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Early Literacy  

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Susan Hill

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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Read with Me: A Guide for Student Volunteers Starting Early Childhood Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the experiences of the Harvard Emerging Literacy Project (HELP), this booklet helps interested college students to start early childhood literacy programs. After a foreword by Education Secretary Richard W. Riley and a preface, the booklet discusses HELP and provides guidelines for starting such a project, including basic principles,…

Arnold, Chandler

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Early Beginnings EARLY LITERACY KNOWLEDGE AND INSTRUCTION  

E-print Network

this booklet to: learn about early literacy development, review the early predictors of later successEarly Beginnings EARLY LITERACY KNOWLEDGE AND INSTRUCTION A guide for early childhood administrators and professional development providers #12;2 #12;Early Beginnings EARLY LITERACY KNOWLEDGE

Rau, Don C.

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Storymakers: Hopa Mountain's Early Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Templin, Patricia A.

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Promoting Early Literacy through the Professional Development of Preschool Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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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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Measuring Early Literacy Skills: A Latent Variable Investigation of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Preschool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Psychometric properties of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Preschool (PALS-PreK) instrument were investigated in a sample of 4,518 children. PALS-PreK figures prominently in state and federal early literacy programs as an assessment of emergent literacy skills in preschool-aged children. Exploratory Factor Analysis, Confirmatory…

Townsend, Monika; Konold, Timothy R.

2010-01-01

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Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy  

MedlinePLUS

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

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New Paths in Early Literacy Teaching and Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers ideas for opening up new paths in literacy teaching in early childhood settings. Focuses on the role of phonics in everyday classroom instruction, working with dyslexic children, home reading programs, special concerns about boys' literacy, the impact of inequities in social status in the classroom on children's literacy opportunities, and…

Peterson, Shelley

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Information Literacy Program Advanced Charts  

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Information Literacy Program Excel (2013) Advanced ­ Charts 2014 ANU Library anulib ........................................................................................ 12 Information Literacy Program #12;#12;Excel (2013) Advanced ­ Charts Overview of charts A chart

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Literacy Education and Families: A Program and Its Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gelfer, Jeff; Higgins, Kyle; Perkins, Peggy

2001-01-01

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Project ELI: Improving Early Literacy Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood and elementary-level educators are engaging in conversations about how to coordinate their efforts to develop fluent readers. There is evidence that key early literacy skills that are predictive of subsequent literacy achievement in kindergarten and first grade can be taught to preschool-age children. Moreover, early childhood…

Young, Robin Miller; Chandler, Lynette K.; Shields, LuAnn; Laubenstein, Pam; Butts, Jill; Black, Kristine

2008-01-01

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Strategies for Supporting Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dennis, Lindsay R.; Horn, Eva

2011-01-01

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Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fellowes, Janet; Oakley, Grace

2011-01-01

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Implementing Innovative Elementary Literacy Programs. Program Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schwab, R. G. Jerry; And Others

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Early Literacy Support Programme: Materials for Teachers Working in Partnership with Teaching Assistants. Early Literacy Support Programme. The National Literacy Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains materials to support the introduction of Early Literacy Support (ELS) in Year 1 schools in England. The 60 sessions outlined in the book are designed to revisit key objectives from the National Literacy Strategy Framework. The ELS program involves comprehension training for Year 1 teachers and teaching assistants. The training…

Department for Education and Skills, London (England).

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Handbook of Early Literacy Research. Volume 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

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Children Achieving: Best Practices in Early Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book addresses questions of how early literacy instruction can meet children's diverse needs and provide essential skills. The focus is on issues of theory and practice for children ages 2 to 8 in prekindergarten through third grade. Each chapter examines and describes practices surrounding a critical issue in early literacy. Chapters in the…

Neuman, Susan B., Ed.; Roskos, Kathleen A., Ed.

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Towards Ecologically Valid Assessment in Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hill, Susan

2011-01-01

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Early Literacy Instruction and Intervention  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this paper is to describe the efficacy of early literacy interventions and to discuss possible roles for volunteer tutors in helping prevent reading difficulties within the Response to Intervention process. First, we describe a landmark study that evaluated the impact of primary classroom instruction on reducing the proportion of students at risk for reading failure, and a more recent series of studies exploring the effects of individualizing classroom reading instruction based on students’ initial skills. Second, we review studies of more intensive early intervention to demonstrate how these interventions substantially reduce the proportion of students at risk. Third, we examine effective tutoring models that utilize volunteers. Finally, we discuss the potential role of community tutors in supporting primary classroom instruction and secondary interventions. PMID:25221452

Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Foorman, Barbara

2014-01-01

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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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Emergent Literacy and Early Writing Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Lifting the Lid on Early Childhood Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet offers practical, up-to-date information on early childhood literacy for those who interact with young children. Topics addressed by the booklet include: (1) supportive learning environments; (2) learning to talk; (3) optimizing learning; (4) supporting the literacy development of young children; and (5) fundamental principles for…

Lowe, Kaye

2000-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Doyle, Antoinette

2012-01-01

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

E-print Network

Insights on Curriculum, Instruction, and Early Literacy Learning: Student Characteristic by Instruction Interaction Effects on Literacy Outcomes Guest Lecture by literacy instruction interaction effects on students' literacy outcomes particularly

Rose, Michael R.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Most, Tova; Aram, Dorit; Andorn, Tamar

2006-01-01

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Prison Literacy Programs. ERIC Digest No. 159.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kerka, Sandra

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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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Emergent literacy and early writing skills.  

PubMed

In the present study, the authors aimed to assess the short- and long-term predictive power of the various components of an emergent literacy model on early writing abilities in a language with a mainly transparent orthography (Italian). Emergent literacy skills were assessed in 72 children (M age = 5.05 years, SD = +/- .03) who were followed longitudinally from preschool to the end of the first grade of primary school. Their early writing abilities (orthographic correctness in writing individual words) and their advanced writing abilities (orthographic correctness in text writing) were tested at the beginning and at the end of the school year. Multiple stepwise and logistic regression analyses were conducted to evaluate the predictive capacities of emergent literacy abilities on early and advanced writing competences. Results show that notational competence is a strong predictor of early writing skills and that phonological competence only has an effect insofar as it is integrated with notational competence. Emergent literacy competences do not significantly predict orthographic errors in advanced text writing. This research allows for reconsideration of the importance of phonological awareness and gives a central role to notational competence in predicting early writing competence. PMID:22919895

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

2012-01-01

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Family Literacy: Abstracts of Family Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The abstracts in this publication describe 29 federally and privately funded family literacy projects in the United States. Each entry provides the name of the project, background information, project aims, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of contact persons. (RH)

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

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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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Digital, Hybrid, and Multilingual Literacies in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Razfar, Aria; Yang, Eunah

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Van Der Schuit, M., Van Balkom, H., Stoep, J., Segers, E., and Verhoeven, L. Efficacy Results of an Early Intervention Program on Language, Communication, and Emergent Literacy for Preschool Aged Children with Developmental Disabilities. Paper presented at the 2009 Clinical AAC Research Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Efficacy Results of an Early Intervention Program on Language, Communication, and Emergent Literacy for Preschool Aged Children with Developmental Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an early intervention program aimed at both home and day-care settings for preschoolers (age 2 to 6 years) with complex communication needs. The intervention was designed to improve the broad spectrum of language development, emergent literacy, and communication skills and was based on several well experienced and described methods

Margje Van Der Schuit; Hans Van Balkom; Judith Stoep; Eliane Segers; Ludo Verhoeven

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education (PK-2) has become a site of increasing accountability, with the attempt to normalize instruction through "scientifically based" reading programs. The use of authentic children's literature for early literacy instruction is often pushed aside in lieu of highly scripted commercial programs. As early childhood teacher…

Hassett, Dawnene D.

2009-01-01

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Early Intervention for Emergent Literacy Development in a Collaborative Community Pre-Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and findings of an early literacy intervention program implemented to facilitate the development of critical emergent literacy skills among children identified as low-income and at-risk in the context of collaborative, pre-kindergarten/Head Start classrooms. Using data from a sample of…

Hilbert, Dana D.; Eis, Sarah D.

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell, Stacey; Torr, Jane; Cologon, Kathy

2014-01-01

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Early 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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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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Resources in Early Literacy Development. An Annotated Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to disseminate new information about early literacy development to teachers of young children, this 125-item annotated bibliography includes listings of books, book chapters, pamphlets, journal articles, and videocassettes that can help enhance teachers' knowledge base about theory and strategies in early literacy development. The…

Morrow, Lesley Mandel, Comp.; And Others

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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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Early Literacy: Towards a Unified Approach for Childcare and School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jensen, Anders Skriver

2012-01-01

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As Easy as ABC: Facilitating Early Literacy Enrichment Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many individuals who work with young children between birth and age 8 assume that literacy activities must be planned and executed as elaborate, formal lessons. The increasing pressure seeping through national accountability measures and the renewed focus on early literacy is trickling down to this age group. The Division for Early Childhood of…

Bingham, Ann; Pennington, Julie L.

2007-01-01

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Workplace Literacy Program. Administrative Manual. Teacher Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Western Suffolk BOCES, Northport, NY.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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Boston College's Financial Literacy Program  

E-print Network

by the Office of Student Services Why do students need to know about personal financial literacy? Many students Student Loan Payment/Tuition Transportation: Auto Gas Auto Insurance Auto Maintenance Auto Payment Auto

Huang, Jianyu

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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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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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Guidelines for Effective Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is intended to assist individuals involved in the development, administration, and delivery of volunteer-based community adult literacy programs. Addressed in the individual sections of the guide are the following topics: community (community assessment, learner population, program purposes, public awareness, and partnerships and…

Mayer, Steven E.

