change. (Author/VWL)|

Red, David L.

2003-01-01

222

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

223

Early and Late Talkers: School-Age Language, Literacy and Neurolinguistic Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early language development sets the stage for a lifetime of competence in language and literacy. However, the neural mechanisms associated with the relative advantages of early communication success, or the disadvantages of having delayed language development, are not well explored. In this study, 174 elementary school-age children whose parents…

Preston, Jonathan L.; Frost, Stephen J.; Mencl, William Einar; Fulbright, Robert K.; Landi, Nicole; Grigorenko, Elena; Jacobsen, Leslie; Pugh, Kenneth R.

2010-01-01

224

Literacy and Starting School: Views of Parents and Early Childhood Staff and Issues for Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A recent study of literacy practices in early childhood services prior to school entry (Makin, Hayden, Holland, Arthur, Beecher, Jones Diaz & McNaught, 1999) revealed that, for both parents and early childhood staff, school entry often looms as a threat to children's confidence and self-esteem rather than as an opportunity for individual…

Makin, Laurie

225

Early and Late Talkers: School-Age Language, Literacy and Neurolinguistic Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Early language development sets the stage for a lifetime of competence in language and literacy. However, the neural mechanisms associated with the relative advantages of early communication success, or the disadvantages of having delayed language development, are not well explored. In this study, 174 elementary school-age children whose parents…

Preston, Jonathan L.; Frost, Stephen J.; Mencl, William Einar; Fulbright, Robert K.; Landi, Nicole; Grigorenko, Elena; Jacobsen, Leslie; Pugh, Kenneth R.

2010-01-01

226

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

227

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

228

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

229

An investigation into the early literacy skills of Grade R Second-language (L2) learners in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reading proficiency is currently a great concern for South African educators. According to the literature on reading proficiency, reading difficulties stem from early literacy development and any improvement in these early literacy skills may help improve reading proficiency. It has, however also been found that South African learners who participated in this study do not meet the standards for their

A. C. Lessing; M. W. de Witt

2005-01-01

230

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

231

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.

232

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

233

“If you Build it, they will Come”Developing a Graduate Program in Media Literacy in a College of Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Who studies media literacy and why? What has the nation’s first graduate program in media literacy learned about what motivates students to come from across the country and around the world to pursue the study of media literacy? How do students in this learning community support each other? How did the graduate program emerge from a college of education’s commitment

David M. Considine

2004-01-01

234

The Importance of Social Interaction and Support for Women Learners: Evidence from Family Literacy Programs. Research Brief #2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although many women value and benefit from social interaction in adult education and family literacy, these social dimensions are often treated as tangential or inconsequential. Utilizing data from two studies of family literacy programs in Pennsylvania, this study examined how family literacy programs provide a supportive social space for women…

Prins, Esther; Toso, Blaire Willson; Schafft, Kai

2008-01-01

235

Building Vibrant Learning Communities: Framework and Actions to Strengthen Community Adult Learning Councils and Community Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because of the important role played by community learning providers, Premier Ed Stelmach asked Canadian Minister of Advanced Education and Technology to increase support for community education and literacy programs. Community Adult Learning Councils and other community providers of adult literacy and family literacy programming are primarily…

Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2007

2007-01-01

236

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ya-yu Lo; Chuang Wang; Sherry Haskell

2008-01-01

237

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

238

From Among Us: Literacy Programs Offer Tangible Benefits.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 1992, the Library Literacy Connection of the Mansfield-Richland County (Ohio) Public Library was established to help promote adult literacy. The library began documenting its impact through a collection of interviews. In this article, adult learners and tutors share their tales of libraries and literacy. (AEF)|

DiAlesandro, Mary Anne

1998-01-01

239

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

240

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

241

Cognitive and Environmental Predictors of Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

242

Parent Education for Supporting Literacy Development in the Early Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quantity and nature of parent-child verbal interactions, reading to and with children, and the availability and use of reading materials at home are factors that influence literacy development. Since many parents of first-grade children are not taking advantage of opportunities at home to engage their children in appropriate activities to…

Gnotta, Julie Palmer; Schneider, Ann

243

A Collaborative Professional Development Initiative Supporting Early Literacy Coaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many believe that the key to translating research into successful practice lies in providing teachers with continuous professional development and ongoing coaching support. In this article, we provide an overview of the relevant coaching literature and describe 4 critical features of an evidence-based preschool literacy coaching model: the coach…

Mraz, Maryann; Kissel, Brian; Algozzine, Bob; Babb, Julie; Foxworth, Kimberly

2011-01-01

244

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

Heider, Kelly L.

2009-01-01

245

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.

246

A Collaborative Professional Development Initiative Supporting Early Literacy Coaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many believe that the key to translating research into successful practice lies in providing teachers with continuous professional development and ongoing coaching support. In this article, we provide an overview of the relevant coaching literature and describe 4 critical features of an evidence-based preschool literacy coaching model: the coach…

Mraz, Maryann; Kissel, Brian; Algozzine, Bob; Babb, Julie; Foxworth, Kimberly

2011-01-01

247

Developing Literacy Skills in the Early Years: A Practical Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

White, Hilary

2005-01-01

248

Effects of Running Records Assessment on Early Literacy Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent research on effective schools (e.g., Pressley et al., 2001) identified consistent associations between students' literacy achievement and teacher practice. In this study, the author extended those correlational findings by conducting a controlled experiment to test the claims about 1 practice recommended by recent effective schools…

Ross, John A.

2004-01-01

249

Between the Lions: Public Television Promotes Early Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The new television series "Between the Lions" on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is designed to teach children ages 4 to 7 the values and purposes for literacy, along with the skills they need to become literate. Highlighted among the curriculum components are: (1) purposes of reading, including reading for pleasure, information, and for…

Strickland, Dorothy S.; Rath, Linda K.

250

Recruiting and Retaining Learners in Workplace Literacy Programs in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Benseman, John

2013-01-01

251

Iowa's Community College Adult Literacy Annual Report. Program Year 2007, July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This comprehensive document replaces the previously published Benchmark Report, Benchmark Report Executive Summary, Iowa's Community College Basic Literacy Skills Credential Report, Iowa GED Statistical Report, GED Annual Performance Report and Iowa's Adult Literacy Program National Reporting System Annual Performance Report (Graphic…

Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

252

Local Knowledge and Digital Movie Composing in an After-School Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A Latino teenager participated in an after school digital movie composing program called the Technology and Literacy Project. As a student of color previously identified as at risk for school failure, Horatio's case speaks to a common discrepancy highlighted in sociocultural literacy scholarship. He was competent and engaged with numerous…

Brass, Jory J.

2008-01-01

253

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

254

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.

