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Early Literacy  

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Susan Hill

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Research Findings: The present study evaluated the effects of a Family Literacy program on the early English reading development of speakers of English as a first language (EL1s) and English language learners (ELLs). The study included a linguistically and culturally diverse sample of 132 kindergarten children and their parents. Families in the experimental group participated in a 9-week intervention program

Sarah Harper; Amy Platt; Janette Pelletier

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harper, Sarah; Platt, Amy; Pelletier, Janette

2011-01-01

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Who's Learning What Words and How Fast? Preschoolers' Vocabulary Growth in an Early Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the composition of vocabulary and preschoolers' vocabulary learning in an early literacy program. Fifty-six children with typical achievement, with special needs, and at risk for disabilities participated. Curriculum-based measures (CBM) were used to track children's receptive and expressive vocabulary growth over three…

Roskos, Kathleen; Ergul, Cevriye; Bryan, Tanis; Burstein, Karen; Christie, James; Han, Myae

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weiland, Christina; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McGee, Lea M.; Richgels, Donald J.

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Early Beginnings EARLY LITERACY KNOWLEDGE AND INSTRUCTION  

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contribution to the early literacy knowledge base and a significant step in helping early childhood educators Institute for Literacy in consultation with the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Head Start Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human

Rau, Don C.

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Early Beginnings: Early Literacy Knowledge and Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Institute for Literacy, 2009

2009-01-01

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Promoting School and Life Success through Early Childhood Family Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Swick, Kevin J.

2009-01-01

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Early teaching of Chinese literacy skills and later literacy outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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The Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

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Implementing Innovative Elementary Literacy Programs. Program Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schwab, R. G. Jerry; And Others

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vaish, Viniti

2014-01-01

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Early Childhood Educators' Knowledge of Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

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Current Research of Family Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Parker, Sharon; Wuelser, Ann

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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Page118 Education:Literacy,Elementary,andEarlyEducation(LEEE) Sonoma State University 2013-2014 Catalog edUCation: literaCy, elementary, and  

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Page118 Education:Literacy,Elementary,andEarlyEducation(LEEE) Sonoma State University 2013-2014 Catalog edUCation: literaCy, elementary, and early edUCation (leee) Department Office Stevenson1078 (707Morris MaryAnnNickel Programs Offered TheDepartmentofLiteracy

Ravikumar, B.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dail, Alanna Rochelle; Payne, Rebecca L.

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Early Literacy Interventions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simon, Jessica

2011-01-01

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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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Boston College's Financial Literacy Program  

E-print Network

begin a pattern of creating debt during their college years and continue that pattern as adults. We$uccessful Start Boston College's Financial Literacy Program BUDGET WORKSHEET Sponsored Laundry/Dry Cleaning Credit Card Payment/Debt Entertainment Food: Groceries Eating out Personal Care

Huang, Jianyu

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Critical Literacy Programs: Can Business Literacy be a Catalyst for Economic and Social Change?  

Microsoft Academic Search

While literacy is widely believed to be a driver of well-being and economic development, the actual performance of many literacy programs fails to deliver on these promises. Many existing literacy programs are based on an autonomous model of literacy, which assumes that literacy skills are ideologically neutral and can be easily applied, regardless of the social context. Yet literacy practices

Canan Corus; Julie L. Ozanne

2011-01-01

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Let the Kids Play and Develop into Readers and Writers of Their Own: (Play To Promote Early Literacy).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elaborates on the nature of play and its function in children's overall development. Discusses how children's play relates to their literacy learning. Proposes practical suggestions for the use of play to promote early literacy in preschool programs. (SG)

Musthafa, Bachrudin

2001-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MacDonald, Colleen; Figueredo, Lauren

2010-01-01

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Promising Findings on Preschoolers' Emergent Literacy and School Readiness in Arts-Integrated Early Childhood Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An approach to early childhood education that integrates visual and performing arts throughout the preschool curriculum--"Art as a Way of Learning"--was implemented in a program (Promoting and Supporting Early Literacy through the Arts) designed to improve the emergent literacy and school readiness of at-risk young children in community-based…

Phillips, Roger D.; Gorton, Rebecca L.; Pinciotti, Patricia; Sachdev, Anuradha

2010-01-01

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HIV Education for Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Barbara E.

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Literacy Trails: A Whole-of-Community Program to Encourage Literacy and Numeracy Awareness for Children in Preschool and Early Primary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the evaluation outcomes of an innovative, community based educational initiative to enhance and promote the awareness of literacy and numeracy in young children in two regional communities in Moorabool Shire, Victoria. With the support of committed educational and community partners (through the Moorabool Best Start…

Ollerenshaw, Alison

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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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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Home Literacy Experiences and Early Childhood Disability: A Descriptive Study Using the National Household Education Surveys (NHES) Program Database  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The present article illustrates how the National Household Education Surveys (NHES; U.S. Department of Education, 2009) database might be used to address questions of relevance to researchers who are concerned with literacy development among young children. Following a general description of the NHES database, a study is provided that…

Breit-Smith, Allison; Cabell, Sonia Q.; Justice, Laura M.

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bourgoin, Renée

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell, Stacey; Torr, Jane; Cologon, Kathy

2014-01-01

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Technology and Early Literacy: The Impact of an Integrated Learning System on High Risk Kindergartners' Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

265 kindergarten children from a high-risk community participated in an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Waterford Early Reading Program, a software program designed to facilitate early literacy development. 151 students in eight experimental classrooms used the program for approximately 15 minutes per day. 114 students in seven…

Tracey, Diane H.; Young, John W.

2006-01-01

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

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

2011-12-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Modeling the Relationship between Prosodic Sensitivity and Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing literature has demonstrated that prosodic sensitivity is related to early literacy development; however, the precise nature of this relationship remains unclear. It has been speculated in recent theoretical models that the observed relationship between prosodic sensitivity and early literacy might be partially mediated by children's…

Holliman, Andrew; Critten, Sarah; Lawrence, Tony; Harrison, Emily; Wood, Clare; Hughes, David

2014-01-01

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Explaining Common Variance Shared by Early Numeracy and Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How can it be explained that early literacy and numeracy share variance? We specifically tested whether the correlation between four early literacy skills (rhyming, letter knowledge, emergent writing, and orthographic knowledge) and simple sums (non-symbolic and story condition) reduced after taking into account preschool attention control,…

Davidse, N. J.; De Jong, M. T.; Bus, A. G.

2014-01-01

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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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Home Literacy Activities and Their Influence on Early Literacy Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

MARY ANN EVANS; DEBORAH SHAW; MICHELLE BELL

2000-01-01

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[Synthesis of 107 Workplace Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined information from 107 workplace literacy program descriptions from the United States and drew conclusions about joint partnerships, funding, and flexibility. Most of the program descriptions were found in an extensive search using the ERIC database. The programs described were from 1989 and 1990. Some of the findings were the…

Bussert, Kathy M.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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Signatures and Popular Literacy in Early Seventeenth-Century Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rubinger, Richard

2006-01-01

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Helping Families Connect Early Literacy with Social-Emotional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Literacies in Early Childhood: Changing Views Challenging Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Makin, Laurie; Diaz, Criss Jones

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Building Language Throughout the Year: The Preschool Early Literacy Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

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A Literacy Program for Fathers: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study approach was used to document the literacy experiences of 25 fathers and their children who participated in a family literacy program. It explored the effects of a literacy intervention that was designed to assist fathers of five-year-old children to develop their children's literacy learning in a family environment. The findings…

Saracho, Olivia N.

2008-01-01

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Community Literacy Programs and the Politics of Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The community literacy program of Western District Adult Basic Education in Georgia was examined to demonstrate how the meaning and value of literacy is a function of specific local institutions. The goal of the examination was to theorize literacy by constructing a localized framework for understanding literacy within a given institution in order…

Grabill, Jeffrey T.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cullen, Theresa A.; Cobb, Inger C.

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fleming, Jennifer

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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Home literacy activities and their influence on early literacy skills.  

PubMed

The relationship between the home environments of 66 children and their language and literacy development was examined. After accounting for child age, parent education, and child ability as indexed by scores on a rapid automatized naming task and Block Design of the WPPSI-R, shared book reading at home made no contribution to the prediction of the literacy skills of letter name and letter sound knowledge in kindergarten. In contrast, home activities involving letters predicted modest and statistically significant amounts of variance. For the areas of receptive vocabulary and phonological sensitivity, neither shared book reading nor letter activities were predictive. Follow-up to mid-Grade 2 underscored the importance of letter name/sound knowledge and phonological sensitivity in kindergarten in accounting for individual differences in later achievement in reading comprehension, phonological spelling, and conventional spelling. PMID:10881391

Evans, M A; Shaw, D; Bell, M

2000-06-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false What is the Literacy Leader Fellowship Program? 1100.1 Section...Relating to Education NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY: LITERACY LEADER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM §...

2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false What is the Literacy Leader Fellowship Program? 1100.1 Section...Education (Continued) NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY: LITERACY LEADER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM §...

2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false What is the Literacy Leader Fellowship Program? 1100.1 Section...Relating to Education NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY: LITERACY LEADER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM §...

2012-07-01

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Constructing Adult Literacies at a Local Literacy Tutor-Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Roderick, Ryan

2013-01-01

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Access to Literacy Programs: Perspectives of African-American Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

African Americans are underrepresented in adult literacy programs. African-American adult literacy students were interviewed on their reasons for program attendance and nonattendance. Timing was the most important factor determining attendance. Subjects believed the educational system made learning difficult for them, and increased literacy would…

Denny, Verna Haskins

1992-01-01

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Sparks Fade, Knowledge Stays: The National Early Literacy Panel's Report Lacks Staying Power  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author talks about "Developing Early Literacy," the report of the National Early Literacy Panel. The panel, which consisted of nine experts, was convened by the National Institute for Literacy to synthesize the research on the development of literacy from birth through age 5. Over the eight years of their work, only 190…

Neuman, Susan B.

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This randomized-control trial examined the learning of preservice teachers taking an initial Early Literacy course in an early\\u000a childhood education program and of the kindergarten or first grade students they tutored in their field experience. Preservice\\u000a teachers were randomly assigned to one of two tutoring programs: Book Buddies and Tutor Assisted Intensive Learning Strategies\\u000a (TAILS), which provided identical meaning-focused instruction

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Halden, Amanda; Clark, Christina; Lewis, Fiona

2011-01-01

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

68

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

69

Book Bridges: A Family Literacy Program for Immigrant Women.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Book Bridges, a community-based family literacy program which aims to increase literacy for parents and children through composing and sharing family stories. Discusses how immigrant mothers' experiences in a reading workshop, writing workshop, and literature circles combined to support the development of English literacy, personal…

Zakaluk, Beverley L.; Wynes, Barbara J.

1995-01-01

70

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Haak, Jill; Downer, Jason; Reeve, Ronald

2012-01-01

71

Building Emotional Literacy: Groundwork to Early Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of social and emotional development is a child's emotional literacy. Numerous strategies exist for the development of children's emotional and social development, and for their emotional readiness for school. Teachers might arrange a classroom environment that is not overly structured or regimented. The environment should reflect who the…

Figueroa-Sanchez, Magali

2008-01-01

72

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

73

34 CFR 472.1 - What is the National Workplace Literacy Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? 472.1 Section 472...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL WORKPLACE LITERACY PROGRAM General § 472.1 What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? The National...

2011-07-01

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34 CFR 472.1 - What is the National Workplace Literacy Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? 472.1 Section 472...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL WORKPLACE LITERACY PROGRAM General § 472.1 What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? The National...

2013-07-01

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28 CFR 544.71 - Exceptions to required literacy program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Exceptions to required literacy program participation. 544.71 Section... INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION Literacy Program § 544.71 Exceptions to required literacy program participation. (a) The...

2013-07-01

76

12 CFR 7.1021 - National bank participation in financial literacy programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National bank participation in financial literacy programs. 7.1021 Section 7...National bank participation in financial literacy programs. A national bank may participate in a financial literacy program on the premises of, or...

2011-01-01

77

28 CFR 544.71 - Exceptions to required literacy program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Exceptions to required literacy program participation. 544.71 Section... INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION Literacy Program § 544.71 Exceptions to required literacy program participation. (a) The...

2012-07-01

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28 CFR 544.71 - Exceptions to required literacy program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Exceptions to required literacy program participation. 544.71 Section... INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION Literacy Program § 544.71 Exceptions to required literacy program participation. (a) The...

2011-07-01

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34 CFR 472.1 - What is the National Workplace Literacy Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? 472.1 Section 472...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL WORKPLACE LITERACY PROGRAM General § 472.1 What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? The National...

2010-07-01

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34 CFR 472.1 - What is the National Workplace Literacy Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? 472.1 Section 472...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL WORKPLACE LITERACY PROGRAM General § 472.1 What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? The National...

2012-07-01

81

Project EASE: The Effect of a Family Literacy Project on Kindergarten Students' Early Literacy Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates effectiveness of the Project Early Access to Success in Education, which includes parent education sessions on assisting their children's developing literacy abilities, at-school parent/child activities, and at-home book-mediated activities. Finds improvement in language skills, with a strong impact on the children who scored low at…

Jordan, Gail E.; Snow, Catherine E.; Porche, Michelle V.

2000-01-01

82

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

83

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

84

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.

85

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

86

Aesthetic experience and early language and literacy development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present paper explores the connections between theory and research in language development and aesthetic education and their implications for early childhood classroom practice. The present paper posits that arts experiences make a unique and vital contribution to the child’s development of language and literacy, as well as to the sense of self as an active and engaged learner. Emphasizing

Helen L. Johnson

2007-01-01

87

Aesthetic Experience and Early Language and Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present paper explores the connections between theory and research in language development and aesthetic education and their implications for early childhood classroom practice. The present paper posits that arts experiences make a unique and vital contribution to the child's development of language and literacy, as well as to the sense of…

Johnson, Helen L.

2007-01-01

88

The Association of Kindergarten Entry Age with Early Literacy Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huang, Francis L.; Invernizzi, Marcia A.

2012-01-01

89

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

90

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

91

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

92

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

93

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

94

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-07-01

95

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

96

A Framework for Using iPads to Build Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Northrop, Laura; Killeen, Erin

2013-01-01

97

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

98

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... The State Literacy Resource Centers Program assists State and local public and private nonprofit efforts to eliminate illiteracy through a program of State literacy resource center grants to— (a) Stimulate the coordination of literacy...

2010-07-01

99

SCIENCE Program early science program  

E-print Network

SCIENCE Program early science program Early at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility CONTACT Argonne Leadership Computing Facility | www.alcf.anl.gov | (877) 737-8615 Climate-Weather Modeling Studies Using a Prototype Global Cloud-System Resolving Model PI: Venkatramani Balaji Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Kemner, Ken

100

Promoting Early Abstraction to Promote Early Literacy and Numeracy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

101

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.