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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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Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hinzen, Heribert, Ed.

1988-01-01

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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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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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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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Early Primary Literacy Instruction in Kenya  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Workplace Literacy Programs: A Review of the Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This literature review observes that (1) there is an increasing need for enhancing job literacy skills among workers; (2) workplace literacy programs cover both basic literacy and job-related technical training; (3) successful curricula use job-related tasks and materials; and (4) management needs to be heavily involved and committed if a program

Dunn-Rankin, Patricia; Beil, Drake

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Toussaint, Karen A.; Tiger, Jeffrey H.

2010-01-01

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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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Developing Promotional Materials for Adult Literacy Programs. Practitioner Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jae, Haeran

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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Handbook of Early Literacy Research. Volume 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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Early Literacy Measures for Improving Student Reading Achievement: Translating Research into Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of early literacy instruction and its role in later reading proficiency is well established; however, measures and procedures to screen and monitor proficiency in the area of early literacy are less well researched. The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the technical adequacy and validity of early curriculum-based literacy

Marston, Doug; Pickart, Mary; Reschly, Amy; Heistad, David; Muyskens, Paul; Tindal, Gerald

2007-01-01

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Early Literacy Measures for Improving Student Reading Achievement: Translating Research Into Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of early literacy instruction and its role in later reading proficiency is well established; however, measures and procedures to screen and monitor proficiency in the area of early literacy are less well researched. The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the technical adequacy and validity of early curriculum-based literacy measures, Letter–Sound Correspondence, Onset Phoneme Identification, and

Doug Marston; Mary Pickart; Amy Reschly; David Heistad; Paul Muyskens; Gerald Tindal

2007-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 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...

2013-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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28 CFR 544.71 - Exceptions to required literacy program participation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-07-01

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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

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28 CFR 544.71 - Exceptions to required literacy program participation.  

...2014-07-01 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...

2014-07-01

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

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2011-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-07-01

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2013-07-01

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

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2014-07-01

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

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2014-07-01

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

...funds to consumer education and financial literacy programs. 1075.107 Section 1075...funds to consumer education and financial literacy programs. (a) If funds available...funds for consumer education and financial literacy programs. (b) The Fund...

2014-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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...

2012-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-07-01

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

...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...

2014-01-01

91

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

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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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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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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.

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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

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Examination of the Predictive Validity of Preschool Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

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Primary Teachers' Linguistic Knowledge and Perceptions of Early Literacy Instruction  

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

Mahar, Nicole E.; Richdale, Amanda L.

2008-01-01

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Early Development of Graphical Literacy through Knowledge Building  

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

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

2010-01-01

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

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

Searcy, L. Bill

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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

101

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...

2013-07-01

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

...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...

2014-07-01

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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...

2011-07-01

104

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...

2012-07-01

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Caregiver-Child Interactions and Early Literacy Development of Preschool Children from Low-Income Environments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study assessed early literacy skills and expressive and receptive vocabulary skills in 39 Head Start children and correlated skills with measures of caregiver/child interactions observed in the home. Degree of caregiver involvement, rate of language interactions, and participation in early literacy activities were related to literacy and…

Rush, Karen L.

1999-01-01

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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

107

Open Doors Project: An Innovative Family Literacy Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Open Doors is a family literacy program that was developed to provide basic literacy training and basic skills remediation for homeless single mothers who have not completed high school and developmental enrichment services for their infants and toddlers. Open Doors was designed to provide interventions to 30 families. The program featured…

Harris Family Foundation, Inc., Huntsville, AL.

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Values and the Administration of Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of an administrator of literacy programs as one who is reflective of the values of those responsible for the program is explored in this paper. The paper places literacy in a framework of values as an instrumental value, or journey toward an end state, requiring competency from the individual. The theories of Paulo Freire, who…

Gribble, Helen M.

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moses, Annie

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2015-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mitchell, Stephanie; Wile, Nancy

113

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blaiklock, Ken

2011-01-01

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First Principles for Early Grades Reading Programs in Developing Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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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.

116

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

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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.

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"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

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SCIENCE Program early science program  

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SCIENCE Program early science program Early at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility CONTACT: 150 Million Hours Using Multi-scale Dynamic Rupture Models to Improve Ground Motion Estimates PI Based on a Polarizable Force Field PI: Benoit Roux The University of Chicago Award: 80 Million Hours

Kemner, Ken

120

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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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

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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

123

People's Empowerment and Adult Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kumari, P. Vasantha

1999-01-01

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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

125

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carole Bloch

1999-01-01

126

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

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jesson, Rebecca; Limbrick, Libby

2014-01-01

128

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bus, A. G.; Out, D.

2009-01-01

129

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

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

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

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Prins, Esther; Gungor, Ramazan

2011-01-01

134

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Henriquez, Andres

2005-01-01

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The Interplay between Literacy and Relationships in Early Childhood Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

143

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

144

From Invention to Social Action in Early Childhood Literacy: A Reconceptualization through Dialogue about Difference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What difference should sociocultural difference make in early literacy theory and practice? In response to this question, this paper argues that such differences should lead to a reconceptualization that highlights the social nature and cultural meaning of child literacy development. Drawing on a recent ethnographic study of child composing in an…

Dyson, Anne Haas

145

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

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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

146

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

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

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

2010-01-01

147

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

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Chauhan, Arun

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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

149

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

150

Early Career Development Program  

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

Bogyo, Matthew

151

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

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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, 2011 CFR

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2011-07-01

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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

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2012-07-01

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

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2014-07-01

156

LATCH-ON: A Program To Develop Literacy in Young Adults with Down Syndrome.  

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Describes Literacy and Technology Hands On, a program of literacy instruction for young people with Down syndrome who have recently left school, which uses a combination of technology and more traditional methods to continue these students' literacy instruction into young adulthood. Discusses the program's rationale, aims, features, theoretical…

Moni, Karen B.; Jobling, Anne

2000-01-01

157

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

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

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

2007-01-01

158

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

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

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

2010-01-01

159

Literacy Training for the Homeless: Guidelines for Effective Programs.  

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This guidebook is based on telephone interviews, conducted in April and May 1989, with the staff of 19 homeless shelters in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee, site visits at eight New York State shelter programs, and a review of the research on literacy training for…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Adult and Continuing Education Program Development.

160

Outcomes of Adult Learners Who Participate in Family Literacy Programs  

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Adults who are undereducated or who lack basic skills are at a disadvantage in American society. Family literacy programs are often one of the last opportunities for adults to raise their level of education or develop skills which enable them to participate in different aspects of American society. This study explored the outcomes of adults who…

McVey, Shawn D.

2010-01-01

161

Program-Integrated Information Literacy Instruction for Online Graduate Students  

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

Kumar, Swapna; Ochoa, Marilyn

2012-01-01

162

Learning Together: A Family-Centered Literacy Program  

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Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina serves a rapidly growing Hispanic population through its Family-Centered Literacy Program. The Hispanic population in the region has been increasing at a staggering rate of 50% per year, most of which is in-migration. These newcomers frequently face challenges adjusting to their jobs,…

Sink, David W.; Parkhill, Molly A.; Marshall, Rick; Norwood, Steve

2005-01-01

163

Administering Adult Literacy Programs: The Role of Strategic Planning.  

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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

164

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

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

Noto, Lee

2005-01-01

165

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

166

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Straubhaar, Rolf

2013-01-01

167

Discipline matters: Embedding academic literacies into an undergraduate nursing program.  

PubMed

In recent years the higher education sector in Australia has been increasingly concerned with ensuring that the English language proficiency levels of students are commensurate with the academic and professional tasks that they must perform. In many universities, this heightened attention to language proficiency has driven changes to teaching and learning practices. This paper reports on a project to embed academic literacies development into a core first year subject within a Bachelor of Nursing program in a large, culturally and linguistically diverse, metropolitan university. Prior to the commencement of their nursing program 747 students completed a Post Enrolment Language Assessment. Students who required additional support were advised to enroll in tutorials which included an additional literacy focus. These tutorials were part of the normal tutorial program for this nursing subject. Students with lower level language skills who attended the streamed tutorial with additional literacy support showed a greater improvement in their written communication than those with similar language proficiency who attended non-streamed tutorials. Evidence suggests that this improvement was transferred into writing tasks in other non-streamed subjects. The findings reported in this paper highlights that discipline specific embedded strategies are an effective approach to the development of academic literacies. PMID:25447554

Hillege, Sharon P; Catterall, Janice; Beale, Barbara L; Stewart, Lyn

2014-11-01

168

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

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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

170

Early childhood special education pictorial literacy activities for young children with disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  Alternative literacy activities can be adapted to complement the speech and language programs that have been developed to\\u000a assist learners with disabilities. Pictorially based alternative literacy programs may involve rebus symbols, augmentative\\u000a and alternative communication devices, or picture reading. Because these programs do not assume extensive language development,\\u000a they can be appropriate for children with severe learning problems as a

Gerard Giordano; Sheela Stuart

1994-01-01

171

Integrating Visual and Verbal Literacies in the Early Childhood Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As children begin to grasp the basic functions of literacy, they become engaged in meaning-making that alternates between and/or combines oral language, written and printed symbols, drawings, and other formats. This article examines the benefits to children of an integrated approach to literacy, highlighting the Reggio Emilia approach, and offers…

Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Willis, Linda Mayo

2000-01-01

172

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

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

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

2012-01-01

173

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

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

Jastram, Iris; Leebaw, Danya; Tompkins, Heather

2014-01-01

174

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elizabeth A. LEE; Brenda Reed; Corinne Laverty

2012-01-01

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

176

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lloyd, Paul, Comp.