255

How Effective Are Family Literacy Programs? Results of a Meta-Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This meta-analysis examines the effects of family literacy programs on children's literacy development. It analyzes the results of 30 recent effect studies (1990-2010), covering 47 samples, and distinguishes between effects in two domains: comprehension-related skills and code-related skills. A small but significant mean effect emerged (d =…

van Steensel, Roel; McElvany, Nele; Kurvers, Jeanne; Herppich, Stephanie

2011-01-01

256

Reading Success: Validation of a Specialized Literacy Program (1978-2007)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading Success is an individualized teacher-guided literacy program proven for 663 students who experienced difficulty with reading. The students had learning disabilities, mild mental retardation, and behavior challenges; were at risk for school failure; or were transitioning from speaking Spanish to English and experiencing literacy problems.…

Idol, Lorna

2010-01-01

257

Bidwell Pre-Computer Literacy Program. An Evaluation of IBM's Principle of the Alphabet Literacy System (PALS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Bidwell Training Center, Inc., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, evaluated the effectiveness of IBM's Principle of the Alphabet Literacy System (PALS), an interactive instructional program to teach adolescents and adults writing and reading skills. Bidwell's goal was to use PALS to teach large numbers of adults who read below the fifth-grade level.…

Njie, Valerie; Cramer, Elizabeth

258

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

259

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

260

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.

261

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.

262

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kagitcibasi, Cigdem; Goksen, Fatos; Gulgoz, Sami

2005-01-01

263

Tutoring Older Adults in Literacy Programs. Literacy Education for the Elderly Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet is designed to sensitize volunteer literacy tutors to the special needs and interests of illiterate older learners. It also gives useful tips for creating successful and self-rewarding learning experiences. The first section on the world of older adults with literacy problems describes some of the characteristics of this group. In…

Jacobs, Bella; Ventura-Merkel, Catherine

264

Information Literacy: The Missing Link in Early Childhood Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid growth of information over the last 30 or 40 years has made it impossible for educators to prepare students for\\u000a the future without teaching them how to be effective information managers. The American Library Association refers to those\\u000a students who manage information effectively as information literate. Information literacy instruction has been a priority in many secondary schools since the

Kelly L. Heider

2009-01-01

265

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

266

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nixon, Helen

2011-01-01

267

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

268

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

269

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Venn, Elizabeth Claire; Jahn, Monica Dacy

2004-01-01

270

Singaporean Early Childhood Teachers' beliefs about Literacy Development in a Multilingual Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is widely recognised that teachers' pedagogical practices are influenced by many factors, including their personal experiences, their theoretical knowledge and the institutional context in which they work. Yet little is known about the beliefs held by Singaporean teachers about language and literacy development. Given the significance of early childhood for subsequent academic achievement, this study employed a survey method

Christina Lim; Jane Torr

2007-01-01

271

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

272

Inclusive and Empowering Discourse in an Early Childhood Literacy Classroom with Indigenous Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents an analysis of the classroom discourse and strategies of Marcia, an early childhood teacher of a class with a high percentage of Indigenous Australian students. These students have been demonstrably successful on standardised literacy tests, which is not the case for Indigenous students in general in Australia (e.g., MCEETYA,…

Thwaite, Anne

2007-01-01

273

An Analysis of Early Literacy Skills among Indian Children at Lower Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study is about the early literacy skills among children in the lower kindergarten in India. The study seeks to identify the areas where inadequacy exists in the Indian scenario where the medium of instruction is not the first language/mother tongue of the child. The study found that children were proficient in the skills taught in…

Silva, Reena; Padakannaya, Prakash

2007-01-01

274

Response to "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)" by Kamii and Manning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article is a response to "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS): A Tool for Evaluating Student Learning?" by Kamii and Manning (2005). The intent of their study was to evaluate how DIBELS and a writing test predict reading achievement, which was measured by scores on the Slosson Oral Reading Test (SORT) as well as by a…

Adams, Gary; Cathers, Steve; Swezey, James; Haskins, Tara

2012-01-01

275

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

276

The "Good" Parent in Relation to Early Childhood Literacy: Symbolic Terrain and Lived Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper we consider the place of early childhood literacy in the discursive construction of the identity(ies) of "proper" parents. Our analysis crosses between representations of parenting in texts produced by commercial and government/public institutional interests and the self-representations of individual parents in interviews with the…

Nichols, Sue; Nixon, Helen; Rowsell, Jennifer

2009-01-01

277

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

278

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

279

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

280

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

281

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

282

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

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

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…

Bruns, Deborah A.; Pierce, Corey D.

2007-01-01

285

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

286

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abbott, Mary

2011-01-01

287

Curriculum-Based Early Literacy Assessment and Differentiated Instruction with High-Risk Preschoolers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early childhood educators working within a Response to Intervention (RTI) framework are concerned with monitoring children's progress to make appropriate adjustments to their teaching to promote language and literacy development. A curriculum-based approach can be effective in helping teachers to maximize the quality of universal instruction for all students and to provide differentiated support for individual children. This article describes

Maribeth Gettinger; Karen C. Stoiber

2012-01-01

288

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

289

Programming early considered harmful  

Microsoft Academic Search

The premise of this panel is that most introductory Computer Science courses are too narrowly focused on teaching students a programming language. This is a controversy that has been debated for years, but in recent years seems to have been forgotten. The writers of Computing Curricula 1991 stated:\\

Lewis E. Hitchner; Judith Gersting; Peter B. Henderson; Philip Machanick; Yale N. Patt

2001-01-01

290

Narrowing the Gap: Effects of a Two-Way Bilingual Education Program on the Literacy Development of At-Risk Primary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children with limited English proficiency are known to be at higher risk of school failure than their peers. Risk starts early, and the achievement lag of these children often widens with age and progression in the educational system. This study attempted to determine the effects of a 2-way bilingual education program on the literacy development…

Lopez, Maria G.; Tashakkori, Abbas

2004-01-01

291

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

292

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ren, Li; Hu, Guangwei

2013-01-01

293

Exploring Head Start Teachers' Early Language and Literacy Knowledge: Lessons from the "ExCELL" Professional Development Intervention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study unpacks the effective Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy ("ExCELL") professional development intervention to understand how the language and literacy coaching that teachers receive is linked to changes in their knowledge and then how this knowledge is related to classroom practice. In total, 17 lead teachers…

Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A.

2011-01-01

294

Development of Emergent Literacy and Early Reading Skills in Preschool Children: Evidence from a Latent-Variable Longitudinal Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined the joint and unique predictive significance of emergent literacy skills for later emergent literacy skills and reading in two samples of preschoolers. Structural equation modeling revealed significant developmental continuity of these skills, particularly for letter knowledge and phonological sensitivity from late preschool to early

Lonigan, Christopher J.; Burgess, Stephen R.; Anthony, Jason L.

2000-01-01

295

Constructing a family literacy program: Challenges and successes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  This paper describes a family literacy project that involved parents whose children were attending a pre-school centre in\\u000a a low socio-economic suburb of Perth, Western Australia. A formative experimental design was used to examine the home literacy\\u000a practices of the families as described by the parents, and to construct a series of workshops. The parents described a range\\u000a of literacy

Jennifer Jay; Mary Rohl

2005-01-01

296

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

297

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

298

The effects of live music groups versus an educational children's television program on the emergent literacy of young children.  