102

Technology and Early Literacy: The Impact of an Integrated Learning System on High-Risk Kindergartners'Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two hundred sixty-five kindergarten children from a high-risk community participated in an 10-month evaluation of the effectiveness of the Waterford Early Reading Program, a software program designed to facilitate early literacy development. One hundred fifty-one students in eight experimental classrooms used the program for approximately 15 minutes per day. One hundred fourteen students in seven nonintervention classrooms had varying amounts

Diane H. Tracey; John W. Young

2007-01-01

103

Starlite Workplace Literacy Program. Final Closeout Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reyes, Lolita C.

104

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

105

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

106

Federal Financial and Economic Literacy Education Programs, 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

107

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

108

Cognitive and environmental predictors of early literacy skills.  

PubMed

Not all young children benefit from book exposure in preschool age. It is claimed that the ability to hold information in mind (short-term memory), to ignore distraction (inhibition), and to focus attention and stay focused (sustained attention) may have a moderating effect on children's reactions to the home literacy environment. In a group of 228 junior kindergarten children with a native Dutch background, with a mean age of 54.29 months (SD = 2.12 months), we explored therefore the relationship between book exposure, cognitive control and early literacy skills. Parents filled in a HLE questionnaire (book sharing frequency and an author recognition checklist as indicator of parental leisure reading habits), and children completed several tests in individual sessions with the researcher (a book-cover recognition test, PPVT, letter knowledge test, the subtests categories and patterns of the SON, and cognitive control measures namely digit span of the KABC, a peg tapping task and sustained attention of the ANT). Main findings were: (1) Children's storybook knowledge mediated the relationship between home literacy environment and literacy skills. (2) Both vocabulary and letter knowledge were predicted by book exposure. (3) Short-term memory predicted vocabulary over and above book exposure. (4) None of the cognitive control mechanisms moderated the beneficial effects of book exposure. PMID:21475735

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

2011-04-01

109

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-06-01

110

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

PubMed

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

Peifer, Karen; Perez, Linda

2011-08-01

111

Professionals' Perceptions of the Role of Literacy in Early Intervention Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the current study was to examine therapists' perceptions about literacy in early intervention services. Little effort has been devoted to the incorporation of literacy into therapy services for very young children with special needs. In an attempt to understand how therapy providers view the role of literacy in their services, 168…

Thatcher, Karen; Fletcher, Kathryn

2008-01-01

112

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

113

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

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

115

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Levitt, Roberta; Red Owl, R. H.

2013-01-01

116

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

117

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

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rumann, Susan Marie; Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez

2001-01-01

119

The Effect of Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies on Reading Fluency for Children with Severe Reading Impairments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the effectiveness of Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) One-on-One Program on increasing the reading fluency of two children identified as having reading difficulties. Reading fluency is characterized by quickness and accuracy of reading. Additionally, fluency is the second stage of the learning hierarch,…

Malouf, Rachel C.; Reisener, Carmen D.; Gadke, Daniel L.; Wimbish, Sarah W.; Frankel, Aimee C.

2014-01-01

120

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

121

A Literary Study of the Extent of Literacy Programs in the Workplace.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To investigate the extent of literacy programs in the workplace, an indepth look was taken at the different types of literacy programs in the workplace to determine what can help the state of literacy in the United States. The literacy efforts in the workplace among federal, state, and local government, schools, unions, businesses, corporations,…

Hicks, Angela A.

122

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.

123

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

124

Project SEEL: Part II. Using Technology to Enhance Early Literacy Instruction in Spanish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Custom-made digital media are rich, varied, and motivational early literacy materials. An important component of Project SEEL (Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy Instruction) was the use of tailormade digital books and activities in the reading curriculum. Project SEEL team members created computerized materials in Spanish to relate to…

Culatta, Richard; Culatta, Barbara; Frost, Meghan; Buzzell, Krista

2004-01-01

125

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boudreau, Donna

2005-01-01

126

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

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schatschneider, Christopher; Lonigan, Christopher J.

2010-01-01

128

Academic Difficulties and Early Literacy Deprivation: The Case of Ethiopians in Israel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates a possible link between academic difficulties and early literacy deprivation among the immigrant Ethiopian population in Israel. Findings suggest that such deprivation can affect the person after he becomes literate and multilingual and that literacy exposure in early childhood and first-language maintenance is important. (11…

Barkon, Elisheva; Avinor, Eleanor

1995-01-01

129

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

130

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

131

A multivariate twin study of early literacy in Japanese Kana  

PubMed Central

This first Japanese twin study of early literacy development investigated the extent to which genetic and environmental factors influence individual differences in prereading skills in 238 pairs of twins at 42 months of age. Twin pairs were individually tested on measures of phonological awareness, kana letter name/sound knowledge, receptive vocabulary, visual perception, nonword repetition, and digit span. Results obtained from univariate behavioral-genetic analyses yielded little evidence for genetic influences, but substantial shared-environmental influences, for all measures. Phenotypic confirmatory factor analysis suggested three correlated factors: phonological awareness, letter name/sound knowledge, and general prereading skills. Multivariate behavioral genetic analyses confirmed relatively small genetic and substantial shared environmental influences on the factors. The correlations among the three factors were mostly attributable to shared environment. Thus, shared environmental influences play an important role in the early reading development of Japanese children. PMID:23997545

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

2013-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lowry Hemphill; Terrence Tivnan

2008-01-01

133

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.

134

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

135

The Effects of Live Music Groups Versus an Educational Children's Television Program on the Emergent Literacy of Young Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 socio-economic background. Subjects (n=86) were children,

Dena M. Register

2003-01-01

136

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

137

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

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

Baechlin, Dan; Proper, Len

138

No Pitiful Stories: Looking at the Relationship between Adult Literacy Programs and Empowerment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When people seek to augment their reading and writing skills through participation in adult literacy programs, what do they expect to happen? An examination of brochures promoting adult literacy programs both nationally and in Philadelphia indicates that the programs promote adult literacy instruction as empowering learners and rescuing them from…

Novek, Eleanor M.

139

Mother Tongue and ESL Literacy Program Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gillespie, Marilyn; And Others

140

Appraisal of Adult Literacy Programs in Ethiopia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper critically examines the goals, processes, resources, and effectiveness of Ethiopia's efforts to teach its people to read. Of the estimated 27 million people living in Ethiopia, only ten percent are literate. In recognition of this, and with the hypothesis that literacy skills are prerequisites for building a just and egalitarian…

Wagaw, Teshome G.

141

Waterford Early Reading Program [TM]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

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Waterford Early Reading Program[TM] is a software-based curriculum for students in Kindergarten through second grade. The curriculum is designed to promote reading, writing, and typing, incorporating literacy skills such as letter mastery, language stories, spelling, basic writing skills, reading and listening development, and comprehension…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

2007-01-01

142

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

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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

143

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1995-01-01

144

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

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

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

145

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

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

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

2013-01-01

146

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

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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

147

Home literacy predictors of early reading development in children with cerebral palsy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Marieke Peeters; Ludo Verhoeven; J. M. H. de Moor; Hans van Balkom; J. F. J. van Leeuwe

2009-01-01

148

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

149

Children's Collective Activities and Peer Culture in Early Literacy in American and Italian Preschools.  

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Examines American and Italian children's early literacy awareness and activities in preschools. Reveals that children take literacy activities and knowledge from formal lessons and then use, refine, and extend these activites with peers. Considers implications of these findings for theoretical work on children's peer cultures and development of…

Corsaro, William A.; Nelson, Elizabeth

2003-01-01

150

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

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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

151

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

152

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hester, Amy

2012-01-01

153

Programming as the Fourth `R of Literacy, Arun Chauhan, I399, 2010-03-29 Making Programming  

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Programming as the Fourth `R of Literacy, Arun Chauhan, I399, 2010-03-29 Making Programming the Fourth `R of Literacy Arun Chauhan, Indiana University I399 School of Informatics and Computing Indiana University Mar 29, 2010 #12;Programming as the Fourth `R of Literacy, Arun Chauhan, I399, 2010-03-29 "What

Chauhan, Arun

154

Programming as the Fourth `R of Literacy, Arun Chauhan, IU Honors Seminar 2009-12-07 Making Programming  

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Programming as the Fourth `R of Literacy, Arun Chauhan, IU Honors Seminar 2009-12-07 Making Programming the Fourth `R of Literacy Arun Chauhan, Indiana University Undergraduate Honors Seminar School of Informatics and Computing Indiana University Dec 7, 2009 #12;Programming as the Fourth `R of Literacy, Arun

Chauhan, Arun

155

Thresholds: A Program To Increase the Retention of African-American Men in a Literacy Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project was conducted to increase the retention of African American men in the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council's literacy program. The project's primary objectives were as follows: develop a program in self-esteem, goal setting, and decision making and use it as a "draw" to bring new students into the literacy program; build participants'…

Newman, Eugenia; Daniels, Diane

156

Women and Literacy in Rural Mali: A Study of the Socio-economic Impact of Participating in Literacy Programs in Four Villages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Women's literacy programs in rural Mali were studied through observation and surveys of 42 participants and 29 nonparticipants. Few participants acquired literacy skills, those that did rarely used them, and literacy acquisition had little socioeconomic impact on women's lives. General constraints on literacy usage in rural villages are discussed,…

Puchner, L.

2003-01-01

157

Page 118 Education: Literacy, Elementary, and Early Education (LEEE) Sonoma State University 2012-2013 Catalog EDUCATION: LITERACY, ELEMENTARY, AND  

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school population in terms of culture, social class, gender, language, and race is a significant focus of our school population in terms of culture, social class, gender, language, and race is a significantPage 118 Education: Literacy, Elementary, and Early Education (LEEE) Sonoma State University 2012

Ravikumar, B.

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

159

Guidelines for Developing an Educational Program for Worker Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guidelines in this paper were developed to assist Massachusetts Private Industry Councils, social agencies, unions, businesses, and education providers in designing educational programs appropriate to the workplace. The focus is on literacy education. The paper is organized in four sections. The first section briefly examines the background of…

Massachusetts State Executive Dept., Boston.

160

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

161

What Matters Most in Distinguished Literacy Teacher Education Programs?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lacina, Jan; Block, Cathy Collins

2011-01-01

162

Financial Literacy Program Prepares Youth for Living on Their Own  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Franklin, Iris E.

2004-01-01

163

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

164

34 CFR 489.1 - What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-07-01

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34 CFR 489.1 - What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners Program...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FUNCTIONAL LITERACY FOR STATE AND LOCAL PRISONERS PROGRAM... § 489.1 What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners...

2013-07-01

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34 CFR 489.1 - What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners Program...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FUNCTIONAL LITERACY FOR STATE AND LOCAL PRISONERS PROGRAM... § 489.1 What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners...

2012-07-01

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34 CFR 489.1 - What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners Program...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FUNCTIONAL LITERACY FOR STATE AND LOCAL PRISONERS PROGRAM... § 489.1 What is the Functional Literacy for State and Local Prisoners...

2011-07-01

168

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sandlin, Jennifer A.; Chen, Chia-Yin

2007-01-01

169

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

170

Community Literacy at Work with STRIDE (Success Through Reading Improvement and DEvelopment): Overview of a Successful Community Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

STRIDE (Success Through Reading Improvement and DEvelopment) is a literacy program developed in 1986 by Crowder College, located in the rural Ozarks of southwestern Missouri. Serving all age groups with trained literacy tutors ranging in age from 11 to over 60, STRIDE has been built on five main activities: (1) develop a philosophy that is…

Macy, Rita

171

North American adult literacy programs and Latin American immigrants: how critical pedagogy can help nonprofit literacy programming in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

As nonprofit adult literacy programs are often the only options for low-income Latin American immigrants in North America, problems accompanying these programs affect the ability of immigrants to benefit from them. North American nonprofit adult literacy programs often struggle due to the difficulties inherent in using volunteer instructors (often from different cultural backgrounds than participants) who use curricula that often

Rolf Straubhaar

2012-01-01

172

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

PubMed Central

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

Piasta, Shayne B.; Wagner, Richard K.

2009-01-01

173

Defining Workplace Literacy Education in Massachusetts. A Survey of Workplace Literacy Education Programs in Massachusetts, Conducted in September and October 1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 42 Massachusetts workplace literacy programs was conducted in fall 1989 to determine whether the programs generally fit a standard definition of workplace literacy derived from "A Guide to Developing Instruction for Workforce Literacy Programs" by Jorie W. Philippi. The study's seven-item questionnaire included the definition to which…

Rosen, David J.; Kale, Cerci

174

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-07-01

175

A Family Literacy Intervention to Support Parents in Children's Early Literacy Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines a family literacy intervention conducted in two first-grade classrooms with culturally diverse student populations. In the treatment and control classrooms, six parents and a classroom teacher learned practices for building home-school partnerships. Data were analyzed to determine changes in home-literacy practices, increases…

Steiner, Lilly M.

2014-01-01

176

Increased Implementation of Emergent Literacy Screening in Pre-Kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recent emphasis on universal prekindergarten programs, coupled with ongoing concern about children’s’ early literacy development\\u000a in the first years of school, carry significant implications for how preschool educators program for literacy and assess literacy\\u000a growth. We discuss the evolving role of literacy development in expanded preschool, examine key features of literacy assessments\\u000a with particular attention to the content that

Marcia InvernizziTimothy; Timothy J. Landrum; Avery Teichman; Monika Townsend

2010-01-01

177

Summer Program Aims to Improve Literacy Skills of Black Male Teens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

West, Cassandra

2012-01-01

178

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

179

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

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Portland State University Graduate School of Education Research unit Technology for Early Childhood, and their potential for facilitating early literacy for children who are blind. Method: The study will compare an electronic note taker with a Braille display among emergent and early literacy students who are blind

180

Construct and Predictive Validity Evidence for Curriculum-Based Measures of Early Literacy and Numeracy Skills in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The assessment of early literacy and numeracy skills can provide useful and important information in pursuance of the goal to increase student academic achievement. At present, there have been promising results using curriculum-based measurement (CBM) for evaluating early literacy and early numeracy. There has been little research investigating…

Betts, Joseph; Pickart, Mary; Heistad, Dave

2009-01-01

181

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

182

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

183

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

184

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Willis, Jerry W.

1993-01-01

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Home literacy predictors of early reading development in children with cerebral palsy.  