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

A review of "Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France" by Margaret W. Ferguson.  

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196 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY NEWS Margaret W. Ferguson. Dido?s Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. xiv + 506 pp. + 8 illus. $25.00 paper. Review by JULIE D. CAMPBELL..., EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY. Basing her exploration of literacy, gender, and empire upon the premise that literacy was a site of social contest in the Euro- pean past, Margaret W. Ferguson argues that ?literacy is a social phenomenon surrounded and often...

Julie D. Campbell

2004-01-01

180

Adult Literacy: Industry-Based Training Programs. Research and Development Series No. 265C.  

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Nine industry-based adult literacy programs across the country were studied to identify exemplary training programs and practices that business and industry trainers, planners, and policymakers and individuals in the public education sector alike could replicate in designing adult literacy programs. Training programs offered by the following…

Fields, Ernest L.; And Others

181

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

182

A media literacy program for high school females  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lori M. Irving; Julie Dupen; Susan Berel

1998-01-01

183

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE K-3) PROGRAM OF STUDY  

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hrs) (SP) EDEE 638 Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood Education (3 hrs) (FA) * PrerequisiteMASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE K-3) PROGRAM OF STUDY SIGNATURES REQUIRED concurrentlyEDEE 617 Language, Literature, and Literacy for Early Childhood (3 hrs) (FA) FOCUS AREA II

Young, Paul Thomas

184

Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years: Foundational Skills that Support Emergent Readers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For all students, a high-quality early education is critical to ensuring their long-term academic success. Early learners need to understand why people read and write in order to be motivated to excel in their own literacy development. Through active engagement in the reading process, children learn ways to use their growing knowledge and skills…

Brown, Carmen Sherry

2014-01-01

185

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

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Napa Valley Unified School District, Napa, CA.

187

Adult Literacy and Parenting Outcomes of a Rural, Home-Based Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Even Start Family Literacy Program is a national program designed to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by working with low-income families to improve adult literacy, parenting skills, and developmental and preschool readiness of young children in the family. The Monongalia County (West Virginia) Even Start Program is unusual in that…

Meehan, Merrill L.; Walsh, Sandra; Spring, Janet; Swisher, Angie; Lewis, Harry

188

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

189

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

190

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

191

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pellegrini, A. D.; Galda, Lee

192

Literacy and Health Disparities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Prins, Esther; Mooney, Angela

2014-01-01

193

Cognitive and Environmental Predictors of Early Literacy Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Freeman, Edward; Lynd-Balta, Eileen

2010-01-01

196

Information Literacy: The Missing Link in Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heider, Kelly L.

2009-01-01

197

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

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

Iowa's Adult Literacy Program Benchmark Projection Report. Program Year 2007, July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this publication is to present Iowa's adult literacy program approved projected benchmark percentage levels for Program Year 2006 (July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006). The passage of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) [Public Law 105-220] by the 105th Congress has ushered in a new era of collaboration, coordinator, cooperation and…

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

2007-01-01

200

Demonstration Projects To Establish a System-Wide Functional Literacy Program for Adult Prisoners. Project Abstracts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides abstracts of the 11 grants awarded to demonstrate model functional literacy programs for incarcerated adults. These programs, to the extent possible, make use of advanced technologies, such as interactive video- and computer-based adult literacy learning. Information provided in each abstract includes the following:…

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

201

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hartman, Patricia; Newhouse, Renae; Perry, Valerie

2014-01-01

202

Literacy for poverty alleviation and social change : an assessment of Proliteracy Worldwide's program in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines aspects of the literacy program of the Association for Rural Development of Yilong (ARDY), a Chinese NGO, which is funded by and utilizes the approach developed by Proliteracy Worldwide (PLW). Their rights-based approach is based on a perspective that literacy programs should go beyond that of only giving people reading and writing skills and that capacity building

He Lianggang

2005-01-01

203

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beck, Judy A.

204

77 FR 43277 - Applications for New Awards; Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program (CFDA 84.215G); Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...New Awards; Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program (CFDA 84.215G); Correction...funds for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program (2012 notice). The 2012 notice...awards for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program for FY 2012. We are...

2012-07-24

205

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.

206

An Effective Intervention Program as Part of a Balanced Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scientists estimate that 95% of children can be taught to read. Recent studies have made it possible to understand how literacy develops and why some children have difficulty learning to read. The primary purpose of this literature review is to examine reading teaching models and their application in an effective reading/early intervention…

Scola, Barbara

207

Information Literacy: The Missing Link in Early Childhood Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kelly L. Heider

2009-01-01

208

Predictors of Responsiveness to Early Literacy Intervention: A 10-Year Update  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this review was to update previous reviews on factors related to students' responsiveness to early literacy intervention. The 14 studies in this synthesis used experimental designs, provided small-group or one-on-one reading interventions, and analyzed factors related to responsiveness to those interventions. Participants were…

Lam, Elizabeth A.; McMaster, Kristen L.

2014-01-01

209

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

210

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

211

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. Paglierani; S. Feldman

2009-01-01

212

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alphabet knowledge is a hallmark of early literacy and facilitating its development has become a primary objective of preschool 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…

Piasta, Shayne B.; Wagner, Richard K.

2010-01-01

213

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

214

A Longitudinal Assessment of the Home Literacy Environment and Early Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

215

Promoting Early Literacy for Diverse Learners Using Audio and Video Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

216

"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

217

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

218

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

219

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

220

Learner Characteristics that Influence the Treatment Effectiveness of Early Literacy Interventions: A Meta-Analytic Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A meta-analysis of 30 studies found the following learner characteristics influenced the treatment responsiveness of early literacy interventions: rapid naming; problem behavior; phonological awareness; alphabetic principle; memory; IQ; and demographics. With the exception of the demographic category, the obtained effect sizes for the primary…

Nelson, J. Ron; Benner, Gregory J.; Gonzalez, Jorge

2003-01-01

221

Concurrent Criterion-Related Validity of Early Literacy Indicators for Middle of First Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the concurrent criterion-related (or convergent) validity of first grade measures from the "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills" (DIBELS; Good & Kaminski, 2002). The DIBELS subtests of Phoneme Segmentation Fluency, Nonsense Word Fluency, Oral Reading Fluency, Retell Fluency, and Word Use…

Burke, Mack D.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna

2007-01-01

222

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

E-print Network

Teach Early Childhood in China! The Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL (CELT to the student each month for 10 months Above-average standard of living in China Accident Injury Insurance up to ¥100,000 Work on your master's degree with tuition support while teaching abroad in Nanjing, China

Asaithambi, Asai

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thwaite, Anne

2007-01-01

224

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Roskos, Kathleen; Brueck, Jeremy; Widman, Sarah

2009-01-01

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

226

Enhancing Early Literacy Skills for Preschool Children: Bringing a Professional Development Model to Scale  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quasi-experimental, statewide intervention targeting preschool teachers' enhancement of children's language and early literacy was evaluated. Across 2 years and 20 Head Start sites, 750 teachers participated (500 target, 250 control), with 370 classrooms randomly selected to conduct pre- and posttest assessments (10 randomly selected children…

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

2006-01-01

227

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is often assumed that differences in teacher characteristics are a major source of variability in children's educational achievements. We examine this assumption for early literacy achievement by calculating the correlations between pairs of twin children who either shared or did not share a teacher in kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2.…

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

2010-01-01

228

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Renfrow, S.; Wood, E. L.

2011-12-01

229

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2007-03-01

230

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

231

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Warren, Carol E.

232

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

233

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.

234

Older Adults and Community-Based Technological Literacy Programs: Barriers & Benefits to Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we begin by briefly reviewing some of the national statistics on older adults and computer usage, statistics that led each of us to volunteer as teachers to develop technological literacy programs for older adults at local community centers. Because we recognize that all literacies are developed and used by specific people in…

McKee, Heidi; Blair, Kristine

2006-01-01

235

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Amy Gustavson

2012-01-01

236

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

237

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Idol, Lorna

2010-01-01

238

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

239

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

van den Pol, Rick

240

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-10-01

241

Early English Immersion and Literacy in Xi'an, China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instruction in English as a foreign language at an early age is becoming more common worldwide even though the effects of this early instruction are not yet known. This study investigated the English and Chinese language performance of students enrolled in early English immersion in a Chinese primary school. In addition, factors that could predict…

Knell, Ellen; Haiyan, Qiang; Miao, Pei; Yanping, Chi; Siegel, Linda S.; Lin, Zhao; Wei, Zhao

2007-01-01

242

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

243

Early program development and implementation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Tepper, M.

1982-01-01

244

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Richard F. Schmid; Nancy Miodrag

245

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

246

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

247

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

248

Core Literacies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Perkins, Joan, Ed.

2003-01-01

249

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

250

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Paglierani, R.; Feldman, S.