PubMed

Research suggests that music is beneficial in teaching both social and academic skills to young children. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a music therapy program designed to teach reading skills versus the "Between the Lions" television program on the early literacy behaviors of Kindergarten children from a low socioeconomic background. Subjects (n = 86) were children, aged 5-7 years, enrolled in one of four different Kindergarten classes at a public elementary school in Northwest Florida. Each class was assigned one of four treatment conditions: Music/Video (sequential presentation of each condition), Music-Only, Video-Only, and no contact Control group. Growth in early literacy skills was measured using the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) and 3 subtests of the Test of Early reading Ability-3rd edition (TERA-3). Teachers' perceptions of classroom literacy behaviors were measured using a pre and poststudy survey. This study also compared on- and off-task behavior of students during video versus music conditions. Results of the 7 subtests measuring early literacy were varied. The Music/Video and Music-Only groups achieved the highest increases in mean scores from pre to posttest on 4 of the 7 subtests. Students in the Video-Only group scored significantly better on the phonemic segmentation portion of the DIBELS than peers in the Music/Video condition. Furthermore, strong correlations were found between the Letter Naming, Initial Sounds Fluency tests, and total raw score of the TERA-3 tests for both pre and posttesting. Additionally, graphic analysis of mean off-task behavior per session indicated that students were more off-task during both video conditions (video alone and video portion of Music/Video condition) than during the music conditions. Off-task behavior was consistently lower during music sessions for the duration of the study. This study confirmed that music increases the on-task behavior of students. Additionally, the combination of music and video enrichment showed gains in 4 of the 8 tests used to measure students' progress. This pattern supports the need for further investigation regarding benefits of enrichment programs specifically designed to enhance curricula for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, particularly programs that incorporate music activities. PMID:15157126

Register, Dena

2004-01-01

299

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

300

Health Literacy for Older Adults: Using Evidence to Build a Model Educational Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

301

Development and Implementation of a Health Literacy Training Program for Medical Residents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nearly 50 percent of Americans lack the literacy skills needed to function effectively in today's health care environment. Experts recommend that health professionals be trained to bet- ter communicate with low-literacy patients, but few educational programs have been described. We developed a training program for medical residents that includes a videotaped standardized patient encounter, interactive small-group workshop, one-on-one feedback with

Sunil Kripalani; Kara L. Jacobson; Kimberly Manning; Kimberly J. Rask; Terry A. Jacobson

2006-01-01

302

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

303

Read from the Start: Early Literacy Activities and Resources for Librarians and Other Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A compilation of information drawn from Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) grant applications and final evaluation reports submitted to the Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Community Learning, this book offers information that may be of practical value to other libraries wanting to establish their own emergent literacy programs.…

Roeber, Jane A.

304

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

305

Exploring the Synergy between Science Literacy and Language Literacy with English Language Learners: Lessons Learned within a Sustained Professional Development Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Thirty-five elementary teachers participated in a yearlong professional development (PD) program whose goal was to foster science content learning while promoting language literacy for English Language Learners (ELL). The researchers utilized an explanatory design methodology to determine the degree to which science and language literacy

Carrejo, David J.; Reinhartz, Judy

2012-01-01

306

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.

307

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

309

Barriers to Participation in Adult Literacy Programs in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To compete internationally, adapt to new technologies, and attain higher levels of efficiency and productivity, a country needs a highly literate populace. However, in Kenya, literacy stands at less than 65% of the population. With such a low rate of literacy, most development is hampered. In order for Kenya to make progress in political, social,…

Muiru, John; Mukuria, Gathogo

2005-01-01

310

Playing Their Way into Literacies: Reading, Writing, and Belonging in the Early Childhood Classroom. Language & Literacy Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Karen Wohlwend provides a new framework for rethinking the boundaries between literacy and play, so that play itself is viewed as a literacy practice along with reading, writing, and design. Through a variety of theoretical lenses, the author presents a portrait of literacy play that connects three play groups: the girls and, importantly, boys,…

Wohlwend, Karen E.

2011-01-01

311

Core Literacies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perkins, Joan, Ed.

2003-01-01

312

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

313

Sociolinguistic Context of Literacy Programs: A Review of Non-Formal Adult Literacy Programs in AID (Agency for International Development).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

While the world's literacy rate increased from 55.7% to 64% from 1950 to 1980, the estimated number of illiterate people rose during the same period from 700 million to 814 million. Despite A.I.D.'s mandate to promote literacy among the rural poor and dis...

S. J. Hoben

1980-01-01

314

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Richard F. Schmid; Nancy Miodrag

315

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

316

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Graham, Ashley; McNamara, John; VanLankveld, Jackie

2011-01-01

317

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

318

Adult ESL Literacy Programs and Practices. A Report on a National Research Study. Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The background and major activities of a 2-year study on adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs and practices are reported. Descriptions are provided of the nomination process for programs that teach literacy to adults not fully proficient in English, and the study site selection and case studies of nine programs are described. The…

Guth, Gloria J. A.; Wrigley, Heide Spruck

319

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

320

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

321

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ottawa Univ. (Ontario).

322

Implementing an extensive reading program and library for adult literacy learners  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

323

Second-Language Issues in Early Literacy and Instruction. Publication Series No. 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Demographic trends indicate that in the 21st century, second-language issues in early literacy development will remain a pressing concern. According to the 1990 U.S. census, over 6.3 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 spoke a language other than English at home (Crawford, 2001). This number has grown to over 9.7 million as estimated…

Pang, Elizabeth S.; Kamil, Michael L.

2004-01-01

324

The Development of Early Literacy in Steiner- and Standard-Educated Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Cunningham, Anna J.; Carroll, Julia M.

2011-01-01

325

Supporting Early Literacy with Augmented Books - Experiences with an Exploratory Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

We here report on a study exploring the use of augmented books for early literacy education. Children aged 6-7 interacted alone and in pairs with an AR-book. The study was iterated with two groups with different reading skills and socio-economic backgrounds. Educators and researchers put hope in new technologies to enhance and support children's learning. One such technology may be

Eva Hornecker; Andreas Dünser

2007-01-01

326

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

327

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.

328

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.

329

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

330

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

331

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.

332

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 illustrates the use of child-level and classroom data to inform an individualized mentoring protocol

Susan M. Zoll; Bobbi Rosenquest

2011-01-01

333

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

334

Development of an Early Reading Program for Day Care Centers in Urban Poor Communities in the Philippines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes research that was conducted in three phases between 1989-1990 to develop a 3-month early reading program for the use of day care centers in urban poor communities. The research meant to promote early literacy skills in a manner relevant to the children by using language with which they are comfortable and materials that are…

Ocampo, Dina Joana

335

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

336

High Early Literacy with Neuro-Developmental Readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Results are reported for a neuro-stimulation program of K-2 foundational skills with regular students in Title 1 schools and low SES students receiving more than one year of the SMART program (Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training). SMART provides the master teacher an opportunity to teach more because attention, acquisition, retention and production abilities are increased. September and May word

Bob DeBoer

337

Leadership for Literacy Coaching: The Principal’s Role in Launching a New Coaching Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership and variation in teachers’ participation in a new literacy coaching program: Content-Focused Coaching® (CFC). Research design: Twenty-nine schools were randomly assigned to participate in the CFC program or to serve as a comparison. Interviews were conducted with elementary school principals and coaches, and teachers completed surveys describing their experiences with their

Lindsay Clare Matsumura; Mary Sartoris; Donna DiPrima Bickel; Helen E. Garnier

2009-01-01

338

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Diller, Karen R.; Phelps, Sue F.