PubMed

The goal of the present 1-year long longitudinal study was to determine which home literacy variables were effective in stimulating early reading skills of children with cerebral palsy (CP) directly or indirectly via the reading precursors. Parents of 35 children with CP completed questionnaires regarding aspects of the home literacy environment (HLE). The reading precursors: Vocabulary, Syntactic skills and phonological awareness, i.e., Rhyme and Phonemic awareness, were assessed at the end of Kindergarten and the end of Grade 1, while the early reading skills Letter knowledge and Word recognition were assessed only at the end of Grade 1. Three HLE variables were found to be related to reading precursors and early reading skills: Parent literacy mediation, Word orientation and Story orientation activities during shared book reading. Path analyses showed that these three HLE variables were not directly related to early reading skills in Grade 1, but indirectly via the reading precursors, in particular phonological awareness. PMID:18541405

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

2009-01-01

186

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

187

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

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

Asaithambi, Asai

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

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

190

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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

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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

192

Development of Early English Language and Literacy Skills among Spanish-Speaking Children: Does Preschool Make a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the early English language and literacy skill development of 179 children from 11 Head Start classrooms who participated in an added focus on language and literacy skill-building supported by Early Reading First programme. Of this sample, 118 children were Spanish-speaking English Language Learners (ELL). All children were…

Han, Myae; Silva, Luisa; Vukelich, Carol; Buell, Martha; Hou, Likun

2014-01-01

193

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boyter-Escalona, Margaret

194

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.

195

Developing Information Literacy Skills Early in an Undergraduate Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several core competencies related to information literacy have been identified by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Students must learn to gather relevant information and communicate their findings effectively. The collaborative activity described here, which could easily be adapted for other disciplines, introduces first-semester freshmen to the standards of professional scientific writing, the different forms of publication, search strategies

Edward Freeman; Eileen Lynd-Balta

2010-01-01

196

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

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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

198

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 research…

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

2011-01-01

199

The Effectiveness Of The Manchester Even Start Program In Improving Literacy Outcomes for Preschool Latino Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although widely implemented, the effectiveness of the Even Start program and other programs involving home-visiting and bilingual education in improving preschool literacy outcomes, particularly among Latino students, is uncertain. This study used a non-equivalent groups design to compare preschool literacy outcomes (measured by the PALS-PreK…

Ryan, Andrew M.

2005-01-01

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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

201

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

202

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

204

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

205

Exploring Early Reading Instructional Strategies to Advance the Print Literacy Development of Adolescent SLIFE  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research presented in this article examines the English language and print literacy development of adolescent refugee students with limited and interrupted formal education (SLIFE) aged 14 to 21. The aim of this research was to determine if and how teaching early reading strategies to secondary ESL/ELD teachers could improve students'…

Montero, M. Kristiina; Newmaster, Sharon; Ledger, Stephanie

2014-01-01

206

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

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bruns, Deborah A.; Pierce, Corey D.

2007-01-01

208

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

209

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

210

"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

211

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

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

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

2005-01-01

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Randomized Field Trial of an Early Literacy Curriculum and Instructional Support System1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interest in the readiness of young children for school has increased during the past two decades because of changing social and workplace conditions, an upsurge in the research on the development of young children, and heightened public awareness. Early childhood researchers and educators and education policy makers have sought ways to strengthen knowledge about preschool literacy and interventions that can

Madelaine Cosgrove; Cheryl Fountain; Stephanie Wehry

213

Effects of Task Training on Kindergarten Students' Performance on Early Literacy Measures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of early literacy screening measures helps determine which students are at risk for future reading difficulties. However, there has been some recent concern related to the classification validity of screening measures (Hintze, Ryan, & Stoner, 2003; Nelson, 2008). Low classification validity results in the identification of a large number…

Mackiewicz, Sara Moore

2010-01-01

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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

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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

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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

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The Utility of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) in Predicting Reading Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading proficiency is the goal of many local and national reading initiatives. A key component of these initiatives is accurate and reliable reading assessment. In this high-stakes testing arena, the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) has emerged as a preferred measure for identification of students at risk for reading…

Echols, Julie M. Young

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gettinger, Maribeth; Stoiber, Karen C.

2012-01-01

219

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.

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Evaluation of early childhood programs.  

PubMed

Unlike kindergartens for 5-year-old children, which are taken for granted, preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-old children are accepted tentatively in the United States, making them ideal candidates for evaluative research. Evaluative research compares the performance of program participants either with ideal performance, the performance of other children in general, or the performance of children who did not attend early childhood programs. Evaluative research assesses and compares child and family outcomes, after equalizing child and family background characteristics by design or statistical analysis and taking program characteristics into account. Evaluative research is either ideal-program research, typical program research, or specific-program evaluation. Ideal-program research has provided evidence of the value of ideal preschool programs. Typical-program research, however, has shown how far from ideal actual programs are, and thus sets the context for specific-program evaluations. Done well, such evaluations can improve school, Head Start, and child care early childhood programs by focusing the attention of teachers, parents, and other stakeholders on program processes and children's development. PMID:10202597

Schweinhart, L J

1999-04-01

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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

222

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Catherine Diamond; Sandy Saintonge; Phyllis August; Adeline Azrack

2011-01-01

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

224

The Development of Early Literacy Skills among Children with Speech Difficulties: A Test of the "Critical Age Hypothesis".  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a longitudinal study of the early literacy development of 47 children with speech difficulties from ages 4 to 7 years. Of these children, 19 with specific speech difficulties were compared with 19 children with speech and language difficulties and 19 normally developing controls. The risk of literacy difficulties was greater…

Nathan, Liz; Stackhouse, Joy; Goulandris, Nata; Snowling, Margaret J.

2004-01-01

225

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

226

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 participated in the intervention and 10 lead teachers participated in the

Annemarie H. Hindman; Barbara A. Wasik

2011-01-01

227

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

228

The Early Literacy Support Programme (ELS) and the Blend and Clash of National Educational Policy Ideologies in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we consider the development of key policy issues in England, related to the area of literacy learning and children who are considered to have difficulties in literacy in their early years. We trace the tensions which have arisen since the 1980s between different policies and practices in these areas. These tensions include…

Soler, Janet; Paige-Smith, Alice

2005-01-01

229

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

230

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

231

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

232

Developing an Employee Volunteer Literacy Program. BCEL Bulletin. Issue No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin aims to provide guidance to business companies in developing an employee volunteer literacy program in which employees volunteer their time to assist in such aspects of community adult literacy campaigns as advocacy, public relations, fundraising, community leadership, and tutoring. A section on assessing local community needs…

BCEL Bulletin, 1986

1986-01-01

233

African American Men, Identity, and Participation in Adult Basic Education and Literacy Programs. Research Brief #6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the national graduation rate for African American males is only 47% (Schott Foundation for Public Education, 2010), few studies have explored their experiences in adult basic and literacy education (ABEL) programs. This study draws on prior research to explore the relationship between literacy and identity and its potential for…

Drayton, Brendaly; Prins, Esther

2011-01-01

234

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

235

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

236

A Comparative Survey of Seven Adult Functional Literacy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study compares the adult functional literacy campaigns and programs developed in seven African nations: the Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, and Seychelles. After an introductory chapter outlining the background of African adult functional literacy efforts and some of the constraints on them, the second chapter gives an overview of…

Richmond, Edmun B.

237

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.

238

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

239

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McRobbie, Joan

240

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

241

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

PubMed Central

This article reports the results of a pilot intervention to improve the social skills and literacy preparation of behaviorally at-risk Head Start children. Teachers in eight Head Start classrooms in two Oregon communities participated during the 2002–03 school year. Children in eight classrooms were screened and identified for participation using the Early Screening Project (ESP). Participants (n=16) were randomly assigned to receive social skills training, First Step to Success, social skills plus literacy training, Early Literacy Essentials, or to a comparison condition. Participants in the two intervention groups were combined and compared with the comparison group. Results indicated statistically significant gains in social skills outcomes for the intervention group. However, parent ratings of social skills showed superior effects for the comparison group as well. Receptive vocabulary, as measured by the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT), yielded a large effect size (Cohen’s d=.95) for the intervention group. Findings suggest that a combined intervention addressing literacy and social skills, shows promise and is worthy of further development and evaluation. PMID:17364005

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

2006-01-01

242

75 FR 69986 - Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...development, teaching, and learning? (2) How can this program...alignment with State early learning standards? (3) How can...subject areas and increase motivation and interest in reading and...principles of universal design for learning (UDL) support...

2010-11-16

243

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

244

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

245

Rutgers Early Childhood Program Recvd______________  

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A PARENT** Do you currently have a Sibling (s) attending LEAP Academy University Charter School and child (ren) to the LEAP Academy University Charter School. All information on this form will be treatedRutgers Early Childhood Program Recvd______________ Enrollment Application for 2014 - 2015 School

Garfunkel, Eric

246

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

247

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the results of a pilot intervention to improve the social skills and literacy preparation of behaviorally at-risk Head Start children. Teachers in eight Head Start classrooms in two Oregon communities participated during the 2002-03 school year. Children in eight classrooms were screened and identified for participation using the Early Screening Project (ESP). Participants (n=16) were randomly assigned

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

2006-01-01

248

Early Childhood Literacy and Children’s Multimodal Expressions in Preschool  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this chapter we will discuss how to provide a developmental practice (a didactics) in early childhood literacy. Our reasoning\\u000a is based on video observationsSabs made in a study in which a preschool teacher reads a picture book for one child at a time\\u000a (children aged 1–3 years) and then lets the child play with figures and objects that are

Elisabeth Mellgren; Karin Gustafsson

249

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

250

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

251

28 CFR 544.71 - Exceptions to required literacy program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION Literacy Program § 544.71 Exceptions...diagnostic assessment) to have a documented emotional, mental, or physical individual impediment...Staff shall document in the inmate's education file the specific reasons for not...

2010-07-01

252

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

253

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Easton, Peter A.

1989-12-01

254

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.

255

Literacy Collaborative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an overview of Literacy Collaborative, a comprehensive, schoolwide program designed to provide long-term support to schools working toward successful literacy achievement for every child by the end of 2nd grade. There are currently (year 2000) 390 literacy coordinators or trainers serving 372 schools in 25 states. The…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.

256

Cultural Influences on Early Language and Literacy Teaching Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Parlakian, Rebecca; Sanchez, Sylvia Y.

2006-01-01

257

Reading Aloud: Constructing Literacy in an Early Childhood Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Imagine an active happily engaged, communicative, curious group of four-year-old children investigating and discovering as they play together in an early childhood classroom. Imagine yet again, the teacher beckoning them to gather on the rug to listen to a story. What happens next? Are the children allowed to continue in this curiosity-seeking,…

Loysen, Jeanne Reeners

2010-01-01

258

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Yokono, Yasuyuki; Mitsuishi, Mamoru

259

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Doctor Gertrude A. Barber Center, Erie, PA.

260

Incorporating data literacy into information literacy programs: Core competencies and contents  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growing importance of data in society in general and scientific domains in particular, mirrored in the Open Data initiative and in the advent of eScience, requires public, school and academic libraries to contribute to both data and information literacy, as part of their mission to further knowledge and innovation in their respective fields of action. No specific library standards

2013-01-01

261

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document summarizes an extensive study of policies and practices in adult literacy and adult basic education in a number of countries undertaken by Rosa McKenna and Lynne Fitzpatrick. The original study contains considerably greater detail and analyses issues on a country-by-country basis. The countries studied--Canada, the Republic of…

McKenna, Rosa; Fitzpatrick, Lynne

2004-01-01

262

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.

263

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

264

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Patricia Clark; Sherry Kragler

2005-01-01

265

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

266

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

267

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

268

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

PubMed Central

As early education grows in the United States, in-service professional development in key instructional and interaction skills is a core component of capacity-building in early childhood education. In this paper, we describe results from an evaluation of the effects of MyTeachingPartner, a web-based system of professional development, on language and literacy development during pre-kindergarten for 1338 children in 161 teachers’ classrooms. High levels of support for teachers’ implementation of language/literacy activities showed modest but significant effects for improving early language and literacy for children in classrooms in which English was the dominant language spoken by the students and teachers. The combination of web-based supports, including video-based consultation and web-based video teaching exemplars, was more effective at improving children’s literacy and language skills than was only making available to teachers a set of instructional materials and detailed lesson guides. These results suggest the importance of targeted, practice-focused supports for teachers in designing professional development systems for effective teaching in early childhood programs. PMID:23144591

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

2012-01-01

269

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

E-print Network

Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Special Education Literacy Job #10834 At Arizona and influences PreK-20 education. Teachers College benefits from a legacy of excellence in scholarship of research and scholarship in Early Childhood Special Education literacy, and will have opportunities

Shumway, John

270

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brooks, Wanda; Smith, Michael W.

2013-01-01

271

Exito Bilingue: Promoting Spanish Literacy in a Dual Language Immersion Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers in a Spanish/English dual language elementary school in Tucson (Arizona) promote Spanish literacy using a school-designed program. The schoolwide, nonscripted program has been successful in supporting the transfer of reading skills from Spanish to English and in including special education students in dual language schooling. (Contains 33…

Smith, Patrick H.; Arnot-Hopffer, Elizabeth

1998-01-01

272

Deaf Literacy Program. Final Section 353 Project Report Summary. Fiscal Year 1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Deaf Adult Literacy program was created to meet the educational needs of deaf and hearing-impaired adult learners. The program was structured by an advisory committee of learners and teachers and was based on a model of bilingual education. All instruction was provided in American Sign Language (ASL) by teachers who were themselves deaf-native…

Brown Univ., Providence, RI.

273

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

274

Older College Students as Tutors for Adult Learners in an Urban Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a university literacy tutorial program in which older adult college students received tutor training and then carried out one-to-one reading tutorials with adult male learners who were rehabilitating addicts. Offers two case studies, and shows that the program had a significant impact on tutors' commitment to community volunteerism and…

Ntiri, Daphne W.

1999-01-01

275

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

276

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

277

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

278

What Can Workplace Literacy Programs Realistically Be Expected to Accomplish, and How Do We Determine What This Should Be?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most corporate funds for workplace literacy programs are invested in intermediate literate workers. Questions regarding these learners concern what should be expected of them; what they should expect of workplace literacy programs; who or what should determine these criteria; and ramifications of the answers. Issues that affect the answers are the…

Galin, Jeffrey R.

279

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

280

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

281

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Saah, Albert Amoah

2013-01-01

282

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

283

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

284

Illinois Early Childhood Program Expanded Matrix, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This matrix provides information on eight early childhood programs offered in Illinois. Presented in grid form, the information can be compared across programs. The programs described are: (1) Head Start and Early Head Start; (2) Illinois Department of Children and Family Services child care; (3) Illinois Department of Human Services child care;…

Illinois State Dept. of Human Services, East St. Louis. Head Start State Collaboration Office.