2009-12-01

251

Constructing a Family Literacy Program: Challenges and Successes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jay, Jenny; Rohl, Mary

2005-01-01

252

Family Literacy Schools, teachers and  

E-print Network

1 Family Literacy Schools, teachers and family literacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A snapshot of National Family Literacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 A representative community organization . . . 7 Supporting regional cooperation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Family Literacy: Programming that Works

Ellis, Randy

253

Early Language Learning and Literacy: Neuroscience Implications for Education  

PubMed Central

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

Kuhl, Patricia K.

2011-01-01

254

An Early Literacy Telecommunication Exchange Pilot Project: The MMM Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cohen, Rachel

2005-01-01

255

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

256

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.

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kasowitz-Scheer, Abby

2009-01-01

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.

259

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

260

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

261

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

262

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

263

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

264

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

PubMed Central

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

Scull, Tracy Marie; Kupersmidt, Janis Beth

2012-01-01

265

Literacy Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper argues that the term ‘literacy’ has become attached to too many disparate practices, and that renewed attention\\u000a needs to be paid to how the acquisition and use of skills of written communication are conditioned by the core structures\\u000a of the home, the classroom, and the state. It reviews the current usages of literacy and examines the agenda for

David Vincent

2003-01-01

266

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

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& Literacy 0337127 Friends of KEXP Education & Literacy 1481380 Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Radio Education & Literacy 1478523 Seattle MESA Education & Literacy 0330240 University of Washington - Washington Park Arboretum Education & Literacy 1480919 University of Washington Access to Dental Care Health

Borenstein, Elhanan

267

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fitzpatrick, Raashad

2012-01-01

269

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

270

Implementing Family Literacy Programs for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Populations: Key Elements to Consider  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Family literacy programs reflect a recent trend in educational reform that has proven to be a successful educational model for all members of the family unit. Based on the literature that links family involvement to student achievement, these initiatives focus on empowering parents of school children. These programs have been particularly…

Garcia, Delia C.; Hasson, Deborah J.

2004-01-01

271

Information Literacy Modules as an Integral Component of a K-12 Teacher Preparation Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rio Salado College is a non-traditional community college specializing in customized programs and distance education. The Faculty Chair for Library Science, who is also the Library Director, collaborated with the Faculty Chair for Education to develop an integrated series of information literacy modules for inclusion in an online distance post-baccalaureate teacher preparation program. The creation and development of the modules,

Hazel M. Davis

2002-01-01

272

Recruiting and Retaining Language Minority Students in Adult Literacy Programs. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the nation has become aware of the scope of adult illiteracy and its tremendous cost, literacy programs have proliferated. New populations of language minority adults are becoming eligible for and involved in an increasing number of these programs. They include, among others, refugees whose training is no longer funded by the Office of Refugee…

Brod, Shirley

273

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

274

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

275

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chao, Xia; Mantero, Miguel

2014-01-01

276

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

277

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Doctor Gertrude A. Barber Center, Erie, PA.

278

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, Jennifer; Braafladt, Keith

2012-01-01

279

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

280

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

281

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

282

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

283

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brotherton, Sharon; Williams, Cheri

2002-01-01

284

Reach for the Stars: Visions for Literacy Coaching Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

DeFord, Diane

2012-01-01

285

Information Literacy Programs and Research: An International Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bruce, Christine

2011-01-01

286

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

E-print Network

of adult literacy education program directors in Texas experienced a significant level of occupational stress and a high overall general stress level. 2. The top stressors identified by the program directors were: Data Collection/Analysis, Statewide...

Austin, Melinda Weatherford

2005-08-29

287

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

288

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

289

Early Literacy Individual Growth and Development Indicators (EL-IGDIs): Growth Trajectories Using a Large, Internet-Based Sample  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early literacy individual growth and development indicators (EL-IGDIs) assess preschoolers' expressive vocabulary development and phonological awareness. This study investigated longitudinal change in EL-IGDIs using a large (N=7355), internet-based sample of 36- to 60-month-old United States preschoolers without identified risks for later…

Roseth, Cary J.; Missall, Kristen N.; McConnell, Scott R.

2012-01-01

290

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

291

Preschool Teachers' Beliefs about Appropriate Early Literacy and Mathematics Education for Low- and Middle-Socioeconomic Status Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored preschool teachers' beliefs about the appropriateness of early literacy and mathematics education. In all, 60 teachers of 4-year-olds, half working with low-socioeconomic status (SES) children at publicly funded preschools and the other half with middle-SES children at private preschools, were randomly assigned to read either…

Lee, Joon Sun; Ginsburg, Herbert P.

2007-01-01

292

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

293

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

294

Early Classification of Reading Performance in Children Identified or At Risk for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Discriminant Analysis Using the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated the ability of the kindergarten and first grade Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), measures of early literacy development, to discriminate among low average, average, and above average students considered at risk emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) on the Total Reading cluster of the Woodcock…

Gonzalez, Jorge E.; Vannest, Kimberly J.; Reid, Robert

2008-01-01

295

Examining Strategies for Embedding Literacy Skills within a Whole Language Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined strategies for embedding literacy skills within a whole language program. A questionnaire was given to full-time whole language elementary school teachers who taught in kindergarten through second-grade classrooms. All the participants teach in suburban school districts in the Bay Area including San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and…

Botenhagen, Jennifer L.

296

Participants' Perspectives of Transitions from Family Literacy Programs to Postsecondary Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore aspects of the Even Start Family Literacy program and college experiences that are helpful or detrimental to the process of transition from Even Start to college as perceived by students who have successfully made that transition. The study focused on the role of developmental education in the…

Sullivan, Natha June Lott

2009-01-01

297

Partnership for the Advancement of Information Literacy in a Nursing Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

298

The Dept. of Special Education, Language and Literacy Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired Program  

E-print Network

The Dept. of Special Education, Language and Literacy Teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired Program presents TOOLS for TEACHERS: ACCESSIBILITY in the SCIENCE LAB for BLIND STUDENTS featuring CARY, and others in the TCNJ community for this exciting and unique learning opportunity. For further information

299

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Costello, David Ambrose Roy

2012-01-01

300

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gustavson, Amy

2012-01-01

301

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

302

Through a Rear-View Mirror: Families Look Back at a Family Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we report on a study in which we interviewed working class families who were the first cohort in a family literacy program that had been locally developed and implemented in a small village in Canada more than two decades previously in response to community-identified needs. The study was framed by Tulving's concept of…

Anderson, Ann; Anderson, Jim; Teichert, Laura

2013-01-01

303

McCoy Manor: A Model Family Literacy-Housing Authority Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project operated a model, adaptable family literacy program in a housing authority that served 35 residents. Its objectives were to improve parents' basic skills and help them improve their ability to assist their children, to assist parents in learning appropriate expectations for their children and understanding individual differences, and to…

Fisher, Allison L.

304

When Words Are Bars. A Guide to Literacy Programming in Correctional Institutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This five-chapter guide for coordinators of community-based literacy groups working with prisoners is illustrated with prisoners' drawings. The first chapter examines issues affecting learning behind bars. Topics covered include similarities to and differences from other programs, respecting the learner's culture, links between poverty and…

Paul, Marianne

305

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Garrahy, Deborah A.; Meyer, Barbara B.

2011-01-01

306

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

307

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

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a Pacific island village, there was a grade 2 teacher 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…

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2004

2004-01-01

309

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

310

"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

311

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

312

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

313

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

314

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maher, Marguerite; Bellen, Linda

2015-01-01

315

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gunne, Allison J.

2010-01-01

316

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

317

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

E-print Network

practices by other family members. We know from developmental studies and educational research that the family environment is important in the value attached to literacy, learning, and the ability of individuals within the family to be academically... reported that because of the parenting education, they spent more time playing and reading with their 23 children, change their disciplinary techniques, and know better how to teach their children at home. Kopacsi and Koopmans (1992) studied parent...

Chen, Chia-Yin

2006-10-30

318

Building Strong Literacy Foundations, Birth to Three Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Makin, Laurie

2005-01-01

319

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1996-01-01

320

Early Awareness Test Preparation Pilot Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document examines whether early targeted academic intervention can improve college admission test scores and pre- college planning for students identified through the Duke Talent Search and the school system Challenge Program. Students selected for the Early Awareness Test Preparation Pilot Program were invited to participate during their…

Muskin, Mary-Beth; Friedlander, Sharon Cipperley

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Young children's engagement with digital texts and literacies in the home: Pressing matters for the teaching of English in the early years of schooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research has established young children's increasing use of computers and other new technologies in the home. Yet, teaching about digital texts and digital practices most often appears as an addition to early literacy instruction in classrooms where \\

CHRISTINA DAVIDSON

2009-01-01

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

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

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

323

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

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

Thomas, Barbara Marie

2010-01-01

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

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

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

2008-01-01

325

Early Childhood Programs: Multiple Perspectives on Quality.  

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Discusses four approaches to assessing the quality of early childhood program: top-down, which focuses on the adult's view of setting, equipment, and the program; bottom-up, focusing on children's experience; outside-inside, emphasizing the family's view; and societal, in which agencies and communities assess programs. (LB)

Katz, Lilian G.