2008-01-01

339

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, Jennifer; Braafladt, Keith

2012-01-01

340

Roane State Community College Workplace Literacy Program Report. AACJC Rural College Partnership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Roane State Community College (Tennessee) Workplace Literacy Program (RSWLP), administered by the Roane County Adult Learning Center, coordinates instructional programs for increasing the competency of area businesses with employees lacking in basic skills. A group of 13 community volunteers completed 6 two-hour training sessions to act as…

Roane State Community Coll., Harriman, TN.

341

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

342

Issues around Teaching Competencies in a Family Literacy Program. Action Research Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues surrounding teaching competencies in family literacy programs were examined in a study of two well-established Even Start sites in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The program, which served 34 ethnically diverse adult learners, offered 25 hours of adult basic education, general educational development (GED), and…

Miller, Susan Finn

343

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

344

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

345

Issues around Teaching Competencies in a Family Literacy Program. Action Research Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Issues surrounding teaching competencies in family literacy programs were examined in a study of two well-established Even Start sites in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The program, which served 34 ethnically diverse adult learners, offered 25 hours of adult basic education, general educational development (GED), and…

Miller, Susan Finn

346

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

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, Jennifer; Braafladt, Keith

2012-01-01

348

Leadership for Literacy Coaching: The Principal's Role in Launching a New Coaching Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership and variation in teachers' participation in a new literacy coaching program: Content-Focused Coaching[R] (CFC). Research design: Twenty-nine schools were randomly assigned to participate in the CFC program or to serve as a comparison. Interviews were conducted with…

Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Sartoris, Mary; Bickel, Donna DiPrima; Garnier, Helen E.

2009-01-01

349

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

350

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

351

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

352

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

353

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Barbara Gunn; Patricia Vadasy; Keith Smolkowski

2011-01-01

354

No More Revolving Door: A Schoolwide Literacy Block Ends Disruptive Pullouts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Daniel A. Grout School in southeast Portland, Oregon, built a unified literacy program that sparked change across the school. The "literacy block" program, which focuses on teacher collaboration, early intervention, and higher-order thinking skills, began in 1996 as a Title I Schoolwide program. In 1998, Grout staff received "early bird" funding…

Paglin, Catherine

1999-01-01

355

Popular Ideas, Attitudes, and Value Patterns Affecting Participation in Adult Literacy Programs in Slum Communities of Turkey: The Case of Nato Yolu Neighborhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite the fact that there are nationwide literacy programs in Turkey in order to raise the literacy rate, the participation of illiterate individuals in these programs is not at a satisfactory level. This article is a study into the popular ideas, attitudes, and value patterns that negatively affect participation in literacy programs in a slum…

Yildiz, Ahmet

2008-01-01

356

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

357

You Must Not Spank Your Children in America: Hmong Parenting Values, Corporal Punishment, and Early Childhood Intervention Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conflicts between traditional Hmong values and traditional American parenting values are explored, drawing on the experiences of a coordinator of an Even Start program serving Hmong parents. Even Start is a state-funded early childhood intervention program with a literacy component for parents with less than an eighth grade proficiency in reading…

Hughes, Mary Kay

358

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

359

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

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

361

The New Literacy Studies: A Point of Contact between Literacy Research and Literacy Work.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The New Literacy Studies' assumptions of socially embedded literacy practices and multiple literacies support the following literacy education models: (1) involving communities in programs; (2) encouraging learner invention of literacy practices; and (3) helping learners adapt and expand literacy practices. (SK)|

Ewing, Guy

2003-01-01

362

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

363

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

364

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

365

Perceived Family Environment Variables of Adult Literacy Program Participants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Family Environment Scale was completed by 75 male and 83 female adult literacy participants. Those who considered their learning experience very successful were more likely to be from families that were united and cohesive, appreciated and valued intellectual and cultural activities, had concrete moral values, and exhibited less conflict and…

Carns, Ann; And Others

1995-01-01

366

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.

367

Champaign County National Workplace Literacy Program. Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Champaign County (Ohio) Board of Education asked four companies to participate in a workplace literacy project: Hall Company, Grimes Aerospace, LewiSystems, and Comdyne. Companies supplied training facilities and paid release time for employee participants. Seventeen classes were completed; 13 were attended by recruited participants, 4 by…

Champaign County Board of Education, Urbana, OH.

368

The Adult Literacy Program Attrition Problem: Identification at Intake.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined intake records from 114 students enrolled in literacy training. Several variables obtained at intake were found to be related to persistence. Dropouts tended to (1) be young and Hispanic, (2) not be seeking high school equivalency certification, (3) be unemployed but available for work, and (4) have other illiterate family…

Diekhoff, George M.; Diekhoff, Karen Bembry

1984-01-01

369

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

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…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

2007-01-01

371

Computer Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

San Marcos Unified School District, CA.

372

Reducing Reading Failure for Kindergarten Urban Students: A Study of Early Literacy Instruction, Treatment Quality, and Treatment Duration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Six instructional assistants taught the Early Reading Intervention (ERI) curriculum to 38 at-risk kindergarten students, and 32 nonrisk students served as comparisons. Student risk was determined based on performance on the "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" subtests of Nonsense Word Fluency, Letter Naming Fluency, and Phoneme…

Yurick, Amanda; Cartledge, Gwendolyn; Kourea, Lefki; Keyes, Starr

2012-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article investigates how instructors can utilize the integration of early literacy skills and the arts to cultivate the appreciation and celebration of cultures in early childhood classrooms. The theoretical framework is developed through three personal accounts establishing a rationale for the importance of a viable home to school…

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

2007-01-01

374

Understanding Early Literacy Development: The Impact of Narrative and Reflection as Tools within a Collaborative Professional Development Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the impact upon a group of ten early childhood inservice educators of a collaborative professional development course in early literacy development presented using the tools of narrative and reflection. The study considered impact in terms of teachers' beliefs, values, practice, and sense of…

Gillentine, Jonathan

2006-01-01

375

Effective early literacy skill development for young Spanish-speaking English language learners: an experimental study of two methods.  