285

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

2007-01-01

286

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

287

TELE-Web: Developing a Web-Based Literacy Learning Environment. CIERA Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the development of a Web-based literacy learning software application, Technology Enhanced Learning Environment on the Web (TELE-Web). TELE-Web was developed based on the curriculum of the Early Literacy Project (ELP), an existing literacy program for elementary school students. In describing the development of TELE-Web, the…

Zhao, Yong; Englert, Carol Sue; Chen, Jing; Jones, Su Chin; Ferdig, Richard

288

The Center for Advancing Technology Succeeds with New Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an effort to combat the persistent problem of adult illiteracy, the Center for Advancing Technology was initiated at Piedmont Community College (PCC) in North Carolina and charged with the design of an effective model of rural, adult education for use throughout the state. The first step in the development of the center's literacy

Bailey, Charles; Rentz, William D.

289

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.

290

National Workplace Literacy Program. Curriculum Samples for 1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

291

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.

292

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Godfrey, John R.; Galloway, Ann

2004-01-01

293

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

294

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

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

296

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sundman-Wheat, Ashley N.

2012-01-01

298

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ashley Nicole Sundman-Wheat

2012-01-01

299

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

300

Does the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next Assessment Take a "Simple View" of Reading?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study involved examination of the validity evidence of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills-Next Edition (DIBELS Next) for a sample of 85 third-and fifth-grade students, in reference to the "simple view" of reading. Tests administered included DIBELS Next, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-IV (PPVT-IV), Group Reading…

Munger, Kristen A.; LoFaro, Stephen A.; Kawryga, Erin A.; Sovocool, Elizabeth A.; Medina, Siani Y.

2014-01-01

301

Using Computer-Based Instruction to Improve Indigenous Early Literacy in Northern Australia: A Quasi-Experimental Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effectiveness of a web-based reading support tool, ABRACADABRA, to improve the literacy outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students was evaluated over one semester in several Northern Territory primary schools in 2009. ABRACADABRA is intended as a support for teachers in the early years of schooling, giving them a friendly, game and…

Wolgemuth, Jennifer; Savage, Robert; Helmer, Janet; Lea, Tess; Harper, Helen; Chalkiti, Kalotina; Bottrell, Christine; Abrami, Phil

2011-01-01

302

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

303

Environmental Literacy and NGOs: Experience from the Microcredit Based Social Forestry Program of Proshika in Bangladesh  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assesses the impact of participation in the social forestry program of Proshika on the environmental literacy of participating households in Bangladesh. Proshika--a non-governmental organization--has initiated a social forestry program with the twin objectives of improving environmental quality while alleviating poverty. Proshika uses microcredit to motivate poor households to participate in its social forestry program. Moreover, participating households receive

304

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

305

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

306

LITERACY EDUCATION PROGRAM OF STUDY Reading Endorsement; Reading, Writing, and Literature K-12  

E-print Network

LIB 529 Young Adult Literature (5-12) 3 X X CI 520 Linguistics for Teachers (K-12) 3 x CI 524. Core courses (16 credits) DEPT # COURSE TITLE CRS Fall Winter Spring Summer CI 522 Literacy Foundations (psychology, history, theory & research) 4 X CI 529 School Reading Program Leadership 3 X CI 536 Language

307

Poverty, Residential Mobility, and Persistence across Urban and Rural Family Literacy Programs in Pennsylvania  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates how poverty and residential mobility affect adult persistence and participation in family literacy (FL) programs. Combining data from interviews with directors and participants from a sample of FL sites in Pennsylvania, this study examines (a) the perceptions of practitioners and adult learners regarding the role of…

Schafft, Kai A.; Prins, Esther S.

2009-01-01

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, formed an educational and business partnership with four area businesses to design and implement workplace literacy programs targeted to the needs of each business. The project's four objectives were as follows: develop a model of cooperation between a community college and the business community…

Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.

309

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

310

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

311

The Writing's on the Wall: Implementing a Municipal Workforce Literacy Program: An Organizer's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is intended for municipal managers, union representatives, and others interested in establishing workforce literacy programs (WFLPs). Content is based on the experience of five Canadian municipalities where WFLPs were established. Chapter 1 addresses the challenge for municipalities to manage change in the workplace and provides a…

Nutter, Patricia

312

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Coquillon, Naomi; Wei, Jenny

2011-01-01

313

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

314

Winning the Race against Technology: Implementing Literacy Programs in the Workplace.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual, which was developed on the basis of a 1990 workplace literacy program delivered to employees of Motorola, Inc., in Texas, is intended to serve as a guide to other adult education providers interested in creating partnerships with local companies. It is organized into eight chapters. The introductory chapter presents background…

Hammer-Cruz, Deborah

315

Early Retirement Incentive Programs: Trends and Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite many employers' opinions that incentive programs for early retirement are humane and desirable, such programs have several undesirable aspects for the retirees and the U.S. economy. The programs are actually termination programs because they function as a way employers can reduce their work force. (In fact, it was the 1973-75 and 1981-82…

Meier, Elizabeth L.

316

Early Childhood Programs for the Severely Handicapped.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reference material obtained from responses to questionnaires is presented on 25 early childhood programs for severely handicapped children. Each program report consists of components which include a program abstract; program summary; identification and screening procedures; diagnostic procedures; prescriptive procedures; child progress evaluation;…

Coordinating Office for Regional Resource Centers, Lexington, KY.

317

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

318

"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

319

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Haggerty, Maggie

2010-01-01

320

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2005

2005-01-01

321

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, employment…

Rosynek, Joy

322

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

323

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

324

The Analysis of L1 Teaching Programs in England, Canada, the USA and Australia Regarding Media Literacy and Their Applicability to Turkish Language Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two basic approaches namely "independent lesson approach" and "integration approach" appear in teaching media literacy. Media literacy is regarded as a separate lesson in the education program like mathematics and social sciences in "independent lesson approach". However, in "integration approach",…

Tüzel, Sait

2013-01-01

325

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

326

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baker, Claire E.

2013-01-01

327

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-12-01

328

Charity Code Program Name Category 0315820 Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Education & Literacy  

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- Washington Park Arboretum Education & Literacy 1480919 University of Washington Access to Dental Care Health Education & Literacy 1480075 University of Washington Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Fund Health & Medical & Literacy 0337127 Friends of KEXP Education & Literacy 1481380 Harborview Injury Prevention & Research

Borenstein, Elhanan

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pillinger, Claire; Wood, Clare

2014-01-01

330

Developing the Understanding of the Role of Interpersonal Interaction in Early Literacy Development: A Case Study of a Thai Public Preschool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on the role of interpersonal interaction in early literacy development in one public preschool school in Bangkok, Thailand. Specifically, it explores and analyses the nature of interpersonal interaction and collaborative activities the teachers employ in teaching literacy to children. The study involves observation of 82…

Klibthong, Sunanta

2012-01-01

331

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2007-01-01

332

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

333

Perspectives on Family Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that research has demonstrated the importance of parent-child interactions in developing literacy. Claims that parent literacy programs are effective in the children's literacy development. Proposes that research on the value of extensive interventions can suggest ways to improve parents' interactions with their children during the literacy

Saracho, Olivia N.

1997-01-01

334

[Special Education/Early Childhood Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Special Education Early Childhood Program of The George Washington University is a one year, full time, noncategorical, 36-hour masters program. The program strives to synthesize multidisciplinary theory and integrate this knowledge into conceptual patterns that guide educators. It seeks to tie theory to practice in the service of the…

George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education.

335

Readability of Early Intervention Program Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accessibility of early intervention program literature was examined through readability analysis of documents given to families who have a child served by the Birth to 3 program. Nine agencies that serve families in Birth to 3 programs located in a county in the Midwest provided the (n = 94) documents. Documents were included in the analysis if…

Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Patrick, Timothy; Rhyner, Paula M.; Cashin, Susan; Rentmeester, Angela

2011-01-01

336

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. PMID:23316767

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

2013-10-01

337

Improving Student Language and Literacy Skills through Vocabulary Development and Phonemic Awareness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for improving language and literacy development among young children. The targeted population consisted of public school children, ages three to five, enrolled in an early childhood special education program and an at-risk prekindergarten program. The problems of delayed language and literacy development skills were…

Bogott, Tricia; Letmanski, Jeanette; Miller, Bethany

338

Implementation and evaluation of a low health literacy and culturally sensitive diabetes education program.  

PubMed

Low health literacy is more prevalent in persons with limited education, members of ethnic minorities, and those who speak English as a second language, and is associated with multiple adverse diabetes-related health outcomes. This study examined the effectiveness of a low health literacy and culturally sensitive diabetes education program for economically and socially disadvantaged adult patients with type 2 diabetes. A pre-post prospective study design was used to examine outcomes over 12 months. Outcome measures included diabetes knowledge, self-efficacy, and self-care, measured using reliable and valid survey tools, and A1C. Over this period of time 277 patients were enrolled in the program, with 106 participants completing survey data. At the completion of the program patients had significant improvements in diabetes knowledge (p < .001), self-efficacy (p < .001), and three domains of self-care including diet (p < .001), foot care (p < .001), and exercise (p < .001). There were no significant improvements in the frequency of blood glucose testing (p = .345). Additionally, A1C values significantly improved 3 months after completing the program (p = .007). In conclusion, a diabetes education program designed to be culturally sensitive and meet the needs of individuals with low health literacy improves short-term outcomes. PMID:23799918

Swavely, Deborah; Vorderstrasse, Allison; Maldonado, Edgardo; Eid, Sherrine; Etchason, Jeff

2014-11-01

339

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

E-print Network

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

Austin, Melinda Weatherford

2005-08-29

340

Early Childhood Distance Partnership Program  

E-print Network

Blackfeet Chapter of the Montana Association for the education of Young Children #12;Accomplishments & Media that support children, families and communities · NAPA: Nutrition & Physical Activity Program · Health Curriculum for Crow children Two "Go Green" curricula for EC program, parents & community School

Lawrence, Rick L.

341

Adult Literacy: Policies, Programs and Practices. Lessons Learned. Final Report = Alphabetisation des adultes: politiques, programmes et pratiques. Etude bilan. Rapport final.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies and reports examining the problems associated with adult literacy and efforts to address those problems were reviewed to identify lessons for adult literacy programs in Canada and elsewhere. Low literacy levels were linked to above-average rates of personal and/or learning difficulties, low self-esteem, associated social problems, and…

2001

342

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

343

Print Literacy Engagement of Parents from Low-Income Backgrounds: Implications for Adult and Family Literacy Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the print engagement of parents from low-income backgrounds living in three geographical circumstances--rural, urban, and migrant. Parents were interviewed using a modified version of an adult literacy survey. Results demonstrated that adults most stereotyped as not engaging in print literacy events engaged in a range of print…

Lynch, Jacqueline

2009-01-01

344

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

345

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) the…

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

2008-01-01

346

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gustafsson, Uwe

347

Evaluation of an Early Childhood Preschool Program in Rural Bangladesh  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A preschool program in rural Bangladesh was evaluated in terms of cognitive and social outcomes of children. The preschools provided a half-day program, 6 days a week, with free play, stories, and instruction in literacy and math. Four hundred children between 4.5 and 6.5 years were assessed, half in preschools and half in villages where there…

Aboud, Frances E.

2006-01-01

348

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

349

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

350

Becoming a Student: Identity Work and Academic Literacies in Early Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article I argue that both sociocultural theories and those that address academic literacies must be invoked to adequately understand language and literacy development in schools. Through exploring the histories, school lives, and viewpoints of two kindergarten students, I show how identity work negotiated in classroom interactions can…

Hawkins, Margaret R.

2005-01-01

351

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality literacy instruction in preschool can be critical to the future academic success for all children, but may be even more so for children with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to examine progress in emergent literacy skills of young children with disabilities, compared with their typical peers, in an inclusive preschool setting.…

Green, Katherine B.; Terry, Nicole Patton; Gallagher, Peggy A.

2014-01-01

352

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

353

The Contribution of Early Home Literacy Activities to First Grade Reading and Writing Achievements in Arabic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This longitudinal study assessed the literacy development of native Arabic-speaking children from kindergarten to the end of first grade, focusing on the role of home literacy activities (mother-child shared book reading and joint writing). The contribution of these activities in kindergarten to children's reading and writing at the end of…

Aram, Dorit; Korat, Ofra; Hassunah-Arafat, Safieh

2013-01-01

354

"Emergent Literacy and Dramatic Play in Early Education" by Jane Davidson. Book Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that Davidson's book provides an in-depth exploration of the contribution of dramatic play to emergent literacy and ways that teachers can implement play-based literacy learning. Maintains that the book has a balanced theoretical orientation, provides a sensitive treatment of intervention, presents a thoughtful treatment of oral and written…

Chapman, Marilyn L.

2000-01-01

355

Examining the Impact of ABRACADABRA on Early Literacy in Northern Australia: An Implementation Fidelity Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To address students' poor literacy outcomes, an intervention using a computer-based literacy tool, ABRACADABRA, was implemented in 6 Northern Australia primary schools. A pretest, posttest parallel group, single blind multisite randomized controlled trial was conducted with 308 students between the ages of 4 and 8 years old (M age =…

Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.; Abrami, Philip C.; Helmer, Janet; Savage, Robert; Harper, Helen; Lea, Tess

2014-01-01

356

Laubach Literacy Program of Dysart Community Center, El Mirage, Arizona.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves predominantly Spanish-speaking and low-income people in a small Mexican-American community of about 3500. Begun in 1968, the program is designed to teach English as a second language along with concomitant values of better home and community life, as well as health and consumer…

Dysart Community Center, El Mirage, AZ.

357

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. PMID:12398251

Flannery, Michael A.

2002-01-01

358

Promoting early literacy in pediatric practice: twenty years of reach out and read.  