1992-01-01

326

Readability of Early Intervention Program Literature  

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

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

2011-01-01

327

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

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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

328

Letter Knowledge: A Teacher's Story. Early Literacy and Assessment for Learning (K-3) Series  

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Hannah is a Pacific island grade 1 teacher in a local village school. She teaches in her native Pacific language and has established a 90-minute daily literacy block in which she focuses on literacy-related activities. As Hannah begins to prepare for the year and map out her ideas, she is aware of the need to gather basic information on each of…

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2004

2004-01-01

329

Word Identification: A Teacher's Story. Early Literacy and Assessment for Learning (K-3) Series  

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Hannah is a Pacific island grade 1 teacher in a local village school. She has established a 90-minute daily literacy block in which she focuses on literacy-related activities. During these blocks, she notices many of her students having difficulty reading words she thinks they should know by sight. She wants to help her students learn frequently…

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), 2004

2004-01-01

330

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

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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

331

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

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

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

2014-01-01

332

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

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

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

2013-01-01

333

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

E-print Network

conclusions can we draw from the fact that peasants possessed prayer books (69-72)? Once again we recall England, where Bible possession was obliga- tory regardless of literacy, and hence can be no proof of literacy. Unfortunately, we are unable to answer...

Jakub Basista

2004-01-01

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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

335

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

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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.

337

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

338

Accessible Family Involvement in Early Childhood Programs  

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Family involvement in early childhood classrooms benefits children, school staff, and families. The development of a strong relationship between early childhood programs and families is a critical component of developmentally appropriate practices. What strategies enable families to be full and active participants in their young children's…

Morrison, Johnetta W.; Storey, Pamela; Zhang, Chenyi

2011-01-01

339

Tangible Programming 1 Running head:TANGIBLE PROGRAMMING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD  

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Tangible Programming 1 Running head:TANGIBLE PROGRAMMING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Tangible Programming in Early Childhood: Revisiting Developmental Assumptions through New Technologies Marina Umaschi Bers kindergarten classrooms. #12;Tangible Programming 3 Tangible Programming in Early Childhood: Revisiting

Bers, Marina Umaschi

340

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

341

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

342

Follow-Up Study: Early Intervention Program.  

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As part of the evaluation scheme of the University of South Florida's College of Education Early Intervention Program, a followup study was conducted with 25 graduates of the program (1970-73). Ss responses to a followup scale provided information on changes in their professional aspirations, development, and involvement and on their retrospective…

Singh, S. P.; Allen, Elaine S.

343

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

344

Personal weight status classification and health literacy among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-06-01

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

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This book provides practical, everyday activities to weave language development and early literacy activities into the daily schedule in an early childhood education program. The chapters are organized by areas common in most early childhood environments: (1) circle time; (2) snack time; (3) dramatic play; (4) outdoor play; (5) art; (6) sand and…

Rockwell, Robert; Hoge, Debra Reichert; Searcy, Bill

346

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

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School program evaluation researchers face a set of overlapping questions concerning our roles in the field: For the sake of "the data" and in quest of "the truth," am I a shrewd researcher before all else? For the sake of community-building and establishing respectful, reciprocal relationships with my school partners, am I first a gracious school…

DaCosta, Kneia Octavia

2012-01-01

348

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ADULT ILLITERACY RESULTS FROM POVERTY, AND, MANY TIMES, SUPPRESSION. ILLITERACY IS SELF-MAINTAINING BECAUSE ILLITERATES CANNOT GAIN NEW KNOWLEDGE OR FULLY PARTICIPATE IN ECONOMIC, CULTURAL OR POLITICAL LIFE OF THEIR SOCIETY. THE PROJECT WAS AN ATTEMPT TO APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION TO THE TEACHING OF READING TO ADULT ILLITERATES.…

CROHN, BURRILL L.

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

PubMed Central

Language and literacy skills established during early childhood are critical for later school success. Parental engagement with children has been linked to a number of adaptive characteristics in preschoolers including language and literacy development, and family-school collaboration is an important contributor to school readiness. This study reports the results of a randomized trial of a parent engagement intervention designed to facilitate school readiness among disadvantaged preschool children, with a particular focus on language and literacy development. Participants included 217 children, 211 parents, and 29 Head Start teachers in 21 schools. Statistically significant differences in favor of the treatment group were observed between treatment and control participants in the rate of change over 2 academic years on teacher reports of children’s language use (d = 1.11), reading (d = 1.25), and writing skills (d = .93). Significant intervention effects on children’s direct measures of expressive language were identified for a subgroup of cases where there were concerns about a child’s development upon entry into preschool. Additionally, other child and family moderators revealed specific variables that influenced the treatment’s effects. PMID:21640249

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

2011-01-01

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

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

Diem, Richard A.; Fairweather, Peter G.

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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

352

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Darkenwald, Gordon G.; Silvestri, Kenneth

353

The Impact of a Literacy Intervention Program on Student Achievement and Behavior at Two Urban High Schools  

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The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of a literacy intervention program on student achievement and behavior at two urban high schools. Two groups were identified and the sample was a convenience sample for this study. One group of students is not enrolled in the intervention program, while the other group of students is enrolled in…

Martinez, Steven

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

355

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of Oakland Readers consists of four books of oral histories edited on four reading levels. Each book contains life stories told by students in the Second Start Adult Literacy Program. The books are intended for use by tutors and adult students/new readers in adult literacy programs. Life stories of eight students appear in each book. In…

Lamb, Jessica, Ed.

356

Prison Literacy: Implications for  

E-print Network

This report analyzes over 3,000 published and unpublished documents from the professional and research literature regarding the state of literacy instruction of adult inmates in correctional institutions in America. In addition, it offers a prototype of a prison literacy program that directly addresses the findings of the research and a detailed protocol for assessing existing prison education programs. Other sections of the report explore what statistics do and do not tell us about the problem, who are the incarcerated needing literacy instruction, the background of prison literacy, and the relationship of low literacy to criminal behavior

Program And Assessment; Anabel Newman; Warren Lewis; Caroline Beverstock; Key Findings

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Programs That Work: Early Childhood Education Plan Continuing Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Briefly described are 15 projects originally funded by the State of Maine as early childhood education plans, subsequently evaluated as successful and instituted by local units as part of a regular school program. After each program description, the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of contact persons are provided. (RH)

Deusen-Henkel, Jenifer Van

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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

359

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

PubMed Central

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.

2008-01-01

360

Evidence for Common Etiological Influences on Early Literacy Skills in Kindergarten  

PubMed Central

Understanding how the etiology of print awareness and phonological awareness are related to the etiology of decoding can provide insights into the development of word reading. To address this issue, we examined the degree of overlap among etiological influences of pre-reading skills in 1,252 twin pairs in kindergarten. Genetic, shared environmental, and non-shared environmental factors were significant for all three literacy phenotypes. The majority of genetic and shared environmental influence on decoding was due to common factors that included print awareness and phonological awareness. Notably, only a single genetic factor contributed to all three literacy phenotypes but there was additional shared environmental influence common to phonological awareness and decoding. Findings suggest commonalities in the etiology of pre-reading literacy skills that could inform work on the development of reading skill. PMID:23204828

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

2011-01-01

361

Literacy Motivation and School/Non-School Literacies among Students Enrolled in a Middle-School ESOL Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined literacy motivation among middle-school students in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes by using a 20-question survey and semi-structured interview. The survey results identified similarities among students of different genders, but differences between the beginning ESOL group and the more advanced groups,…

Sturtevant, Elizabeth G.; Kim, Grace S.

2010-01-01

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As computers become an increasingly ubiquitous part of young children's lives there is a need to examine how best to harness digital technologies to promote learning in early childhood education contexts. The development of emergent literacy skills is 1 domain for which numerous software programs are available for young learners. In this study, we…

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

2012-01-01

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The California State University Early Assessment Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

365

The bicalutamide Early Prostate Cancer Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for early prostate cancer has yet to be established. A well-tolerated hormonal therapy such as bicalutamide could be a useful treatment option in this setting, either as adjuvant or immediate therapy. A major collaborative clinical trials program was set up to investigate bicalutamide as a treatment option for local prostate cancer (localized or locally advanced disease).

W. A. See; D. McLeod; P. Iversen; M. Wirth

2001-01-01

366

Showing Progress in Early Intervention Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilson, Darla; Brodsky, Meredith

367

Turkish students' scientific literacy scores: A multilevel analysis of data from Program for International Student Assessment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A vast majority of the studies exploring the associations between student and school related factors and standardized test scores were conducted in developed countries. On the other hand, research suggests that the generalization of the findings of those studies to developing countries often leads to incorrect conclusions. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of selected student- and school-level factors on 15-year old Turkish students' scientific literacy achievement. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 database was utilized to explore (a) if there were differences among schools in terms of their mean scientific literacy scores, (b) which student-level factors can explain the differences in students' scores within a particular school, and (c) which school-level factors can explain the scientific literacy differences between schools. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) method was selected as the analytic method due to its usefulness in exploring relationships between a dependent variable and sets of layered independent variables. While the dependent variable of the study was represented by five plausible scores, independent variables consisted of 25 variables. Among those predictors, 15 were measured at student-level (level 1) and grouped in 4 clusters (background characteristics, teaching and learning factors, affective factors, and out-of school science related activities), and the remaining variables were measured at level 2 and grouped under two clusters (school resources and school context). The results of the study indicated that more than half of the variation in students' scientific literacy scores occurred among schools. While eight student-level variables---grade, economic, social and cultural status, general and personal value of science, responsibility for sustainable development, science self-efficacy, in-school time spent on science learning, and hands-on activities---explained about one-third of the variation at the student-level, three school-level predictors---school sector, mean economic, social and cultural status, and mean in-school time spent on learning---accounted for more than 70% of the variation at that level. Several findings of the present study were different than what mainstream research suggested. Instrumental motivation and interest in science were found to be insignificant in predicting scientific literacy of Turkish students; while the students' perceptions about the general value of science had a positive association with scientific literacy, their perceptions on the personal value of science had a negative association. Many factors included in the teaching and learning cluster had either no relationship (investigations and interactions) or negative relationship (hands-on experiences) with the scientific literacy of Turkish students. Teacher-student ratio, lack of instructional resources, and science teacher shortage were among the non-significant predictors of Turkish students' PISA scores.