PubMed

Ninety-four Spanish-speaking preschoolers (M age = 54.51 months, SD = 4.72; 43 girls) were randomly assigned to receive the High/Scope Curriculum (control n = 32) or the Literacy Express Preschool Curriculum in English-only (n = 31) or initially in Spanish transitioning to English (n = 31). Children's emergent literacy skills were assessed before and after the intervention in Spanish and English. Children in the English-only and transitional groups made significant gains in their emergent literacy skills in both Spanish and English compared to the control group, The English-only and transitional models were equally effective for English language outcomes, but for Spanish-language outcomes, only the transitional model was effective. The results suggest that a targeted early literacy intervention can improve Spanish-speaking preschoolers' preliteracy skills. PMID:19489898

Farver, Jo Ann M; Lonigan, Christopher J; Eppe, Stefanie

376

Enhancing Outcomes in Early Literacy for Young Children With DisabilitiesStrategies for Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Emerging literacy has been defined as the “reading and writing knowledge and behavior of children who are not yet conventionally literate” (Justice & Kaderavek, 2002, p. 8). This article provides readers with strategies for meeting the emerging literacy needs of young children with disabilities. Ideas for creating a literacy-rich environment as well as ways to adapt literacy-related materials and activities

Susan S. Johnston; Andrea P. McDonnell; Leanne S. Hawken

2008-01-01

377

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

378

Collateral Benefits of an Interactive Literacy Program for Grade 1 and 2 Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the collateral effects of WiggleWorks, an interactive literacy program, in two settings: a cohort study comparing random samples of grade 1 and 2 students before and after software implementation, and a longitudinal sample tracing students from kindergarten to grade 1. Showed increases in computer use, skills, and…

Ross, John A.; Hogaboam-Gray, Anne; Hannay, Lynne

2001-01-01

379

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

380

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

381

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

382

Online Teacher Education: Exploring the Impact of a Reading and Literacy Program on Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents findings from an investigation of the impact of teachers who graduated from a fully online master's degree program with training in pedagogy and a content-specialization in elementary reading and literacy (oERL) on reading achievement in a large urban public school system in the northwestern United States. The research team…

Weschke, Barbara; Barclay, Raymond D.; Vandersall, Kirk

2011-01-01

383

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

384

Cultural Conflict and Struggle: Literacy Learning in a Kindergarten Program. Rethinking Childhood, Volume 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Noting that literacy development is a social phenomenon, this book provides an account of the cultural conflicts and struggles experienced by two children from culturally different backgrounds and their teacher in a kindergarten program. The book is divided into eight chapters. The first chapter, "Introduction: History of the Struggle,"…

Schmidt, Patricia Ruggiano

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

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

387

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Terry, Marion

2007-01-01

388

Program-Integrated Information Literacy (PIIL) in a Hospital's Nursing Department: A Practical Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a systematic description of a strategy to integrate information literacy into programs that support professional development in hospitals' nursing departments. Four phases are explained: preparatory, planning, implementation, and evaluation. It suggests that librarians must go beyond the basic one-time instruction workshops to a collaborative model working with nursing management so that nurses and nursing students will use

Carlos Argüelles

2012-01-01

389

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

390

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

391

Effect of an Internet-Based Professional Development Program on Teachers' Assessment Literacy for All Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of Assessing One and All (AOA), a Web-based teacher professional development program. AOA was designed to enhance teachers' assessment literacy and skills in general and inclusive educational assessment practices. Fifty-five teachers from Arizona, South Carolina, and Wisconsin participated…

Huai, Nan; Braden, Jeffery P.; White, Jennifer L.; Elliott, Stephen N.

2006-01-01

392

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Askov, Eunice N.; Catalfamo, Andree Rose

393

Marketing Adult Literacy Education: Administrators' Perceptions of Effective Strategies for Program Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Adult-literacy administrators (n=224) ranked eight marketing strategies in the following order (highest first): communicating with publics, maximizing access, minimizing costs, promoting programs, planning responsively, understanding learners, conducting market research, and segmenting markets. The two rated lowest are those most highly rated by…

Douglas, Kristen H.; Valentine, Thomas; Cervero, Ronald M.

1999-01-01

394

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

395

Individual research consultation service: an important part of an information literacy program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Individual Research Consultation Service (IRCS) has long played an important role in teaching and assisting students to find information resources. Based on a study of IRCS at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Library, this article discusses the important contributions IRCS has made to the information literacy (IL) program. Using quantitative data and qualitative evidence, the article demonstrates how the

Hua Yi

2003-01-01

396

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final performance report provides project outcome information and data to the U.S. Department of Education for the federally-funded Library Literacy Program. The Pottsville Free Public Library conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, other…

Smink, Nancy J.; Bridal, Wendy

397

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

398

Jackson District 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 Jackson District Library (Michigan) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring,…

Rosynek, Joy

399

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

400

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

401

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

2011-03-09

402

Program Descriptions and Research Findings: The Parent Readers Program and Its Adaptations in Schools and Adult Literacy Settings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An intergenerational literacy program addresses the needs of adult students enrolled in remedial reading classes at a community college. Their classroom behavior marked by passivity or anxiety, these students are usually able to derive the surface meanings of familiar text, but demonstrate little analytic or reflective thinking about what was…

Handel, Ruth D.

403

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

404

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

405

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

2013-03-27

406

Early childhood programs and the education system  

PubMed Central

Policy makers, advocates and experts agree that the current delivery of early childhood development programs is fragmented. Many point to the education system as a better alternative for a more coherent approach that has the necessary infrastructure in place in communities, and is well placed to meet the needs of all young children and their families. In other jurisdictions, early childhood development programs have moved into education. In Canada, provincial and local school authorities are taking on more early childhood programs.

Beach, Jane; Bertrand, Jane

2009-01-01

407

Family Planning & Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is an International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) annotated bibliography of books and articles concerned with family planning and literacy. The subject is divided into four major listings: (1) Literacy; (2) Education; (3) Literacy and Family Planning; and (4) Functional Literacy/Family Planning Projects and Programs.…

International Planned Parenthood Federation, London (England).

408

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

409

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

410

76 FR 18766 - Early Retiree Reinsurance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...authority under section 1102(f) of the Affordable Care Act to stop accepting applications for the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program...the Affordable Care Act grants the Secretary the authority to stop taking applications for participation in the program based...

2011-04-05

411

Quality in Early Childhood Programs: Reflections from Program Evaluation Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates how program evaluation has contributed to the definition of quality in early childhood programs and what social and cultural conditions have influenced these definitions. First, a review of evaluation reports from the last 3 decades identified three types of quality used to evaluate early childhood programs: (a)…

Lee, Jin-Hee; Walsh, Daniel J.

2004-01-01

412

Piloting an information literacy program for staff nurses: lessons learned.  

PubMed

Intrinsic to all models of evidence-based practice is the need for information literacy and the critical assessment of information. As part of a house-wide evidence-based practice initiative, the objective of this pilot project was to develop the information literacy skills of staff nurses to increase their ability to find and assess available electronic resources for clinical decision making. An intensive care unit was chosen to pilot a unit-based approach to educate staff nurses to perform patient care-related electronic literature searches. An additional goal was to determine the effectiveness of unit-based training sessions on the frequency and quality of electronic literature searches by participating nurses. In addition to the unit-based instruction, nursing and library staff collaborated to develop a Web-based tutorial to supplement and reinforce the content of the training sessions. A pretest-post-test design was used to evaluate the initiative and to assess the effect of the educational intervention over time. Among the lessons learned from this pilot study was that unit-based instruction presents significant obstacles for effective learning of new technological skills for staff nurses. PMID:12464738

Rosenfeld, Peri; Salazar-Riera, Noraliza; Vieira, Dorice

413

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

414

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

415

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neuman, Susan B.; Wright, Tanya S.