PubMed

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is the first pediatric, evidence-based strategy to prevent problems of early childhood development and learning. With a start in a single clinic in Boston City Hospital in 1989, doctors working in >4000 clinics and practices gave approximately 5.7 million new books to >3.5 million children in all 50 states in 2008. ROR also has become a model for a different way of thinking about parent education during primary care encounters, based less on telling and more on creating real-time learning experiences. ROR flourished because of (1) the growth of pediatric interest in child development, (2) local leadership of pediatric champions as well as nonmedical supporters, coordinators, and volunteers, (3) evidence of effectiveness, and (4) public financial support attributable to strong bipartisan support in Congress, led by Senator Edward Kennedy. Since ROR started, an increasing amount of research confirms the importance of reading aloud for the development of language and other emergent literacy skills, which in turn helps children get ready for school and leads to later success in reading. Future goals include continued growth until all low-income children are reached with pediatric advice and books, a national campaign led by physicians encouraging all parents to read to their children every day, additional evidence-based, parent information to increase the effectiveness of parents reading to children, quality-improvement efforts to achieve the full potential, and global expansion. PMID:19917584

Zuckerman, Barry

2009-12-01

359

Literacy through Play.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When young children play in a purposefully designed, literacy-rich environment, teachers can discover and capitalize on teachable moments. This book discusses how children develop literacy and how early childhood teachers use play and other child-centered experiences to facilitate literacy development. Chapter 1, "Play and Developmentally…

Owocki, Gretchen

360

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

361

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

362

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined how poverty and residential mobility influence low-income adults' persistence in family literacy programs in Pennsylvania. Twelve out of 20 program directors reported that learners typically moved at least once a year. In five of these high-mobility programs moving was reported to significantly hinder persistence. Geographic…

Schafft, Kai; Prins, Esther; Movit, Marcela

2008-01-01

363

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

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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

364

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

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

Kaunonen, Gary

2011-01-01

365

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. PMID:22303487

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

2011-01-01

366

"Professors in the Furman Literacy  

E-print Network

"Professors in the Furman Literacy Program know what it's like to be a public school teacher's literacy program gives teachers powerful techniques to teach the reading and writing processes critical to literacy development. The new master of arts concentration in literacy prepares education professionals

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

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

Gozali-Lee, Edith; Mueller, Dan

2010-01-01

368

Workplace Literacy Partnership Program. December 1994-November 1997. Final Report.  

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The Worker Education Program (WEP) provided workplace programs for 1,000 members of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE) in Chicago, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. It was sponsored by a partnership among the Chicago Teachers' Center of Northeastern Illinois University, the Central States Joint Board of UNITE, and…

Boyter-Escalona, Margaret

369

Even Start family literacy program participants' perceptions of parenting education, an integral component in family literacy programs  

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Education in Dahlia ISD Even Start Program......................................65 Parenting Class.........................................................................................65 Home Visit... Family Activities......................................................................................97 Home and School Connection..................................................................98 Attitude...

Chen, Chia-Yin

2006-10-30

370

An Evaluation of a Pilot Early Intervention Phonemic Awareness Program  

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This researcher evaluated the impact of an emergent literacy intervention program implemented in a suburban New York school district. The researcher examined archival data collected by the district during the 2010-2011 school year. The sample consisted of 171 general education kindergarten students from two of five elementary schools in this…

Wilkowski, Theresa

2012-01-01

371

76 FR 77537 - Early Retiree Reinsurance Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...under the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP), is exercising its authority under the ERRP regulations at 45 CFR 149.45...as of May 6, 2011. II. Provisions of This Notice CMS is exercising our authority under 45 CFR 149.45(a) to deny...

2011-12-13

372

Showing Progress in Early Intervention Programs.  

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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

373

Computers & Literacy: Curricula & Guides. Adult Literacy Series.  

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This brief lists computer-based adult literacy training materials. The listings are divided into three sections: work force/workplace literacy curricula; general curriculum/program development; and guides and research reports. The first section contains nine programs or sets of program materials (including computerized and print materials): Basic…

BCL Brief, 1992

1992-01-01

374

Impact of a Literacy Program on Middle School Students  

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The poor performance of middle school students in reading was addressed by examining the effects of an 8-week reading intervention program for middle school students in one school district in the southeastern United States. Two research questions were developed: (a) Is there a significant difference in the level of the students' reading skills,…

Edwards, Nina Rickenbacker

2011-01-01

375

Dollars Works 2: The Evolution of a Financial Literacy Program  

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Dollar Works 2 is a comprehensive personal financial education program to help individuals and families strengthen their skills, better manage their personal finances, and make sound decisions about money. This article chronicles the evolution of a curriculum to enhance and modify materials to improve learning and meet the needs of multiple…

Petersen, Cindy M.; Heins, Rosemary K.; Katras, Mary Jo

2013-01-01

376

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

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

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

2009-01-01

377

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

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This study investigated the effects of the "Scott Foresman Early Reading Intervention" (ERI) on growth rates in the early literacy skills of urban at-risk kindergarten students. Students participated in one of three groups: treatment-intensive/ strategic, treatment-benchmark, and nontreatment-benchmark. Treatment group students received a…

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

2009-01-01

378

The Predictive Validity of the Preschool Early Literacy Individual Growth and Development Indicators (EL-IGDIS) on State Test Scores Using an Urban, Low-Income Population  

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There is a growing body of literature linking curriculum based measurements and general outcome measures to state test outcomes. With an increasing focus on the early identification of students at risk for academic failure, the present study investigated the predictive validity of preschool early literacy general outcome measures (GOMs) in a low…

Smith, Steven L.

2009-01-01

379

Impacts of a Prekindergarten Program on Children's Mathematics, Language, Literacy, Executive Function, and Emotional Skills  

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Publicly funded prekindergarten programs have achieved small-to-large impacts on children's cognitive outcomes. The current study examined the impact of a prekindergarten program that implemented a coaching system and consistent literacy, language, and mathematics curricula on these and other nontargeted, essential components of school…

Weiland, Christina; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu

2013-01-01

380

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

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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

381

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

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This study illustrates the ways in which the practices of two instructors in an arts-based, after-school literacy program serving Somali youth provide insights for teaching urban immigrant students. It draws on a qualitative self-study that examines the experiences and practices of the researchers in the development and implementation of a program

Lozenski, Brian; Smith, Chelda

2012-01-01

382

From Early Intervention to Early Childhood Programs: Timeline for Early Successful Transitions (TEST)  

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More than one million transitions between early intervention services and early childhood programs are facilitated annually for youngsters with special needs. To be successful, these transitions require planning and ongoing communication between all parties. This article substantiates the need for a timeline/checklist and provides a model of…

Brandes, Joyce A.; Ormsbee, Christine K.; Haring, Kathryn A.

2007-01-01

383

The Early Childhood Project: A 5Year Longitudinal Investigation of Children’s Literacy Development in Sociocultural Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The Early Childhood Project examined the intimate culture of young children’s homes, defined by a confluence of parental beliefs, recurrent activities, and interactive processes,\\u000a and the relation between that intimate culture and the children’s literacy development. The children in the 5-year longitudinal\\u000a study came from low- and middle-income families of European-American and African-American heritage. Families joined the project\\u000a when the

Susan Sonnenschein; Linda Baker; Robert Serpell

384

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

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

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

2009-01-01

385

Developing Tools for Assessing and Using Commercially Available Reading Software Programs to Promote the Development of Early Reading Skills in Children  

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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

386

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

PubMed Central

Rationale Phonological awareness, letter knowledge, oral language (including sentence recall) and rapid automatised naming are acknowledged within-child predictors of literacy development. Separate research has identified family factors including socio-economic status, parents’ level of education and family history. However, both approaches have left unexplained significant amounts of variance in literacy outcomes. This longitudinal study sought to improve prospective classification accuracy for young children at risk of literacy failure by adding two new family measures (parents’ phonological awareness and parents’ perceived self-efficacy), and then combining the within-child and family factors. Method Pre-literacy skills were measured in 102 four year olds (46 girls and 56 boys) at the beginning of Preschool, and then at the beginning and end of Kindergarten, when rapid automatised naming was also measured. Family factors data were collected at the beginning of Preschool, and children’s literacy outcomes were measured at the end of Year 1 (age 6–7 years). Results Children from high-risk backgrounds showed poorer literacy outcomes than low-risk students, though three family factors (school socio-economic status, parents’ phonological awareness, and family history) typically accounted for less Year 1 variance than the within-child factors. Combining these family factors with the end of Kindergarten within-child factors provided the most accurate classification (i.e., sensitivity?=?.85; specificity?=?.90; overall correct?=?.88). Implications Our approach would identify at-risk children for intervention before they began to fail. Moreover, it would be cost-effective because although few at-risk children would be missed, allocation of unnecessary educational resources would be minimised. PMID:24751691

Heath, Steve M.; Bishop, Dorothy V. M.; Bloor, Kimberley E.; Boyle, Gemma L.; Fletcher, Janet; Hogben, John H.; Wigley, Charles A.; Yeong, Stephanie H. M.

2014-01-01

387

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Aspects of Literacy and Language in Early Childhood: Continuity and Change from Preschool to Grade 2.  

PubMed

Early literacy and language skills of twin children in the USA, Australia, and Scandinavia were explored in a genetically sensitive design (maximum N = 615 pairs). For this article, we report aspects of preschool and Grade 2 data. In Grade 2, there were strong genetic influences on word reading, reading comprehension, and spelling. Vocabulary was about equally affected by genes and shared environment. Multivariate analyses indicated substantial genetic overlap among the Grade 2 literacy variables. Longitudinal analyses showed that genetic factors evident at the preschool stage continued to affect literacy and vocabulary three years later in Grade 2, but there was also evidence of new genetic factors coming into play over the time interval, at least for literacy. Suggestions are made about the search for underlying biological and cognitive processes, and educational implications are explored. PMID:20161176

Byrne, Brian; Coventry, William L; Olson, Richard K; Samuelsson, Stefan; Corley, Robin; Willcutt, Erik G; Wadsworth, Sally; Defries, John C

2009-05-01

388

Developmentally Appropriate New Media Literacies: Supporting Cultural Competencies and Social Skills in Early Childhood Education  

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Young children explore their world through manipulatives, playing with "technology" that may or may not be digital. To this end, I offer an exploration into how the existing framework of the New Media Literacies (NMLs) paradigm set forth by Henry Jenkins (2006) in "Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st…

Alper, Meryl

2013-01-01

389

Technology and Literacy in Early Childhood Educational Settings: A Review of Research  

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This literature review provides an overview of research into technology and literacy for children aged 0-8 in educational settings from 2003-2009. The article begins by exploring the different assumptions about the role of digital texts that underpin the studies considered, identifying three loose categories of studies which position technology…

Burnett, Cathy

2010-01-01

390

Fathers' Role in Play: Enhancing Early Language and Literacy of Children with Developmental Delays  

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Fathers and paternal role models make a unique contribution to children's development. There is some research to suggest that the types of play males engage in with children is typically more active and thus offers unique possibilities for embedding activities for language and literacy development. In this article, we offer suggestions for how…

Stockall, Nancy; Dennis, Lindsay

2013-01-01

391

The Influence of Being Ready to Learn on Children's Early School Literacy and Numeracy Achievement  

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This study investigated the extent to which learning readiness, prior-to-school experiences, and child and family characteristics influence children's literacy and numeracy achievement across the first year of primary school. A sample of 104 kindergarten children was recruited from 16 classrooms and followed from the beginning to the end of their…

Murray, Elizabeth; Harrison, Linda Joan

2011-01-01

392

A Shared Reading Intervention with Parents to Enhance Young Children's Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A pragmatic randomised controlled trial was used to investigate the effects of two forms of shared reading on children's language and literacy skills. Parents of 80 children in the preparatory year of school participated in an eight-week home reading intervention. Families were assigned to one of three groups: dialogic reading (DR), dialogic…

Sim, Susan S. H.; Berthelsen, Donna; Walker, Susan; Nicholson, Jan M.; Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth

2014-01-01

393

The Relationship between Speech Impairment, Phonological Awareness and Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although children with speech impairment are at increased risk for impaired literacy, many learn to read and spell without difficulty. Around half the children with speech impairment have delayed acquisition, making errors typical of a normally developing younger child (e.g. reducing consonant clusters so that "spoon" is pronounced as "poon"). A…

Harris, Judy; Botting, Nicola; Myers, Lucy; Dodd, Barbara

2011-01-01

394

Unlocking the Door: Is Parents' Reading to Children the Key to Early Literacy Development?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parents are encouraged to read to their children, and they frequently engage in shared book reading on the belief that the experience will foster their children?s literacy development. In this article, the authors draw on a body of published studies to argue that shared book reading often does not lead to the benefits expected of it. The studies show that

Linda M. Phillips; Stephen P. Norris; Jim Anderson

2008-01-01

395

Promoting Early Literacy through Rhyme Detection Activities during Head Start Circle-Time.  

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Investigated the effect of developmentally appropriate literacy interventions integrated into circle time in a Head Start setting on the detection of rhyme by 4-5 year olds. Found that the group receiving phonological-awareness treatment performed better on a rhyme detection test than the semantic intervention group. (JPB)

Majsterek, David J.; Shorr, David N.; Erion, Virginia L.

2000-01-01

396

Enhancing Literacy Instruction for Grade Level Readers in the Early Elementary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Local school districts are under pressure to have elementary reading teachers understand how phonics, during teacher-led small group literacy instruction, can help students who read below grade level. Elementary teachers need research-based strategies regarding which reading instructions of letter-sound components are necessary to help students…

Warren, Marie

2010-01-01

397

Early Adopters: Playing New Literacies and Pretending New Technologies in Print-Centric Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wohlwend, Karen E.

2009-01-01

398

Longitudinal Twin Study of Early Literacy Development: Preschool through Grade 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Grade 1 literacy skills of twin children in Australia (New South Wales) and the United States (Colorado) were explored in a genetically sensitive design (N = 319 pairs). Analyses indicated strong genetic influence on word and nonword identification, reading comprehension, and spelling. Rapid naming showed more modest, though reliable, genetic…

Byrne, Brian; Samuelsson, Stefan; Wadsworth, Sally; Hulslander, Jacqueline; Corley, Robin; DeFries, John C.; Quain, Peter; Willcutt, Erik G.; Olson, Richard K.

2007-01-01

399

Early Literacy in Arabic: An Intervention Study among Israeli Palestinian Kindergartners  

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Arabic Literacy acquisition was studied among Israeli Palestinian low socioeconomic status kindergartners within the framework of an intervention study, implemented by teachers. On pretest, letter naming, alphabetic awareness, and phonological awareness were very low. Whereas the comparison group hardly progressed throughout the year, the…

Levin, Iris; Saiegh-Haddad, Elinor; Hende, Nareman; Ziv, Margalit

2008-01-01

400

The Literacy Pyramid Organization of Reading/Writing Activities in a Whole Language Classroom (Early Childhood).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Literacy Pyramid (based on the United States Department of Agriculture food pyramid), a classification of eight instructional events, which is intended as a framework for teachers to think about the purpose of various instructional formats and about organizing time for language arts instruction. (SR)

Bruneau, Beverly J.