Yilmaz, Haci Bayram

2009-12-01

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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

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

PubMed Central

Background Self-management programs for patients with heart failure can reduce hospitalizations and mortality. However, no programs have analyzed their usefulness for patients with low literacy. We compared the efficacy of a heart failure self-management program designed for patients with low literacy versus usual care. Methods We performed a 12-month randomized controlled trial. From November 2001 to April 2003, we enrolled participants aged 30–80, who had heart failure and took furosemide. Intervention patients received education on self-care emphasizing daily weight measurement, diuretic dose self-adjustment, and symptom recognition and response. Picture-based educational materials, a digital scale, and scheduled telephone follow-up were provided to reinforce adherence. Control patients received a generic heart failure brochure and usual care. Primary outcomes were combined hospitalization or death, and heart failure-related quality of life. Results 123 patients (64 control, 59 intervention) participated; 41% had inadequate literacy. Patients in the intervention group had a lower rate of hospitalization or death (crude incidence rate ratio (IRR) = 0.69; CI 0.4, 1.2; adjusted IRR = 0.53; CI 0.32, 0.89). This difference was larger for patients with low literacy (IRR = 0.39; CI 0.16, 0.91) than for higher literacy (IRR = 0.56; CI 0.3, 1.04), but the interaction was not statistically significant. At 12 months, more patients in the intervention group reported monitoring weights daily (79% vs. 29%, p < 0.0001). After adjusting for baseline demographic and treatment differences, we found no difference in heart failure-related quality of life at 12 months (difference = -2; CI -5, +9). Conclusion A primary care-based heart failure self-management program designed for patients with low literacy reduces the risk of hospitalizations or death. PMID:16533388

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

2006-01-01

370

Young Learners: Mapping the Beliefs and Practices of Preschool Teachers in Relation to Early Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper introduces the Young Learners' Project, which is a large scale longitudinal study that aims to identify a number of factors associated with positive outcomes in literacy in the first year of school: the role of the preschool teacher, home life and child characteristics. In particular, it presents the design of one sub-study within the…

Brown, Robert; Scull, Janet; Nolan, Andrea; Raban, Bridie; Deans, Jan

2012-01-01

371

Getting the Big Picture: Regulating Knowledge in the Early Childhood Literacy Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of the Commonwealth’s drive to enhance Australia’s competitiveness in the global economy, Australia is five years from implementing ‘National Benchmarks’ to leverage measurable literacy outcomes from schools. This ‘back to basics’ agenda is in tension with another drive to foster advanced thinking skills in children. Teachers are being positioned as deskilled technicians on the one hand and model

Barbara Comber; Susan Nichols

2004-01-01

372

How Does Teaching Experience Affect Attitudes towards Literacy Learning in the Early Years?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers bring a complex array of beliefs and attitudes to the teaching of literacy. The purpose of the study reported in this article was to investigate the nature of teacher attitudes towards the learning and teaching of writing in the first year of school and to identify any broad underlying attitudinal dimensions. The secondary aim was to…

Mackenzie, Noella M.; Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell

2011-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

374

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

375

A Small Corner of the Iceberg: Changing Trends in Early School Literacy in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literacy practices and sociocultural contexts have greatly defined and influenced each other. The role language plays in mobilizing both revolution and progress is well delineated in Congchao Hua's article comparing language learning curriculum in China over three decades, from the 1970s to the 2000s. The universality of the social and political…

Hua, Congchao

2013-01-01

376

20112012 SPECIALTY JOBS LIST Literacy and Math Tutoring Information  

E-print Network

20112012 SPECIALTY JOBS LIST Literacy and Math Tutoring Information Tutoring Programs were information about Literacy and Math Tutoring Program, please contact Student Employment Office 848 originally established as Literacy Tutoring Programs to ensure that all children become successful readers

Hanson, Stephen José

377

The Student Evaluation of the Affiliates Project. Project Implementation Guide. A Guide To Assist Local Literacy Programs in Implementing a Student-to-Student Program Evaluation Process.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a brief implementation guide to assist programs that wish to replicate the project (a literacy tutoring program that sought to determine student needs and encourage student input), as well as an abstract of the project that created it and summaries of the results and participants' responses at two sites. The guide presents…

Literacy Volunteers of America--Connecticut, Hartford.

378

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

379

Critical Literacy and Beyond: Lessons Learned from Students and Workers in a Vocational Program and on the Job.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on the experiences of students in a community college vocational program (approximately 60% African American and 30% Asian American) in banking and finance and the jobs students got and lost in the data center of a bank. Concerns about workers' literacy problems are explored. (SLD)

Hull, Glynda

1993-01-01

380

Hopkinsville-Christian County Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Hopkinsville-Christian County Library (Kentucky) conducted a project that involved recruitment, public awareness, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer-assisted, other technology, and intergenerational/family programs. The project served a community of 50,000-100,000 people, and targeted the learning disabled,…

Nevels, Vada Germaine

381

Improving Dementia Health Literacy Using the FLOW Mnemonic: Pilot Findings from the Old SCHOOL Hip-Hop Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Dementia health literacy is low among the public and likely poses a significant barrier to Alzheimer's disease (AD) symptom recognition and treatment, particularly among minority populations already facing higher AD burden. We evaluated the pilot phase of a novel AD health education program, Old SCHOOL (Seniors Can Have Optimal…

Noble, James M.; Hedmann, Monique G.; Williams, Olajide

2015-01-01

382

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

383

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A compilation of transcripts of 100 bilingual English/Chinese broadcast lessons for workers in the garment industry is presented. The lessons are part of the New York Chinatown Manpower Project's Workplace Literacy Program. With the support of the Sino Radio Broadcast Corporation, the lessons are broadcast daily in the morning and again after the…

Chan, Ha Yin

384

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

385

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Charlottesville, Virginia) conducted a project that involved training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, and computer assisted programs. The project served a population of 100,000-200,000, and targeted the homeless, workforce/workplace learning, and adult non- and new-readers. Tutoring was…

Morris, Karen L.; Porter, Connie

386

Use of a Supplementary Internet Based Education Program Improves Sleep Literacy in College Psychology Students  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Knowledge regarding the importance of sleep in health and performance and good sleep hygiene practices is low, especially among adolescents and young adults. It is important to improve sleep literacy. Introductory psychology is one of the most highly enrolled courses at colleges and universities. This study tested the impact of an Internet-based learning module on improving sleep literacy in this venue. Methods: An Internet-based supplementary learning module containing sleep physiology and hygiene information was developed using content from the Harvard Medical School sleep educational website http://www.understandingsleep.org. Access to the module was provided as an extra credit activity for 2 of 4 sections (Supplemental Sleep, SS, N = 889) of an introductory college psychology course during their standard instruction on sleep and dreaming. The remaining 2 sections (Standard Instruction, SI, N = 878) only were encouraged to visit the website without further direction. Level of knowledge was assessed before and after availability to the module/website and at the end of the semester. Students were asked to complete a survey at the end of the semester inquiring whether they made any changes in their sleep behaviors. Results: Two hundred fifty students participated in the extra credit activity and had data available at all testing points. Students in the SS Group had a significant improvement in sleep knowledge test scores after interacting with the website in comparison to the SI group (19.41 ± 3.15 vs. 17.94 ± 3.08, p < 0.001). This difference persisted, although at a lower level, at the end of the semester. In addition, 55.9% of the SS group versus 45.1% of the SI group indicated that they made changes in their sleep habits after participation in the extra credit sleep activity (p < 0.01). The most common change was a more consistent wake time. Conclusion: Use of a supplementary internet-based sleep learning module has the potential to enhance sleep literacy and change behavior among students enrolled in an introductory college psychology course. Citation: Quan SF; Anderson JL; Hodge GK. Use of a supplementary internet based education program improves sleep literacy in college psychology students. J Clin Sleep Med 2013;9(2):155-160. PMID:23372469

Quan, Stuart F.; Anderson, Janis L.; Hodge, Gordon K.

2013-01-01

387

Auditory temporal-regularity processing correlates with language and literacy skill in early adulthood  

PubMed Central

This work tests the hypothesis that language skill depends on the ability to incorporate streams of sound into an accurate temporal framework. We tested the ability of young English-speaking adults to process single time intervals and rhythmic sequences of such intervals, hypothesized to be relevant to the analysis of the temporal structure of language. The data implicate a specific role for the ability to process beat-based temporal regularities in phonological language and literacy skill. PMID:24168197

Grube, Manon; Cooper, Freya E.; Griffiths, Timothy D.