2010-01-01

416

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neuman, Susan B.; Wright, Tanya S.

2010-01-01

417

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

418

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

419

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

420

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Uchikoshi, Yuuko; Marinova-Todd, Stefka H.

2012-01-01

421

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

422

Early Childhood Library Specialist Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Early Childhood Library Specialist (ECLS) concept was first conceived as the Early Childhood Media Specialist, and was written into a proposal that included a curriculum for the training of such media specialists. Cognizant of the interrelationship of...

T. M. Young

1972-01-01

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

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Caroline Dyer

2008-01-01

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dyer, Caroline

2008-01-01

426

34 CFR 303.11 - Early intervention service program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 false Early intervention service program. 303.11...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS...in This Part § 303.11 Early intervention service program. Early...

2013-07-01

427

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2007-01-01

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thomas, Barbara Marie

2010-01-01

429

Literacy and Language Teaching in The Gambia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes The Gambia's efforts to attain a viable language and literacy program. Priority areas for language teaching are teacher training programs, specialized training in development of materails, and an intensive English program to allow students to become fluent at an early age. (BK)

Richmond, Edmun B.

1980-01-01

430

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

431

Parenting in a TV Age: A Media Literacy Program for Parents. A Media Literacy Workshop Kit on Children and Television.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This workshop kit consists of: (1) "Leader's Guide"; (2) "Handout Masters"; (3) special issue of the journal "Media & Values" on the theme "Children and Television: Growing Up in a Media World"; (4) "From Awareness to Action: Media Literacy for the '90s," a booklet on the basics of media literacy. The kit is designed for a four-part study of the…

Davis, J. Francis; And Others

432

Literacy for Youth: Programs, Problems and Perspectives. Proceedings of the Youth Literacy Forum (Melbourne, Australia, July 30, 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These proceedings document some of the work and the stories of literacy teachers who work with youth outside the school system and help to paint the educational and policy context of their work. "Professionalism and Passion: A Report on Teachers Working with the Literacy Needs of Unemployed Youth" (Beverley Campbell) introduces the report. The…

Sanguinetti, Jill, Ed.; Jones, Myfanwy, Ed.

433

What Teachers Can Do to Promote Preschoolers' Vocabulary Development: Strategies from an Effective Language and Literacy Professional Development Coaching Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Language and, specifically, vocabulary development plays a critical role in early literacy development. This article describes Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy (ExCELL), which is a research-based, effective preschool program that focuses on developing Head Start enrollees' language and preliteracy skills. The ExCELL program

Wasik, Barbara A.

2010-01-01

434

Philatelic Programs on Early North American Radio  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using scripts, publications, and philatelic press descriptions, this study investigates programs for stamp collectors in the early years of radio. NBC's Ivory Stamp Club of the Air was the most prominent of these. Syndicated and locally originated philatelic programming was widespread in the late 1930s and continued into the 1960s in Canada and the USA. Some programs appealed to kids

Stephen D. Perry

2011-01-01

435

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

436

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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....

2009-07-01

437

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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....

2010-07-01

438

Developmental trajectories of preschool early literacy skills: A comparison of language-minority and monolingual-English children.  

PubMed

This study utilized latent growth-curve analyses to determine if the early literacy skills of children who were Spanish-speaking language-minority (LM) followed a similar quantitative growth profile over a preschool year as that of a group of children from a comparable socioeconomic (SES) background but who were not LM. Participants, who ranged in age from 37 to 60 months (M = 50.73; SD = 5.04), included 540 Spanish-speaking LM and 408 non-LM children (47% girls) who were enrolled in 30 Head Start classrooms. Scores on a measure of oral language and measures of code-related skills (i.e., phonological awareness, print knowledge) were lower for LM children than for non-LM children. LM children experienced significantly faster growth in oral language skills than did non-LM children. Growth for print knowledge and blending was similar for LM and non-LM children, whereas LM children experienced slightly less growth than non-LM children on elision. The inclusion of child (i.e., initial language scores, age, nonverbal cognitive ability) and family (i.e., maternal/paternal education, 2-parent household, father employment) variables eliminated initial differences between LM and non-LM children on the code-related variables, and the effect was due primarily to children's initial oral language skills. These results indicate that the early risk for reading-related problems experienced by Spanish-speaking LM children is due both to low SES and to their LM status, and they highlight the critical need for the development, evaluation, and deployment of early instructional programs for LM children with limited English oral language proficiency. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved). PMID:23316767

Lonigan, Christopher J; Farver, Joann M; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Eppe, Stefanie

2013-01-14

439

A Preliminary Controlled Comparison of Programs Designed to Reduce Risk of Eating Disorders Targeting Perfectionism and Media Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study aims to find out whether programs targeting perfectionism and media literacy are more effective than control classes in reducing eating disorder risk factors. Finding reveals that perfectionism programs are well suited to individuals of mid- to late adolescent age and shows the importune of making prevention programs developmentally…

Wilksch, Simon M.; Durbridge, Mitchell R.; Wade, Tracey D.

2008-01-01

440

A Preliminary Controlled Comparison of Programs Designed to Reduce Risk of Eating Disorders Targeting Perfectionism and Media Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study aims to find out whether programs targeting perfectionism and media literacy are more effective than control classes in reducing eating disorder risk factors. Finding reveals that perfectionism programs are well suited to individuals of mid- to late adolescent age and shows the importune of making prevention programs developmentally…

Wilksch, Simon M.; Durbridge, Mitchell R.; Wade, Tracey D.

2008-01-01

441

Establishing a Family Literacy Program with a Focus on Interactive Reading: The Role of Research and Accountability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Family literacy programs abound today, and many try to be all things to all participating families. Funding has eroded for programs of long length and shorter length programs need a specific focus to aim for a modicum of success. This article provides an overview of the importance of interactive reading for children's future success in school,…

DeBruin-Parecki, Andrea

2009-01-01

442

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

443

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

444

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

445

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

446

Defining and Assessing Early Childhood Program Quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the United States, there is a definition of quality of early care and education (ECE) programs that is widely accepted in the early childhood profession. It emphasizes a child-centered approach to raising children, with caring adults who are kind and gentle rather than restrictive and harsh and who protect children's health and safety, while providing a wealth of experiences

Debby Cryer

1999-01-01

447

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

448

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…

Reynolds, Arthur J., Ed.; Wang, Margaret C., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.