1997-01-01

401

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

PubMed Central

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 ninth-grade students in a low-income school with a high proportion of minority students. The curriculum used three brief interspersed segments from the television show ER to teach basic topics in cardiology. After the 30-minute experimental curriculum, students completed open-ended surveys which were coded qualitatively. Result The most common codes described “enjoyment” (N=28), “acquisition of new knowledge” (N=28), “informative” (N=15), “interesting” (N=12), and “TV/video” (N=10). We found on average 2.9 examples of medical content per participant. Of the 26 spontaneously-generated verifiable statements, 24 (92.3%) were judged as accurate by two independent coders (?=0.70, P=.0002). Discussion Use of brief segments of video material contributed to the acceptability of health education curricula without detracting from students’ acquisition of accurate information. Translation to Health Education Practice Health education practitioners may wish to include brief clips from popular programming to motivate students and provide context for health-related lessons. PMID:23998135

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

2011-01-01

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Formal and informal home learning activities in relation to children's early numeracy and literacy skills: the development of a home numeracy model.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to propose and test a model of children's home numeracy experience based on Sénéchal and LeFevre's home literacy model (Child Development, 73 (2002) 445-460). Parents of 183 children starting kindergarten in the fall (median child age=58 months) completed an early home learning experiences questionnaire. Most of the children whose parents completed the questionnaire were recruited for numeracy and literacy testing 1 year later (along with 32 children from the inner city). Confirmatory factor analyses were used to reduce survey items, and hierarchical regression analyses were used to predict the relation among parents' attitudes, academic expectations for their children, reports of formal and informal numeracy, and literacy home practices on children's test scores. Parental reports of formal home numeracy practices (e.g., practicing simple sums) predicted children's symbolic number system knowledge, whereas reports of informal exposure to games with numerical content (measured indirectly through parents' knowledge of children's games) predicted children's non-symbolic arithmetic, as did numeracy attitudes (e.g., parents' enjoyment of numeracy). The home literacy results replicated past findings; parental reports of formal literacy practices (e.g., helping their children to read words) predicted children's word reading, whereas reports of informal experiences (i.e., frequency of shared reading measured indirectly through parents' storybook knowledge) predicted children's vocabulary. These findings support a multifaceted model of children's early numeracy environment, with different types of early home experiences (formal and informal) predicting different numeracy outcomes. PMID:24462995

Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; Sowinski, Carla; LeFevre, Jo-Anne

2014-05-01

403

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.

404

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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Can Professional Development for Teachers Enhance Language and Literacy Environments for Preschoolers? Evaluation Science Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Evaluation Science Briefs" summarize the findings and implications of a recent study evaluating the effects of an early childhood program or environment. This Brief evaluates the study, "Building Support for Language and Literacy in Preschool Classrooms through In-Service Professional Development: Effects of the Literacy Environment Enrichment…

National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation, 2009

2009-01-01

406

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beers, Elizabeth A.

407

An Ecobehavioral analysis of teacher and classroom factors influencing preschoolers' literacy engagement  

E-print Network

increase children's literacy engagement. Participants of this study were selected from preschool classrooms that participated in an Early Reading First (ERF) program serving low-income children in a Midwestern urban area.Two out of the nine classrooms were...

Lee, Younwoo

2012-05-31

408

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

409

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

410

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Prins, Esther; Schafft, Kai A.

2009-01-01

411

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

412

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined mother-child book reading of immigrant, low-income Latino families in family literacy programs. A total of 92 Latino children (4 to 5 years old) and their mothers were observed reading a book together. The affective quality of mother-child behaviors and the type of maternal talk occurred during book reading were coded. During…

Jung, Youngok

2009-01-01

413

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moe, Alden J.; And Others

414

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

415

West Georgia Regional 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 West Georgia Regional Library conducted a project from October 1992 until September 1993 that involved collection development and providing tutoring services to adult learners in a…

Willis, Roni L.

416

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 solving…

Hollenbeck, Kevin; Timmeney, Bridget

2009-01-01

417

Application of the Test of Scientific Literacy Skills in the Assessment of a General Education Natural Science Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The peer-reviewed and psychometrically validated Test of Scientific Literacy Skills developed by Gormally et al. was used to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a general education natural science program. By comparing the scores of students who had already taken at least one course in this area with the scores of those who had not, and by…

Waldo, Jennifer Turner

2014-01-01

418

Is Early Literacy Intervention Effective for English Language Learners? Evidence from Reading Recovery  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literacy achievement of 25,601 first-grade students who received Reading Recovery tutoring services, from school year 1992-93 to 1997-98, is examined in order to evaluate the performance of children in this group who were English language learners. The children in the Reading Recovery Group were compared with a Random Sample Group of 18,363 first graders drawn from the classroom population

Jane Ashdown

419

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elvira I. Zuazo-Legido

2008-01-01

420

Supporting the Initiation and Early Development of Evidence-Based Grade-Level Collaboration in Urban Elementary Schools: Key Roles and Strategies of Principals and Literacy Coordinators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports findings from a 3-year longitudinal qualitative case study conducted in three urban elementary schools that examined the ways in which local leadership supported the initiation and early development of evidence-based grade-level collaboration as a mechanism for improving student literacy learning. Findings suggest eight key…

Cosner, Shelby

2011-01-01

421

Taking a "Simple View" of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills as a Predictor of Multiple Measures of Third-Grade Reading Comprehension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the validity evidence of first-grade Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) scores for predicting third-grade reading comprehension scores. We used the "simple view" of reading as the theoretical foundation for examining the extent to which DIBELS subtest scores predict…

Munger, Kristen A.; Blachman, Benita A.

2013-01-01

422

76 FR 13143 - Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Program; Office of Elementary and Secondary...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of universal design for learning to support children and youth with diverse learning needs, including disadvantaged...classroom, school, and early learning program environments that...development and maintenance of a motivation to read and write,...

2011-03-10

423

Think Scientifically: The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory's Elementary Science Literacy Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The pressure to focus on math and reading at the elementary level has increased in recent years. As a result, science education has taken a back seat in elementary classrooms. The Think Scientifically book series provides a way for science to easily integrate with existing math and reading curriculum. This story-based science literature program integrates a classic storybook format with solar science concepts, to make an educational product that meets state literacy standards. Each story is accompanied by hands-on labs and activities that teachers can easily conduct in their classrooms with minimal training and materials, as well as math and language arts extensions. These books are being distributed through teacher workshops and conferences, and are available free at http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/epo/educators/thinkscientifically.php.

Van Norden, Wendy M.

2013-07-01

424

Relationship between Emergent Literacy and Early Social-Emotional Development in Preschool Children from Low-Income Backgrounds  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixty-one preschool children and their parents and teachers participated in a cross-sectional study of the social-emotional correlates of emergent literacy skills. The children's emergent literacy skills were assessed with the standard language and literacy tests: "Expressive Vocabulary Test, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test" (third…

Tan, Minghua; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer

2013-01-01

425

Development of emergent literacy and early reading skills in preschool children: Evidence from a latent-variable longitudinal study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although research has identified oral language, print knowledge, and phonological sensitivity as important emergent literacy skills for the development of reading, few studies have examined the relations between these aspects of emergent literacy or between these skills during preschool and during later reading. This study examined the joint and unique predictive significance of emergent literacy skills for both later emergent

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

2000-01-01

426

Contributions of the Emergent Literacy Environment to Literacy Outcomes for Young Children Who Are Deaf  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Specific characteristics of early literacy environments support hearing children's emergent literacy. The researchers investigated these characteristics' role in emergent literacy in young deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children, using the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO; M. W. Smith, Dickinson, Sangeorge, &…

Easterbrooks, Susan R.; Lederberg, Amy R.; Connor, Carol M.

2010-01-01

427

Exploring environmental literacy in low-literate communities of Pakistan: A descriptive study to recommend strategies for planning environmental education programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The widely accepted definition of environmental education as stated by The Tbilisi Declaration of 1978 focuses on developing an environmentally literate citizenry which is capable of working "...individually and collectively toward solutions of current [environmental] problems and the prevention of new ones". The two basic tenets of environmental literacy are further defined in this study as the ability to understand environmental problems and the ability to address those environmental problems in a responsible manner. Acquisition of knowledge has also been considered an important element when developing environmental literacy programs. However, a large sector of the world population is non- or low-literate and communication is through channels other than the written word. The challenge for environmental educators is to reach the low-literate learners who have not had many opportunities to participate in formal education activities through established institutions. The purpose of this study was to describe levels of environmental literacy in communities with varying levels of formal literacy in two cities, Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan to determine the role formal literacy plays in enhancing environmental literacy and decision making in relation to age, sex, location, number of years spent in formal education, and the socio-economic status (SES) of adult learners. Based on the outcomes, recommendations were made for designing effective programs to ensure involvement of low-literate communities in established decision-making processes through relevant program planning. This study suggested strategies to program planners and environmental educators for designing programs that reach low-literate communities, highlight local environmental concerns, and empower these communities in addressing local environmental issues. A purposive sample was identified from the constituencies of five non-governmental organizations in Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan. Two instruments, one to measure levels of formal literacy, and the other to assess environmental literacy of the participants at the nominal, functional, and operational levels, were developed for this study. Negligible correlations were found between environmental literacy and the demographic or "external" variables of age, sex, location, number of years participants had spent in formal education institutions, socio-economic status, and formal literacy. However, some low and moderate positive correlations were found between formal literacy and age, sex, location, number of years participants had spent in formal education institutions, and socio-economic status of the participants. No correlations were found between environmental literacy and formal literacy indicating that the ability to read and write did not relate to environmental literacy or awareness in the participants.

Daudi, Sabiha Shafique

2000-10-01

428

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

429

Evaluation of the Early Alert Program, Spring 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report evaluates the Early Alert program at Cuesta College (California). The report is divided into four main sections: services accessed, accessibility, actions taken as a result of receiving an Early Alert letter, and timing and utility of the Early Alert program. These are followed by the demography of the respondents, a brief background…

Cartnal, Ryan; Hagen, Peter F.

430

A School Administrator's Guide to Early Childhood Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide presents information elementary school administrators need to develop and maintain good early childhood education programs for 4- and 5-year-olds. It also presents the curriculum principles that are relevant to both early childhood programs and the elementary grades. The guide will help principals and administrators recognize good early

Schweinhart, Lawrence J.

431

Assessing Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Intervention Programs. Overview and Applicaton to the Starting Early Starting Smart Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Agency and program administrators and decisionmakers responsible for implementing early childhood intervention programs are becoming more interested in quantifying the costs and benefits of such programs. Part of the reason for this is that foundations an...

L. A. Karoly, M. R. Kilburn, J. H. Bigelow, J. P. Caulkins, J. S. Cannon

2001-01-01

432

Fathers' and Young Children's Literacy Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Saracho, Olivia N.

2008-01-01

433

Climate Literacy Initiatives as part of the TXESS (TeXas Earth and Space Science) Revolution Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For four years the National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored TeXas Earth and Space Science (TXESS) Revolution professional development program has helped teachers build a solid foundation in the geosciences through guided inquiry activities and lectures delivered by science experts. The professional development program comprises eight professional development academies and two summer institutes. Climate literacy has been a cross-cutting theme throughout the series of academies and institutes. Although we present a special emphasis on climate literacy in the 7th academy on Climate Change, the 8th academy on Humans at the Helm and the 2nd summer institute module on climate mitigation technology, activities related to climate literacy are woven into each academy. Examples of climate as a cross-cutting theme include a module on water and drought, including research on climate change through the analysis of deep-sea cores, and the effects on the Mayan population. Our distinguished lecturers bring in climate literacy as part of their presentations and programs: our Poking Holes into the Planet and Team Science professional development academy included two distinguished lecturers who brought current research results and educational materials from the ANDRILL (Antarctic Geological Drilling) program and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. Our Earth as a Habitable Planet professional development academy featured an activity on corals that used data to explore how higher than normal sea surface temperatures contribute to coral bleaching events. TXESS Revolution also works with our teachers to link them with other opportunities aligned with our professional development goals. With our assistance, one of our TXESS Revolution teachers sailed as part of the science team on Integrated Ocean Drilling Program expedition 317 to investigate sea level fluctuations in the Canterbury Basin offshore New Zealand, creating various resources (e.g., podcasts, blogs) to multiply the impact of her experience. TXESS Revolution teachers are also involved in two curriculum development projects led by TERC on Change Over Time (emphasis on the cryosphere) and Earth System Science: The Key to Climate Literacy with funding from NSF and NASA, respectively. With efforts such as these, the project is bringing improved climate literacy to 170 teachers from rural, suburban, and urban schools across Texas. These teachers reach a geographically, economically and ethnically diverse group of about 17,000 K-12 students of which 67% are minorities, a result that compares favorably with the demographics of the Texas school age population, currently 65.3 % minority.

Olson, H. C.; Ellins, K. K.; Snow, E.; Bryant, S. L.; Olson, J. E.; Castillo Comer, C. A.; Willis, M.; Odell, M.; Stocks, E.

2010-12-01

434

Facilitating Preschool Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection, with contributors from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, addresses three important themes in the literacy learning of preschool children: children are active constructors of their own learning; families provide invaluable support in the early literacy learning of children; and preschool settings should reflect…

Campbell, Robin, Ed.

435

Families as Educators: Supporting Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Families are children's first educators and play a critical role in young children's literacy development. Young children's success as readers is related to their early literacy experiences in the home. Family literacy practices determine young children's literacy skills prior to formal instruction. However, families may not be aware of best…

Hill-Clark, Kantaylieniere Y.

2005-01-01

436

Courses: Education: Reading and Language (EDRL) Page 299Sonoma State University 2012-2013 Catalog EDRL 525 LEaDERship anD poLicy in LitERacy pRogRams (3)  

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EDRL 525 LEaDERship anD poLicy in LitERacy pRogRams (3) An investigation of decision making literacy instruction and intervention for diverse populations. Selected procedures are used with struggling readers to identify their reading and writing strengths and needs. Topics include the role of the literacy

Ravikumar, B.

437

Page 298 Courses: Education: Reading and Language (EDRL) Sonoma State University 2011-2012 Catalog edrl 525 leAderShip And pOliCy in literACy prOGrAMS (3)  

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edrl 525 leAderShip And pOliCy in literACy prOGrAMS (3) An investigation of decision making and procedures to inform literacy instruction and intervention for diverse populations. Selected procedures the role of the literacy environment in evaluation results, methods of reporting progress to students

Ravikumar, B.

438

Courses: Education: Reading and Language (EDRL) Page 307Sonoma State University 2013-2014 Catalog edrL 525 LeAderSHip And poLiCy in LiterACy progrAMS (3)  

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edrL 525 LeAderSHip And poLiCy in LiterACy progrAMS (3) An investigation of decision literacy instruction and intervention for diverse populations. Selected procedures are used with struggling readers to identify their reading and writing strengths and needs. Topics include the role of the literacy

Ravikumar, B.