2013-01-01

388

An Examination of Predictive Bias for Second Grade Reading Outcomes from Measures of Early Literacy Skills in Kindergarten with Respect to English-Language Learners and Ethnic Subgroups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The assessment of early literacy skills during the kindergarten year can provide useful information about student performance in prereading skills, which are predictors of later reading achievement. This study examined the use of fluency-based prompts of student phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, and oral reading at the end of kindergarten…

Betts, Joseph; Reschly, Amy; Pickart, Mary; Heistad, Dave; Sheran, Christina; Marston, Doug

2008-01-01

389

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

390

Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA): An Instructor's Development and Evaluation of an Embedded Signature Assessment in an Early Childhood Literacy Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As of May 2014, all candidates for teacher certification in New York State must successfully complete the teacher performance assessment (edTPA). This article describes an assignment piloted in an early childhood literacy class as an embedded signature assessment and has three goals: to explain the context that led to the development of the…

Noel, Andrea M.

2014-01-01

391

Young Children's Engagement with Digital Texts and Literacies in the Home: Pressing Matters for the Teaching of English in the Early Years of Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has established young children's increasing use of computers and other new technologies in the home. Yet, teaching about digital texts and digital practices most often appears as an addition to early literacy instruction in classrooms where "business-as-usual" maintains an emphasis on print and print-based texts. This article examines two…

Davidson, Christina

2009-01-01

392

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

393

Beyond Decoding: Literacy and Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue contains 21 articles discussing library-sponsored literacy programs, tutoring and programming techniques, and state and national efforts. The articles include: (1) "Beyond Decoding: Literacy and Libraries--Introduction" (Amy Spaulding); (2) "Libraries: Natural Centers for Literacy" (Jacqueline Cook); (3) "Kids Who Read Can Succeed"…

Bookmark, 1992

1992-01-01

394

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

395

Building strong literacy foundations, birth to three years  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  SHELLS (Support at Home for Early Language and LiteracieS) is a program designed for families with children from birth to\\u000a three years of age. It has operated in Australia since 1998. Partnerships are at the heart of SHELLS. Parents know their children,\\u000a their community, and what is culturally appropriate. Facilitators know the community, have educational qualifications, and\\u000a have received specialised

Laurie Makin

2005-01-01

396

Defining Literacies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current literacy crisis, which has spawned numerous studies and generated vigorous debate, is less about decreasing literacy and ability among the North American and worldwide population than it is about who controls literacy, how literacy is used, and who can use literacy. Most who claim there is a literacy crisis are reacting to the…

Wood, Jeffrey W.

397

Literacy Education Action.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Literacy Education Action (LEA) program was established in the fall of 1985 under the initiative of the president of the El Paso Community College (Texas). During 1985 and 1986, LEA concentrated on developing its own literacy tutoring program, including recruiting and training volunteers and community members with reading skills below the…

Clymer, Carol

398

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

399

Developing Early Literacy R e p o R t o f t h e N a t i o N a l e a R l y l i t e R a c y p a N e l  

E-print Network

Developing Early Literacy R e p o R t o f t h e N a t i o N a l e a R l y l i t e R a c y p a N e l A Scientific Synthesis of Early Literacy Development and Implications for Intervention #12;#12;Developing Early Literacy R e p o R t o f t h e N a t i o N a l e a R l y l i t e R a c y p a N e l A Scientific Synthesis

Rau, Don C.

400

Teaching Money Literacy in a Positive Youth Development Program: The Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong  

PubMed Central

In view of the high impact of materialistic orientation among children and adolescents, financial educational programs are provided as preventive measures. Without a clear framework, it is impossible to evaluate these programs. The goals of this paper are threefold. Firstly, the phenomena related to adolescent materialistic orientation and its associated problems in Hong Kong are examined. Secondly, the concept of financial education as a preventive measure is reviewed. Both board and narrow definitions of money literacy are examined. A framework on money literacy for children and adolescents as a founding stone for financial education is proposed. The framework finds its support from a typology proposed by the authors and results from an integration of research findings on dimensions of the concepts of money and success. Finally, curriculum units for Grades 7 to 9 students in a positive youth development program (the Project P.A.T.H.S.) are developed using the framework. PMID:22194664

Lee, Tak Yan; Law, Ben M. F.

2011-01-01

401

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

402

How Do Pre-Service Teachers Cope with a Literacy Intervention Program in a Remote Indigenous Community? The Community Action Support Program in the Northern Territory, Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines a new community education initiative, Community Action Support (CAS) that helps facilitate learning in Indigenous young people from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. CAS is an innovative partnership program between the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and the University of Western Sydney. The core aim of the…

Naidoo, Loshini

2012-01-01

403

Parental Writing Support and Preschoolers' Early Literacy, Language, and Fine Motor Skills  

PubMed Central

The current study examines the nature and variability of parents' aid to preschoolers in the context of a shared writing task, as well as the relations between this support and children's literacy, vocabulary, and fine motor skills. In total, 135 preschool children (72 girls) and their parents (primarily mothers) in an ethnically diverse, middle-income community were observed while writing a semi-structured invitation for a pretend birthday party together. Children's phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, word decoding, vocabulary, and fine motor skills were also assessed. Results revealed that parents provided variable, but generally low–level, support for children's approximation of sound-symbol correspondence in their writing (i.e., graphophonemic support), as well as for their production of letter forms (i.e., print support). Parents frequently accepted errors rather than asking for corrections (i.e., demand for precision). Further analysis of the parent-child dyads (n = 103) who wrote the child's name on the invitation showed that parents provided higher graphophonemic, but not print, support when writing the child's name than other words. Overall parental graphophonemic support was positively linked to children's decoding and fine motor skills, whereas print support and demand for precision were not related to any of the child outcomes. In sum, this study indicates that while parental support for preschoolers' writing may be minimal, it is uniquely linked to key literacy-related outcomes in preschool. PMID:25284957

Bindman, Samantha W.; Skibbe, Lori E.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Aram, Dorit; Morrison, Frederick J.

2014-01-01

404

National Institute for Literacy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the National Literacy Act of 1991 by a bipartisan Congressional coalition, the National Institute for Literacy is the response to requests for a federal office whose prime directive would be to engage in work on the issue of literacy in the United States. The primary work of the Institute is "to ensure that all Americans with literacy needs have access to services that can help them gain the basic skills necessary for success in the workplace, family, and community in the 21st century." To that end, the Institute has developed this Web site, which contains information on their programs and services. Persons with an interest in adult literacy and education should find valuable the Equipped for the Future program, which contains content standards for adult education, and the Literacy and Learning Disabilities section, which deals with research into adult learning disabilities. Equally helpful is the literacy directory that contains information about local literacy programs and fact sheets on literacy gleaned from more than 50 research studies.

405

Changing Approaches to Workplace Literacy (Changes in Literacy).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes workplace literacy pilot programs carried out by the National Automotive Language and Literacy Coordination Unit in the Australian automotive industry. Discusses their systematic and integrated approach to language and literacy issues within the context of accredited mainstream training rather than via separate bridging or remedial…

Waterhouse, Peter J.; Deakin, Rosemary

1995-01-01

406

Outstanding Results--Tomorrow's Challenge. Adult Education Changes Lives: Recipients of the 1998-1999 Secretary's Awards for Outstanding Adult Education and Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book profiles the achievements and best practices of 10 outstanding adult education and literacy education programs in nine states that received the 1998-99 Secretary's Awards from U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley. The programs were selected from 35 nominated programs using the following criteria: program design, instructional…

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

407

National Assessment Program--ICT Literacy Years 6 & 10 School Assessment Exemplars, 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2005, the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) conducted an assessment of Year 6 and Year 10 students across Australia to assess their proficiency in ICT literacy. The 2005 ICT literacy assessment instrument consisted of seven discrete thematic modules. One module, the General Skills Test, included…

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2005

2005-01-01

408

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

409

National Assessment Program--ICT Literacy Years 6 & 10 School Assessment Exemplars, 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The information and assessment materials in these resources have been designed to assist teachers to gauge their own students' proficiency in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) literacy. By examining modules from the National Year 6 and Year 10 ICT Literacy Assessment teachers may be able to design similar tasks and to judge their…

Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

410

The Adult Basic Education Program: A Technological Approach to Adult Literacy Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A description is provided of the development and outcomes of Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC's) Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) Project, a campaign designed to use educational technology, volunteer training, and neighborhood centers to provide literacy education. First, background information is presented on CPCC's involvement in…

Johnston, Cynthia Wilson

411

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

412

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

413

Measuring Early Spanish Literacy: Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance of the "Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Kindergarteners" in Spanish ("PALS español K")  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated the latent factor structure of the "Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Kindergarteners" in Spanish ("PALS español K"). Participants included 590 Spanish-speaking, public-school kindergarteners from five states. Three theoretically-guided factor structures were measured and tested with one half of our…

Huang, Francis L.; Ford, Karen L.; Invernizzi, Marcia; Fan, Xitao

2013-01-01

414

Managing Adult Literacy Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the factors which determine how well adult literacy campaigns succeed in developing countries. Political motivation, the scope of the program, organizational structure, educational resources, teacher characteristics, and the language of instruction are examined. Ten generalizations concerning the planning of effective literacy training…

Noor, Abdun

1982-01-01

415

Women, Literacy and Action: A Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook, to be used in literacy instruction programs, particularly with women, contains six articles concerning women and literacy written by women in Ontario. The articles are the following: "Feminism and Literacy" (Naomi Garber, Jenny Horsman, and Tracy Westell); "Looking at 'Ism's': Visible Minority Women and Literacy" (an interview with…

Breen, Mary, Ed.