449

Use of Technology in Adult Literacy: Minnesota's Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph presents the state of the art of computer-assisted instruction for students in adult basic education (ABE), developmental education, and rehabilitation programs. The 12 articles are written by practitioners for practitioners and describe programs being provided by public schools, community colleges, libraries, volunteer agencies,…

Turner, Terilyn C.; Frick, Elizabeth

450

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

451

Literacy Corps Assistance Act of 1987. Hearing on S. 1016 To Provide Financial Assistance for the Establishment and Operation of Literacy Corps Programs before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains a congressional hearing on S.1016, which would provide financial assistance for the establishment and operation of Literacy Corps programs. (The Literacy Corps would enlist college students to tutor in reading and math for 6 hours per week in a 10-week semester). Testimony includes statements and prepared statements from…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

452

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

453

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

454

Early Literacy Champions In North Carolina: Accelerated Learning Documentation for K-3 SMART (Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Early literacy Word Recognition and Auditory Discrimination summaries are reported for regular males (N=154) and females (N=134) in 17 North Carolina K-3 classes integrating SMART brain stimulation activities into regular Title 1 school curricula. Dis-aggregation of distributions for Economic Disadvantage and Racial Minority at-risk categories show large proportions (90%-100% of students ) of male and female pupils scoring at or

Lyelle L. Palmer; Leslie Giese; B. S. Bob DeBoer

455

Fathers' and young children's literacy experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

A family literacy program was examined to document the literacy experiences of 25 fathers and their five?year?old children. Using a case study methodology, this study examined the effects of a literacy intervention program that was designed to assist fathers to promote their children's acquisition of literacy. The results indicated that the fathers who learn literacy strategies and activities can contribute

Olivia N. Saracho

2008-01-01

456

Effective Literacy Coaching: Building Expertise and a Culture of Literacy: An ASCD Action Tool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In "Effective Literacy Coaching: Building Expertise and a Culture of Literacy," literacy experts Shari Frost, Roberta Buhle, and Camille Blachowicz provide more than 50 practical activities designed to help K-12 literacy professionals: (1) Assess the current literacy program; (2) Plan changes that will foster a culture of literacy; (3)…

Blachowicz, Camille L.Z.; Buhle, Roberta; Frost, Shari

2009-01-01

457

Early adopters: Playing new literacies and pretending new technologies in print-centric classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, semiotic analysis of children's practices and designs with video game conventions considers how children use play and drawing as spatializing literacies that make room to import imagined technologies and user identities. Microanalysis of video data of classroom interactions collected during a three year ethnographic study of children's literacy play in kindergarten and primary classrooms reveals how the

Karen E. Wohlwend

2009-01-01

458

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

459

A Whole-Class Support Model for Early Literacy: The Anna Plan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Anna Plan is a unique delivery model for enhancing schoolwide literacy instruction in the primary grades. Based on the principles of Reading Recovery and Four Blocks literacy instruction, it provides supplementary reading instruction through the distinctive use of teaching staff. Over six years, it has resulted in sweeping changes in the way…

Miles, Pamela A.; Stegle, Kathy W.; Hubbs, Karen G.; Henk, William A.; Mallette, Marla H.

2004-01-01

460

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

461

Bayard Taylor Memorial 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 Bayard Taylor Memorial Library (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania) conducted the Outreach Project, a project that involved public awareness, training, rural oriented programs, basic…

Peters, Alice L.; Calio, Susan

462

Development of a Criterion-Referenced, Performance-Based Assessment of Reading Comprehension in a Whole Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the development of a criterion-referenced, performance-based measure of third grade reading comprehension. The primary purpose of the assessment is to contribute unique and valid information for use in the formative evaluation of a whole literacy program. A secondary purpose is to supplement other program efforts to…

Tibbetts, Katherine A.; And Others

463

Recruitment Issues and Strategies for Adults Who Are Not Currently Participating in Literacy and Adult Basic Education (ABE) Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adult basic education (ABE) and literacy programs have used many different strategies and tools to recruit new students. A small sampling of Tennessee ABE programs shows the more effective recruitment strategies are word-of-mouth referrals; newspaper advertisements and articles; fliers; brochures; posters, radio messages, and public service…

Kohring, Aaron

464

Analysis and Assessment of the Newark Literacy Campaign's Adult Tutorial Reading Program: A Report to the Ford Foundation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An assessment of the Newark Literacy Campaign's (NLC's) Adult Tutorial Reading Program studied 20 long-term (in the program for at least 1 year) and 20 new adult learners; all but 2 were African-Americans. The following data sources were used: in-depth interviews with learners, logs completed by tutors, follow-up interviews 6-8 months later,…

Darkenwald, Gordon G.; Silvestri, Kenneth

465

The Three-Year (1995-1997) Workplace Literacy Program at Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. Final Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An external evaluation was conducted of the Workplace Literacy Program at Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc., which provided oral and written job-specific instruction in English as a second language to Chinese garment workers. The program was designed for underemployed garment industry workers with low English proficiency, including seamstresses,…

Friedenberg, Joan E.

466

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…

DaCosta, Kneia Octavia

2012-01-01

467

Structuring Support for Change in the Middle Years Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper suggests that the idea of "taking stock" of the current program--reflecting on what educators believe to be best practice--and then "charting a course" of action to better align practice with vision is a deliberate way for teachers to build capacity to enact reform. It begins by providing a brief overview of the changing direction of…

Hosking, Neville J.; Teberg, Ann S.

468

Do We Need to Understand the Technology to Get to the Science? A Systematic Review of the Concept of Computer Literacy in Preventive Health Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To systematically review definitions and descriptions of computer literacy as related to preventive health education programs. Method: A systematic review of the concept of computer literacy as related to preventive health education was conducted. Empirical studies published between 1994 and 2007 on prevention education programs with a…

Dominick, Gregory M.; Friedman, Daniela B.; Hoffman-Goetz, Laurie

2009-01-01

469

Designing and Implementing Workforce Literacy: Programs in Partnership with Business and Industry. Handbook for Community Colleges and Technical Institutes in Texas. First Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook presents research findings from recent work force literacy programs, practical applications for workplace literacy programs, and resources for community colleges and technical institute personnel to use in forming partnerships with business and industry. Following a list of project staff, an acknowledgements section, and a brief…

Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.

470

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

471

Early life programming and neurodevelopmental disorders.  