439

Early Childhood Programs in Other Nations: Goals and Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

United States interest in the potential early childhood programs have for improving outcomes for children is shared by policymakers and researchers in many other nations. Throughout the world, enrollments in preschool and child care programs are rising. This article reviews international research documenting how participation in early childhood programs influenced children's later development and success in school. Studies conducted in

Sarane Spence Boocock

1995-01-01

440

A quasi-experimental study on the effects of the OpenBook to Literacy Program on fourth-grade students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the OpenBook to Literacy Program when used as a supplement to teacher-directed instruction. A pretest-posttest, quasi-experimental design was used to determine the reading comprehension gains of 4th-grade students over the course of fifteen weeks. The study investigated four research questions: (a) does the OpenBook Literacy program lead to significant

Bobbie Jean Williams

2005-01-01

441

Investigating academic performance between Hispanic pre-kindergarten students enrolled and not enrolled in a structured literacy program in selected elementary schools  

E-print Network

INVESTIGATING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE BETWEEN HISPANIC PRE-KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS ENROLLED AND NOT ENROLLED IN A STRUCTURED LITERACY PROGRAM IN SELECTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS A Dissertation by VERONICA F. GUERRA Submitted... HISPANIC PRE-KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS ENROLLED AND NOT ENROLLED IN A STRUCTURED LITERACY PROGRAM IN SELECTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS A Dissertation by VERONICA F. GUERRA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial...

Guerra, Veronica Fanelle

2009-05-15

442

Using Physical Activity to Teach Academic Content: A Study of the Effects on Literacy in Head Start Preschoolers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The potential impact of increased physical activity on early literacy skills in preschool children has not been sufficiently explored. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 6 month, low cost, teacher-directed, academic program that delivered existing literacy lessons using physical activity in Head Start…

Kirk, Stacie M.; Vizcarra, Coleman R.; Looney, Erin C.; Kirk, Erik P.

2014-01-01

443

34 CFR 303.210 - Coordination with Head Start and Early Head Start, early education, and child care programs.  

...Head Start, early education, and child care programs. 303.210 Section 303...Head Start, early education, and child care programs. (a) Each application...as amended), early education and child care programs, and services under this...

2014-07-01

444

Father Involvement in Early Head Start Programs: A Practitioners Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of all Early Head Start programs funded from 1995-1998 was conducted during the winter of 1999-2000 to determine involvement of fathers in the programs and program outreach to involve fathers. Program representatives from 261 programs completed the survey on the World Wide Web or by mail, for a 62.5 percent response rate. Findings…

Raikes, Helen; Boller, Kimberly; vanKammen, Welmoet; Summers, JeanAnn; Raikes, Abbie; Laible, Debbie; Wilcox, Brian; Ontai, Lenna; Christensen, Lanette

445

Naming Our World, Claiming Our Knowledge: Research-in-Practice in Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Throughout its history, adult literacy education has been defined, researched, and controlled by external entities. Action research is now enabling literacy practitioners and learners to gain a voice through production of their own knowledge. The applicability, benefits, and inherent risks of practitioner action research are discussed. Contains 53…

Quigley, B. Allan

1999-01-01

446

Formal and Informal Structures for Collaboration on a Campus-Wide Information Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information literacy initiatives provide a vehicle for academic librarians to become agents of positive change. A campus-wide Information Literacy Initiative can improve teaching and learning, and further the mission of the institution. The Instruction Librarian may travel across literal and figurative boundaries. Librarians charged with designing…

Shane, Jordana M. Y.

2004-01-01

447

Agriculture and the Future. National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of an evaluation report and a curriculum guide from a National Workplace Literacy project designed to demonstrate the process and effects of literacy classes held in work environments through the Yakima Valley (Washington) Opportunities Industrialization Center. The report notes the following results: (1) of 1,976 workers…

Yakima Valley Opportunities Industrialization Center, WA.

448

Integrating the Digital Literacies into an After-School Program: A Structural Analysis of Teachers' Lessons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The structure of lessons where teachers integrated the digital literacies is examined here. Twelve graduate teachers participating in an after-school practica were observed over a six-week period. This manuscript identifies the structure of their lessons and describes the kinds of digital literacies children learned when completing them. Teachers…

Gormley, Kathleen; McDermott, Peter

2013-01-01

449

Cultural Context and the Classroom Literacy Program: The Power of Children's Storymaking.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to investigate how literature and literacy could merge, what effect immersion in a particular type of literature had on the writing and oral stories the children were producing, and what effect spontaneous talk and storymaking had on the classroom literacy process. Each day for 8 weeks, 10 fifth-grade students met…

Mikkelsen, Nina

450

Information Literacy Program Development for ESL Classes in a Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At Pima Community College's Downtown Campus, the ESL lead faculty, library intern and librarian collaborated to create a comprehensive, progressive information literacy curriculum, based upon principles and best practices in both Second Language Acquisition Theory and the Information Literacy Competency Standards for a suite of ESL courses. The…

Pracha, Christina; Stout, Mary; Jurkowitz, Lisa

2005-01-01

451

Page 120 Education: Literacy, Elementary, and Early Education (LEEE) Sonoma State University 2011-2012 Catalog Department Office  

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school districts provide the class- rooms for field experiences and student teaching. Collaboration for teaching in elementary classrooms and early childhood settings. Multiple Subject Credential Program and the public schools. The Multiple Subject Program prepares candi- dates to provide instruction for English

Ravikumar, B.

452

The Balanced Literacy Diet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes professional development program in Ontario school district to improve student reading and writing skills. Program used food-pyramid concepts to help teacher learn to provide a balanced and flexible approach to literacy instruction based on student needs. (PKP)

Willows, Dale

2002-01-01

453

Mediators of the relationship between media literacy and body dissatisfaction in early adolescent girls: implications for prevention.  

PubMed

This study examined in young adolescent girls the fit of a theoretical model of the contribution of media literacy to body dissatisfaction via the mediating influences of internalisation of media ideals and appearance comparisons. Female Grade 7 students (N=469) completed self-report assessments of media literacy, internalisation, appearance comparisons, body dissatisfaction, and media exposure. Strong, significant inverse associations between media literacy and body dissatisfaction, internalisation, and appearance comparisons were observed. Path analysis revealed that a slightly modified revision of the model provided a good fit to the data. Specifically, body dissatisfaction was influenced directly by appearance comparisons, internalisation, and body mass index, and indirectly by media literacy and media exposure. Indirect pathways were mediated by appearance comparisons and internalisation. Thus, a relationship between media literacy and eating disorder risk factors was observed. Findings may explain positive outcomes of media literacy interventions in eating disorder prevention. PMID:23465878

McLean, Siân A; Paxton, Susan J; Wertheim, Eleanor H

2013-06-01

454

Effects of Training on Early Childhood Special Education Paraeducators' Use of Early Literacy Strategies During Book Reading  

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reading strategies. Participants included early childhood special education paraeducators and preschoolers. The intervention consisted of computer-based instruction on shared book reading and performance feedback by e-mail. Videotaped book reading sessions...

Snyder, Cheryl K.

2013-05-31

455

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To demonstrate that early childhood speech sound disorders (SSD) and later school-age reading, written expression, and spelling skills are influenced by shared endophenotypes that may be in part genetic. Method: Children with SSD and their siblings were assessed at early childhood (ages 4-6 years) and followed at school age (7-12 years).…

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

2011-01-01

456

Digital Teachers Reshaping Literacy Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When the National Reading Panel ([NRP] 2000) released its report challenging school districts to re-inspect then realign literacy programs according to "best practices," a digital literacy explosion was occurring--forever reshaping the literacy experiences students were having outside of school. Teachers began infusing curricular standards with…

Ryan, Tammy

2012-01-01

457

Re-thinking Adult Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to examine the literature on literacy and adult basic education and to identify various issues, trends, problems, possible solutions, and basic principles that might guide programs and policies in adult literacy and basic education in Canada. More than 120 documents were examined, raising such issues as what is literacy and…

Draper, James A.

458

Early Childhood Education: The Promise, The Challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

The benefits of high quality early childhood programs have been documented. Good programs engage students in developmentally appropriate practices that include pre-literacy, pre-numeracy activities, language, social and physical development in these preschool programs. Studies have shown that literacy skills such as letter-name recognition, phonological and print awareness affect the reading achievement of children. However, in the rush to provide these

Joanne Sadler

459

Information Literacy, "New" Literacies, and Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literacy was once thought to be well understood and well defined. However, it has been argued that the digital world has disrupted previous notions of literacy, supplanting them with "new" forms of literacies--first in various new literacy studies and now in the library and information science (LIS) scholarship as it applies to information…

Buschman, John

2009-01-01

460

Cook It Up! A community-based cooking program for at-risk youth: overview of a food literacy intervention  

PubMed Central

Background In Canada, there are limited occasions for youth, and especially at-risk youth, to participate in cooking programs. The paucity of these programs creates an opportunity for youth-focused cooking programs to be developed, implemented, and evaluated with the goal of providing invaluable life skills and food literacy to this potentially vulnerable group. Thus, an 18-month community-based cooking program for at-risk youth was planned and implemented to improve the development and progression of cooking skills and food literacy. Findings This paper provides an overview of the rationale for and implementation of a cooking skills intervention for at-risk youth. The manuscript provides information about the process of planning and implementing the intervention as well as the evaluation plan. Results of the intervention will be presented elsewhere. Objectives of the intervention included the provision of applied food literacy and cooking skills education taught by local chefs and a Registered Dietitian, and augmented with fieldtrips to community farms to foster an appreciation and understanding of food, from 'gate to plate'. Eight at-risk youth (five girls and three boys, mean age = 14.6) completed the intervention as of November 2010. Pre-test cooking skills assessments were completed for all participants and post-test cooking skills assessments were completed for five of eight participants. Post intervention, five of eight participants completed in-depth interviews about their experience. Discussion The Cook It Up! program can provide an effective template for other agencies and researchers to utilize for enhancing existing programs or to create new applied cooking programs for relevant vulnerable populations. There is also a continued need for applied research in this area to reverse the erosion of cooking skills in Canadian society. PMID:22085523

2011-01-01

461

The effects of CD-ROM storybook reading on Israeli children’s early literacy as a function of age group and repeated reading  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of reading a CD-ROM storybook on children’s early literacy were examined as a function of their age group and\\u000a the number of times they used the software. The investigation was carried out on 214 children: 108 pre-kindergarten children\\u000a (aged 4:2 to 5:3) and 106 kindergarten children (aged 5:3–6:4). This population included 107 girls and 107 boys. The children

Ofra Korat

2009-01-01

462

Literacy Tutoring Handbook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book investigates the depth of the illiteracy problem in the United States and the rationale and administration of a literacy-learning program. Based on some of the latest reading research, the authors provide a comprehensive up-to-date look at literacy tutoring. Following an introduction to the illiteracy problem, the book focuses on…

Siljander, Raymond P.; Reina, Jacqueline A.; Siljander, Roger A.

2005-01-01

463

Early Head Start Relationships: Association with Program Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research Findings: Interpersonal relationships among staff caregivers, parents, and children have been recommended as essential aspects of early childhood intervention. This study explored the associations of these relationships with program outcomes for children and parents in 3 Early Head Start programs. A total of 71 children (8-35 months,…

Elicker, James; Wen, Xiaoli; Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Sprague, Jill B.

2013-01-01

464

Early Childhood Teachers' Preparation and the Quality of Program Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The issue of the preparation of effective teachers becomes more critical for teachers of early childhood programs. It has been hypothesized that better program quality depends on better-educated teachers. The purpose of this investigation was to explore the importance of a high level of education for all early childhood education teachers. This…

Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard

2007-01-01

465

From Philosophy to Practice in Inclusive Early Childhood Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how early childhood programs can blend developmentally appropriate practices with early childhood special education recommended practices. The elements of an inclusive program and the guidelines to developmentally appropriate practice are explained, and strategies for implementing both practices within the same setting are described. (CR)

Udell, Tom; Peters, Joyce; Templeman, Torry Piazza

1998-01-01

466

UMBC Department of Education Early Childhood Education Personnel Preparation Program  

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UMBC Department of Education Early Childhood Education Personnel Preparation Program Procedures into the program, all applicants must be interviewed by an Early Childhood faculty member (or designee) who if you bring an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) and any other pertinent materials. 3) PRAXIS I TEST

Adali, Tulay

467

Helping Families Develop Emergent Literacy Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using interviews and videotaped observations, this study examined family contributions to their 5-year-olds' literacy development in a 5-month family literacy program developed by their children's teachers. Results suggested that children's literacy can be developed through everyday family experiences and that the richest resource for literacy

Saracho, Olivia N.

1999-01-01

468

Health Sciences Information Tools 2000: a cooperative health sciences library/public school information literacy program for medical assistant students.  

PubMed Central

Educating diverse groups in how to access, use, and evaluate information available through information technologies is emerging as an essential responsibility for health sciences librarians in today's complex health care system. One group requiring immediate attention is medical assistants. Projections indicate that medical assistant careers will be among the fastest growing occupations in the twenty-first century. The expanding use and importance of information in all health care settings requires that this workforce be well versed in information literacy skills. But, for public school vocational education staff charged with educating entry level workers to meet this specialized demand, the expense of hiring qualified professionals and acquiring the sophisticated technology necessary to teach such skills poses a dilemma. Health Sciences Information Tools 2000, a cooperative work-study information literacy program jointly formulated by the Wayne State University's Shiffman Medical Library and the Detroit Public Schools' Crockett Career and Technical Center, demonstrates that cooperation between the health sciences library and the public school is a mutually beneficial and constructive solution. This article describes the background, goals, curriculum, personnel, costs, and evaluation methods of Tools 2000. The Shiffman-Crockett information literacy program, adaptable to a variety of library settings, is an innovative means of preparing well-trained high school vocational education students for beginning level medical assistant positions as well as further education in the health care field. PMID:9803297

Spang, L; Marks, E; Adams, N

1998-01-01

469

Health Sciences Information Tools 2000: a cooperative health sciences library/public school information literacy program for medical assistant students.  

PubMed

Educating diverse groups in how to access, use, and evaluate information available through information technologies is emerging as an essential responsibility for health sciences librarians in today's complex health care system. One group requiring immediate attention is medical assistants. Projections indicate that medical assistant careers will be among the fastest growing occupations in the twenty-first century. The expanding use and importance of information in all health care settings requires that this workforce be well versed in information literacy skills. But, for public school vocational education staff charged with educating entry level workers to meet this specialized demand, the expense of hiring qualified professionals and acquiring the sophisticated technology necessary to teach such skills poses a dilemma. Health Sciences Information Tools 2000, a cooperative work-study information literacy program jointly formulated by the Wayne State University's Shiffman Medical Library and the Detroit Public Schools' Crockett Career and Technical Center, demonstrates that cooperation between the health sciences library and the public school is a mutually beneficial and constructive solution. This article describes the background, goals, curriculum, personnel, costs, and evaluation methods of Tools 2000. The Shiffman-Crockett information literacy program, adaptable to a variety of library settings, is an innovative means of preparing well-trained high school vocational education students for beginning level medical assistant positions as well as further education in the health care field. PMID:9803297

Spang, L; Marks, E; Adams, N

1998-10-01

470

Effective Early Literacy Skill Development for Young Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners: An Experimental Study of Two Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

471

Using Internet Delivered Video Cases, To Support Pre-Service Teachers' Understanding of Effective Early Literacy Instruction: An Exploratory Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the effects of using CTELL (Case Technologies Enhancing Literacy Learning) cases on preservice teachers' learning. Describes CTELL as cases delivered via the Internet that incorporate a multimedia interface based on a cognitive apprenticeship model to promote literacy instruction; and compares traditional instruction, traditional plus…

Schrader, P. G.; Leu, Donald J., Jr.; Kinzer, Charles K.; Ataya, Rosemarie; Teale, William H.; Labbo, Linda D.; Cammack, Dana

2003-01-01

472

Health Literacy  

MedlinePLUS

... 10 American adults have some problems with health literacy. Health literacy is the ability to get the health information ... about your health and medical care. Low health literacy can harm your health. It can affect your ...

473

A National Road Map to a Climate Literate Society: Advancing Climate Literacy by Coordinating Federal Climate Change Educational Programs (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the 21st century, climate scientists expect Earth's temperature to continue increasing, very likely more than it did during the 20th century. Two anticipated results are rising global sea level and increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves, droughts, and floods. [IPCC 2007, USGCRP 2009] These changes will affect almost every aspect of human society, including economic prosperity, human and environmental health, and national security. Climate change will bring economic and environmental challenges as well as opportunities, and citizens who have an understanding of climate science will be better prepared to respond to both. Society needs citizens who understand the climate system and know how to apply that knowledge in their careers and in their engagement as active members of their communities. Climate change will continue to be a significant element of public discourse. Understanding the essential principles of climate science will enable all people to assess news stories and contribute to their everyday conversations as informed citizens. Key to our nations response to climate change will be a Climate Literate society that understands their influence on climate and climate’s influence on them and society. In order to ensure the nation increases its literacy, the Climate Literacy: Essential Principles of Climate Science document has been endorsed by the 13 Federal agencies that make up the US Global Change Research Program (http://globalchange.gov/resources/educators/climate-literacy) and twenty-four other science and educational institutions. This session will explore the coordinated efforts by the federal agencies and partner organizations to ensure a climate literate society. "Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences: A Guide for Individuals and Communities" produced by the U.S. Global Change Research Program in March 2009

Niepold, F.; Karsten, J. L.

2009-12-01

474

Early Head Start Research: Pathways to Quality and Full Implementation in Early Head Start Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a multi-faceted effort, the National Early Head Start Research and Evaluation project examined the nature and extent of implementation in key program areas and the quality of crucial child development services in 17 research programs funded early in the initiative. Implementation data were collected through three rounds of site visits,…

Kisker, Ellen Eliason; Paulsell, Diane; Love, John M.; Raikes, Helen

475

Data Collection and System Monitoring in Early Childhood Programs. Early Childhood Family Policy Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifying the growing interest in early childhood programs and services, this paper offers practical guidelines for collecting accurate and useful information about early childhood services in a particular country or region, focusing on data collection and system monitoring. The paper discusses how programs develop out of policy decisions and…

Olmsted, Patricia P.

476

Early Childhood Guided Tour: Promoting Language and Literacy Among Young Students with Developmental Disabilities in Early Childhood Classrooms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology, Media and Materials has made a guided tour through two Early Childhood (age 3 to 7) classes available via the Web. The classes, in Brockton, Massachussetts, and Wade County, North Carolina, exemplify: "engineering the classroom environment to optimize access to learning; modifying instructional strategies, materials, and tools to meet individual needs; integrating the curriculum through theme-based learning; and embedding assessment in all classroom activities." The site provides a "bus tour" through free choice, circle time, small group activities, and story time, complete with text, photos, and Quicktime videos, to show users how these classes achieve their goals, while at the same time vividly demonstrating the challenges of providing Early Childhood Special Education.

Merkell, Susan.; Smith, Barbara.

477

Writing in Early Childhood Classrooms: Guidance for Best Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing is a critical emergent literacy skill that lays the foundation for children's later literacy skills and reading achievement. Recent work indicates that many early childhood programs offer children materials and tools for engaging in writing activities but teachers rarely are seen modeling writing for children or scaffolding children's…

Gerde, Hope K.; Bingham, Gary E.; Wasik, Barbara A.

2012-01-01

478

PM Program Prevents Early AM Repairs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how to initiate a preventive maintenance (PM) program: (1) make inventory of equipment that needs a PM program; (2) gather data about each piece of equipment; and (3) set maintenance goals. (Author/PG)

McRae, David

1974-01-01

479

Universal Design for Learning: Cognitive Theory into Practice for Facilitating Comprehension in Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addressing the unique needs of children of all ages and abilities, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is gaining momentum in schools and preschools around the nation and the globe. This article explores Universal Design for Learning and its promising applications to a variety of reading and language arts experiences in the Early Childhood…

Brand, Susan Trostle; Dalton, Elizabeth M.

2012-01-01

480

One Child, Many Worlds: Early Learning in Multicultural Communities. Language and Literacy Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By drawing on the experiences of children aged 3 to 8 attending schools in Britain, Germany, Iceland, Australia, and the United States, 11 case studies of young children provide insight into what it means for children to enter a new language and culture in school. The case studies are: "Learning through Difference: Cultural Practices in Early

Gregory, Eve, Ed.

481

Technology and Early Braille Literacy: Using the Mountbat­ ten Pro Brailler in Primary-grade Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the Early Braille Readers Project, which pro­ vided a Mountbatten Pro Brailler and peripheral equipment to 20 kindergarteners, first-, and second graders in Texas. The project included training and support in the form of site visits and teacher training for both teachers of students with vi­ sual impairments and classroom teachers, group workshops, and an electronic discussion

Holly L. Cooper; Sharon K. Nichols

482

The Early Grade Reading Assessment: Applications and Interventions to Improve Basic Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book highlights the experience of Liberia in both assessing and improving reading in primary schools. As a result of an Early Grade Reading Assessment, the Ministry of Education and partners, including the United States Agency for International Development, came together to identify and develop strategies for improving reading in schools.…

Gove, Amber, Ed.; Wetterberg, Anna, Ed.

2011-01-01

483

Developing Content Collections: The Library Catalog as an Early Literacy Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It seems, at times, that a frantic race persists to ensure that a child, in the crucial learning stages of early elementary education, acquires the appropriate reading level before he or she "gets behind." Though there are obvious issues with branding a book "Grade Level One" or "Reading Level 2.2," it is nevertheless helpful for a library to…

Meyer, Jeffrey

2009-01-01

484

Children's Early Literacy Growth in Relation to Classmates' Self-Regulation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classmates' academic skill level (peer effects) is emerging as an important predictor of individual student achievement, particularly in the early grades. However, less is known about the influence of peer effects with regard to classmates' self-regulation skills and whether they are associated with students' academic gains. Examining this is the…

Skibbe, Lori E.; Phillips, Beth M.; Day, Stephanie L.; Brophy-Herb, Holly E.; Connor, Carol M.

2012-01-01

485

The language of Webkinz: Early childhood literacy in an online virtual world  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years there has been an explosion of virtual worlds intended for early childhood populations; however, because the majority of research on games and such worlds has focused on adults and adolescents, we know very little about these spaces. This article attempts to address this gap by providing a qualitative content analysis of the affordances that Webkinz World an

Rebecca W. Black

486

Early Childhood Curriculum Reform in China: Perspectives from Examining Teachers' Beliefs and Practices in Chinese Literacy Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two waves of reform have been conducted in China since the 1980s to transform its early childhood curriculum into a Western-style, progressive model. Western curricula and programs such as the Montessori method, the project approach, the Reggio Emilia method, and the high/scope method have been imported and adopted all over the country. But the…

Li, Hui; Wang, X. Christine; Wong, Jessie Ming Sin

2011-01-01

487

Choosing Furniture for an Early Childhood Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides guidelines for selecting furniture for early childhood settings. Discusses the role of taste, curriculum and space, quality and safety, and budget in making purchasing decisions. Delineates appropriate seat height and table height for children of different ages. (KB)

Meservey, Lynne

2000-01-01

488

101 Ways To Build Enrollment in Your Early Childhood Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written for administrators of early childhood program centers, this book offers tips on how to increase enrollment. The book offers suggestions rather than a theoretical overview or a comprehensive marketing strategy. Suggestions offered include: (1) Offer a quality program; (2) be aware of your target market; (3) make your program unique; (4)…

Montanari, Ellen Orton

489

Literacy Learning of At-Risk First-Grade Students in the Reading Recovery Early Intervention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effectiveness and efficiency of the Reading Recovery early intervention. At-risk 1st-grade students were randomly assigned to receive the intervention during the 1st or 2nd half of the school year. High-average and low-average students from the same classrooms provided additional comparisons. Thirty-seven teachers from across the United States used a Web-based system to register participants (n =

Robert M. Schwartz

2005-01-01

490

University Students as Literacy Tutors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two literacy programs based at the State University of New York, College at Brockport (SUNY-Brockport) universities have achieved some success, but both programs have changed, for various reasons. University students have much to gain from their involvement in literacy programs, including the satisfaction of helping others, the opportunity to…

Smith, Arthur E.

491

Hand in Hand: Media Literacy and Internet Safety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Internet safety cannot be effectively taught without also teaching media literacy. The two go hand in hand, and both are necessary, but neither is sufficient. To understand why, it is important to first appreciate what the real risks to children are. Many of the early Internet safety programs were based on a fear of predators. Predators turned out…

Gallagher, Frank

2011-01-01

492

Literacy Coaching as a Component of Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current debates concerning effective professional development for teachers of early reading have focused on the potential benefits of a literacy coach in providing sustained support and guidance for teachers' learning from a professional development program. In this study, we compare the response of first-grade teachers to a model of professional…

Carlisle, Joanne F.; Berebitsky, Dan

2011-01-01

493

Enhancing early child care quality and learning for toddlers at risk: the responsive early childhood program.  

PubMed

Despite reports of positive effects of high-quality child care, few experimental studies have examined the process of improving low-quality center-based care for toddler-age children. In this article, we report intervention effects on child care teachers' behaviors and children's social, emotional, behavioral, early literacy, language, and math outcomes as well as the teacher-child relationship. The intervention targeted the use of a set of responsive teacher practices, derived from attachment and sociocultural theories, and a comprehensive curriculum. Sixty-five childcare classrooms serving low-income 2- and 3-year-old children were randomized into 3 conditions: business-as-usual control, Responsive Early Childhood Curriculum (RECC), and RECC plus explicit social-emotional classroom activities (RECC+). Classroom observations showed greater gains for RECC and RECC+ teachers' responsive practices including helping children manage their behavior, establishing a predictable schedule, and use of cognitively stimulating activities (e.g., shared book reading) compared with controls; however, teacher behaviors did not differ for focal areas such as sensitivity and positive discipline supports. Child assessments demonstrated that children in the interventions outperformed controls in areas of social and emotional development, although children's performance in control and intervention groups was similar for cognitive skills (language, literacy, and math). Results support the positive impact of responsive teachers and environments providing appropriate support for toddlers' social and emotional development. Possible explanations for the absence of systematic differences in children's cognitive skills are considered, including implications for practice and future research targeting low-income toddlers. PMID:23772822

Landry, Susan H; Zucker, Tricia A; Taylor, Heather B; Swank, Paul R; Williams, Jeffrey M; Assel, Michael; Crawford, April; Huang, Weihua; Clancy-Menchetti, Jeanine; Lonigan, Christopher J; Phillips, Beth M; Eisenberg, Nancy; Spinrad, Tracy L; de Villiers, Jill; de Villiers, Peter; Barnes, Marcia; Starkey, Prentice; Klein, Alice

2014-02-01

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Family Involvement and Educator Outreach in Head Start: Nature, Extent, and Contributions to Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Head Start program endeavors to provide preschoolers with high-quality learning opportunities, in part through fostering family involvement. This exploratory study addressed the paucity of empirical research regarding the nature of educator outreach and family involvement in Head Start and their contributions to children's development of the…

Hindman, Annemarie H.; Morrison, Frederick J.

2011-01-01

495

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preschool classrooms generate a host of data that can be used to inform program improvement. This article suggests ways to document child-level data and mentoring protocols in a way that makes the information usable to teachers and can positively influence child outcomes.

Zoll, Susan M.

2011-01-01

496

An Anaylsis of Pretest and Post Test Scores of Head Start African American, Hispanic American and European American Students Engaged in an Intensive Emergent Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Texas Education Agency awarded twenty competitive grants to Head Start programs in the state. The focus of the grants was on emergent literacy and pre-reading skills. Teachers, mentors, and administrators underwent intensive training. To investigate whether children emerged from the grant programs ready to enter school reading, an outside…

Baumgarten, Thomas L.; Minix, Quinella

497

Adolescent Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Adolescent Literacy" initially appeared as a special issue of the "Harvard Educational Review". It explores key issues and debates in the adolescent literacy crisis, the popular use of cognitive strategies, and disciplinary and content-area literacy. Also examined are alternative forms of literacy, afterschool interventions, new instruction…

Ippolito, Jacy, Ed.; Steele, Jennifer L., Ed.; Samson, Jennifer F., Ed.

2012-01-01

498

The Marketing of Early Childhood Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demonstrates how established marketing concepts and techniques can help early childhood organizations better specify their objectives, determine the most appropriate product-market strategies to fit available resources, develop a viable plan of action for each product offering, and establish a control/reappraisal plan. (Author/RDN)

Boyd, Harper W., Jr.; Caldwell, Bettye M.

1984-01-01

499

Creating Music Environments in Early Childhood Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how teachers and caregivers can create music environments in early childhood settings that connect to other areas of development. Discusses how music environments can accommodate free-choice participation, describes the caregiver's role, and suggests music activities. Includes definitions of musical concepts for young children, also tips…

Achilles, Elayne

1999-01-01

500

Development of an Early Intervention Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following paper presents the main evaluation instruments used in early intervention, and reflects upon their use, taking into account that they were created with and for the normal population. Likewise, developmental characteristics of some child groups are described, more notably the x fragile syndrome, Williams syndrome and Prader Willi…

Gil, Isidoro Candel

2005-01-01