PubMed

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. PMID:20674602

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

2010-08-15

472

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

473

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

474

Using a Weekly Story to Plan Creative Activities and Promote Early Literacy in Preschool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood teachers are faced with many more choices and decisions regarding the development of their curriculum than ever before. The development of state standards for young children in prekindergarten (pre-K) programs not only provides guidance but also places demands on content that must be addressed. Finding the time to plan creative…

Fowler, Susan A.; Yates, Tweety; Lewman, Beverly

2007-01-01

475

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

476

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

477

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,…

Wood, Eileen; Gottardo, Alexandra; Grant, Amy; Evans, Mary Ann; Phillips, Linda; Savage, Robert

2012-01-01

478

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

479

Suffolk Community College Early Childhood Program Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Early Childhood Program (ECP) at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) was established to train students in the instruction of young children by providing them with theoretical knowledge, skills training, and practical experience. This report provides information on the philosophy, structure, and outcomes of the ECP. The first section…

Hochman, Darlene; Kaplan, Paul

480

Impacts of television viewing on young children's literacy development in the USA: A review of the literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

Television viewing plays an important role in the lives of many young children and has received a great deal of attention in the public as well as in research. This review examined research on television and literacy development in early childhood, including studies of messages about literacy in children's programs as well as the impact of specific programs on young

Annie M. Moses

2008-01-01

481

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

482

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

483

Writing Programs as Distributed Networks: A Materialist Approach to University-Community Digital Media Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article addresses how community-university digital media literacy projects are redefining literacy, literate practices, and institutions. Using Actor-Network Theory (ANT), which emphasizes the organizing process itself, I analyze the shifting definitions of literacy within one particular university-community collaboration. My analysis…

Comstock, Michelle

2006-01-01

484

Where Are the Women? A Report into Issues Related to Women's Access to Workplace Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study investigated provision of workplace literacy courses available for women in female-dominated industries and women's access to and participation in those courses. A literature review revealed very little research on the required increased literacy skills in Australia and no previous studies on women's access to workplace literacy courses…

Milton, Marion

485

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

486

Lessons Learned from a State-Funded Workplace Literacy Program. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper No. 09-146  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Findings from an evaluation of a workplace literacy program funded by the State of Indiana are presented. Working with employers, providers were given considerable latitude to design their own training regimens. The state awarded certificates to workers who achieved certain levels of proficiency in reading, math, critical thinking, problem…

Hollenbeck, Kevin; Timmeney, Bridget

2009-01-01

487

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"CONNECTIONS: The New Hampshire Reading Project," a project of the New Hampshire State Library (Concord), involved coalition building, public awareness, training, reading and discussion, and evaluation. The project served a community of over 200,000 people, and targeted students and tutors of library literacy programs and New Hampshire Adult…

Albert, Rebecca J.

488

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Orange Public Library (California) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, intergenerational/family, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a community of 100,000-200,000 and targeted…

Miller, Rosanne

489

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

490

Assessing and Acknowledging Learning through Non-Accredited Community Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programs: Support Document  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Support Document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report, "Assessing and Acknowledging Learning through Non-Accredited Community Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programs," and is an added resource for further information. There were five phases of this project: Phase 1 comprised further interrogation of…

Dymock, Darryl; Billett, Stephen

2008-01-01

491

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final performance report for the Pikes Peak Library District literacy project begins with a section that provides quantitative data. The next section compares actual accomplishments to the project goal and related objectives for 1993: to reduce obstacles to success of students enrolled in the Right To Read program through student…

Hammond, Susan; Maio, Jean

492

Improving Your Health Literacy  

MedlinePLUS

... Based Decisionmaking Improving Primary Care Practice Resources Quality & Patient Safety Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) Patient Safety Measure Tools & Resources Pharmacy Health Literacy Center Surveys ...

493

Supplementing Literacy Instruction with a Media-Rich Intervention: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates whether a curriculum supplement organized as a sequence of teacher-led literacy activities using digital content from public educational television programs can improve early literacy outcomes of low-income preschoolers. The study sample was 436 children in 80 preschool classrooms in California and New York. Preschool…

Penuel, William R.; Bates, Lauren; Gallagher, Lawrence P.; Pasnik, Shelley; Llorente, Carlin; Townsend, Eve; Hupert, Naomi; Dominguez, Ximena; VanderBorght, Mieke

2012-01-01

494

Literacy Journalism at Syracuse University. A Thirty-Year History: 1952-1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This history of literacy journalism may be summarized as follows. Conceived in the early 1950s through the enthusiasm of Frank C. Laubach, the world's only graduate program for literacy journalism was started when his son, Robert Laubach, came to Syracuse University to study journalism. He was the student/instructor of the first class in 1951 and…

Blakely, Caroline; Laubach, Robert S.

495

Impact of Professional Development on the Literacy Environments of Preschool Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This longitudinal study examined the effects of a comprehensive professional development program on literacy environments of preschool classroom/teacher units. The Early Language & Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkit (ELLCO) was used to assess effects of treatment. Forty (40) classroom/teacher units, representing 14 preschool centers,…

Grace, Cathy; Bordelon, Denise; Cooper, Pat; Kazelskis, Richard; Reeves, Carolyn; Thames, Dana G.

2008-01-01

496

The Role of Adult Literacy & Numeracy in Lifelong Learning and Socio-Economic Well-Being: ALNARC National Research Program, June 2001-June 2002. Feature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium (ALNARC) program comprised four projects designed to integrate new research with analysis of past practices and provision. Preliminary themes were the perception of a "policy void" in regard to literacy and numeracy skills; professional development's tie to workplace practice and…

Shore, Sue

2002-01-01

497

Professional Development Capacity Building in Pennsylvania's Regional Staff Development Program: The "WorkNet" Project. Final Report [and] WorkNet Workplace Literacy Trainer's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These two documents are products of a project to improve the capability of the Pennsylvania Regional Staff Development Centers to provide current, research-based workplace literacy training and technical assistance to adult basic and literacy education programs. The final report describes these project activities: development of training…

Carman, Priscilla S.

498

Evidence for Common Etiological Influences on Early Literacy Skills in Kindergarten  

PubMed Central

Understanding how the etiology of print awareness and phonological awareness are related to the etiology of decoding can provide insights into the development of word reading. To address this issue, we examined the degree of overlap among etiological influences of pre-reading skills in 1,252 twin pairs in kindergarten. Genetic, shared environmental, and non-shared environmental factors were significant for all three literacy phenotypes. The majority of genetic and shared environmental influence on decoding was due to common factors that included print awareness and phonological awareness. Notably, only a single genetic factor contributed to all three literacy phenotypes but there was additional shared environmental influence common to phonological awareness and decoding. Findings suggest commonalities in the etiology of pre-reading literacy skills that could inform work on the development of reading skill.

Soden-Hensler, Brooke; Taylor, Jeanette; Schatschneider, Christopher

2011-01-01

499

Desert Survivors: the design and implementation of a television program to enhance local scientific literacy.  

PubMed

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." The episodes air on local cable access television and are available to teachers on DVD. Each episode features a guest expert who spotlights a particular organism and how that organism overcomes the myriad of hardships inherent to desert survival. Local classrooms are visited to solicit questions from students regarding the organism of interest. These videotaped questions are integrated into Desert Survivors television production and provide the guest expert with the basis to discuss the ecology, physiology, and evolutionary biology of the organism. The program is bolstered through the use of an interactive website. Assessment strategies are in place to ensure program efficacy. Herein, we describe the development of the program as a model for innovative outreach opportunities. PMID:17327575

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

2007-03-01

500

Literacy: Focus on Asia and the Pacific. Special Issue To Commemorate International Literacy Year 1990. ASPBAE Courier No. 47.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This special issue of the "Courier" has been produced to mark the beginning of International Literacy Year 1990. It brings together papers from adult educators involved in literacy work about who needs literacy and why, what literacy is, who can help in creating the right conditions for literacy to succeed, and how to evaluate literacy programs.…

Heslop, Yvonne, Ed.

1989-01-01