416

Early Head Start Participants, Programs, Families, and Staff in 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1994, the federal Early Head Start program was created to address the comprehensive needs of low-income children under age 3 and pregnant women. Since 1965, the Head Start program has served low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services. Programs provide services focused on the…

Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2008

2008-01-01

417

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

418

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 ...

419

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

420

An Inclusive Approach to Improving Early Literacy Skills of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a comprehensive reading program using the Scott Foresman Reading program (Foresman, 2000), supplemented with Torgeson and Bryant's (1994) Phonological Awareness Training for Reading (PATR) program in a general education classroom with four kindergarten special education students identified as…

Wehby, Joseph H.; Lane, Kathleen L.; Falk, Katherine B.

2005-01-01

421

An Evaluation of Early Reading First on Emergent Literacy Skills: Preschool through Middle of First Grade  

E-print Network

Early Reading First is a federal initiative that seeks to buffer against the detrimental effects of poverty on children?s academic outcomes by incorporating all of the elements supported by scientifically-based reading research to address...

Tani-Prado, Sophia

2010-10-12

422

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

(b) Fellowships are awarded to these individuals for the purpose of carrying out short-term, innovative projects that contribute to the knowledge base of the adult education or adult or family literacy...

2010-07-01

423

Graduate School of Education LTRC 501: Foundations of Literacy  

E-print Network

Graduate School of Education LTRC 501: Foundations of Literacy Instructor: Marla Mallette Email literacy theory, research, and practicesin the elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Topics include theories of reading process/literacy, reading and writing connections, reading programs and methodsof

Suzuki, Masatsugu

424

The Impact of a Teacher Preparation Literacy Course on Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching Young Children How to Read  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pre-service teachers enroll in teacher education programs accompanied by their varying perceptions of teaching and learning based on their various experiences at school and home. This study was conducted to examine the impact of an early literacy teacher preparation course on pre-service teachers' perceptions of teaching emergent literacy.…

Leland, Katina M.

2013-01-01

425

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.

426

Student Team Reading and Writing: A Cooperative Learning Approach to Middle School Literacy Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed and evaluated a middle school literacy program designed to meet the needs of urban early adolescents. Findings from evaluation in two schools implementing the Student Team Reading and Writing program and three comparison schools indicated higher achievement for program participants. (SLD)

Stevens, Robert J.

2003-01-01

427

An Exchange Program for Chinese and Canadian Early Childhood Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an exchange program for early childhood teachers established by the University of British Columbia and Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten in Shanghai. Briefly discusses how the cooperative program was initiated, the importance of recognizing cultural considerations in the program, and expected outcomes of the program. (TJQ)

Dixon, Glen

1998-01-01

428

The Early Intervention Program at Rio Hondo College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the fall of 1997, the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program at Rio Hondo College (California) created the Early Intervention Program (EIP) to help recognize and support high-risk students. EOPS is a state-funded program that assists low-income, high risk students in achieving their educational goals. To identify these…

O'Brien, Katherine

429

Using innovative strategies to enhance health promotion critical literacy.  

PubMed

New and improved teaching strategies are required to engage students in meaningful coursework to enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making. Advanced practice nurses are responsible for producing creative and realistic health promotion and disease prevention proposals, which have the potential for implementation as part of a course requirement. Unfortunately, these proposals often lack the sophistication and critical literacy necessary to effectively communicate the student's knowledge and understanding of their ideas. Infusing critical thinking and critical literacy into all curricula is one of the stated goals of the university-wide "Enhancing Critical Literacy Project." This learning-centered program serves as the platform for this article and the early adoption of selected student assessment techniques. Concepts presented as part of a critical literacy enhancement seminar provides the theoretical underpinning of this approach and is designed to encourage student innovation through creative writing. A detailed description of the various strategies and their implementation are discussed. PMID:16512870

Harvard-Hinchberger, Patricia Ann

2006-01-01

430

Constructivism in Family Literacy Practices: Parents as Mentors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Utilizing an effective literacy program as a case study, the social-constructivist approach to family literacy is discussed in this article. The role of literacy programs as mentor to the apprentice family and the consequent transformation of family to child-mentor is described. Through review of an effective faintly literacy program, it is…

Cook-Cottone, Catherine

2004-01-01

431

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

432

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.

433

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

434

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

435

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

436

U.S. Adult Literacy Program Practice: A Typology across Dimensions of Life-Contextualized/Decontextualized and Dialogic/Monologic. NCSALL Report #2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study created a typology of 271 adult literacy programs nationwide describing their distribution along two dimensions: (1) relevance of materials to learner needs and sociocultural context (life-contextual/decontextual), and (2) extent of learner control of decisions about program activities (dialogic/monologic). A questionnaire elicited…

Purcell-Gates, Victoria; Degener, Sophie; Jacobson, Erik

437

The Pennsylvania ABLE Administrators Handbook, 1996 Edition. A Guide for Administrators of Programs Providing Adult Basic and Literacy Education Services in Pennsylvania.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, which is intended for administrators of programs providing adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) services in Pennsylvania, contains 59 individually authored papers devoted to planning, managing, and improving ABLE programs. The following are among the topics discussed in the guide's five sections: understanding the role of the ABLE…

Reiff, Tana, Ed.

438

Master's Education Programs in Literacy and Their Effect on Inservice Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative case study was threefold. First, it sought to identify factors which influence belief change of teachers who pursued master's literacy education programs. Second, this study sought to determine whether teachers' experiences in the master's programs were transformative, and if so, to what extent.…

King-Cooey, Sarah E.

2012-01-01

439

Efficacy of Computer-Assisted Instruction for the Development of Early Literacy Skills in Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two studies examined the efficacy of using computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to supplement a phonics-based reading curriculum for preschoolers and kindergartners in an urban public school system. The CAI programs provided exercises in phonological awareness and basic phonics skills. We compared treatment classes using CAI with control classes…

Macaruso, Paul; Rodman, Alyson

2011-01-01

440

Promoting Early Literacy of Preschool Children: A Study of the Effectiveness of "Funnix Beginning Reading"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thirty-seven students from a suburban community in the southern United States were randomly assigned to receive 30 minutes of additional instruction each day in their usual language arts curriculum or 30 minutes of instruction with the Direct Instruction program, "Funnix Beginning Reading". Instruction for the "Funnix" group was provided by high…

Stockard, Jean

2010-01-01

441

Culturally-Tailored Education Programs to Address Health Literacy Deficits and Pervasive Health Disparities among Hispanics in Rural Shelbyville, Kentucky  

PubMed Central

Objectives This investigation was conducted to evaluate the impact of culturally-tailored education on health knowledge among Hispanic residents of rural, Shelbyville, KY. Design The program identified specific pathways to address health literacy deficits and disparities identified through a community-wide health assessment completed in 2010. Results A total of 43 Hispanic males who shared deficiencies in community-wide health infrastructure were enrolled in the program. The curriculum included an introductory session followed by five, subject-specific, sessions offered on a weekly basis from February to April 2011. Pre/post-test assessments showed marked improvement in knowledge base for all participants after each session, most notably related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The group reconvened in January 2012 for follow-up instruction on cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as global assessment of knowledge retention over a nine-month period. Comparisons of pre/post testing in cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as global health-related knowledge showed significant gains for all parameters. Conclusions Health education programs that embrace perceptions of the community of their own health, and that integrate knowledge into culturally-sensitive education, significantly improved health knowledge among Hispanic residents in rural Kentucky. Such gains may translate into sustainable improvements in health literacy and help reduce health disparities. PMID:25401044

Ramos, Irma N; Ramos, Kenneth S; Boerner, Aisa; He, Qiang; Tavera-Garcia, Marco A

2014-01-01

442

The Elusive Goal of World Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue is devoted to discussions of world literacy and national programs which comparative studies indicate may be used as models for future UNESCO international campaigns. Individual articles explore economic incentives for literacy motivation, radio learning projects, media programs in Jamaica, literacy improvement in Somalia, and a…

Bhola, H. S.; And Others

1980-01-01

443

Could One Become Literate in Literacy Courses?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to determine the literacy skill level of the adults who participated in the basic level literacy programs when they complete the program and to investigate the relation of the determined level of literacy skill with socio-economic features of adults. Research is a descriptive study using mixed-method design. Study is…

Yildiz, Ahmet

2011-01-01

444

Diabetes Literacy: Health and Adult Literacy Practitioners in Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes pedagogy in a series of "diabetes literacy" programs involving culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The programs were jointly delivered in local community sites, including neighbourhood centres and public housing halls, by qualified nutritionists from a public health service and adult literacy teachers…

Black, Stephen

2012-01-01

445

Financing Early Childhood Education Programs: State, Federal, and Local Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The landscape of financing early childhood education in the U.S. is complex. Programs run the gamut from tuition-supported private centers to public programs supported by federal, state, or local funds. Different funding streams are poorly coordinated. The federal government funds several major targeted programs that are available only to specific…

Hustedt, Jason T.; Barnett, W. Steven

2011-01-01

446

Findings from the Survey of Early Head Start Programs: Communities, Programs, and Families. Final Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early Head Start is a comprehensive, two-generation federal initiative begun in 1995 aimed at enhancing the development of infants and toddlers while strengthening low-income families. This report contains information from the Survey of Early Head Start Programs. Beyond the need for an updated picture of the Early Head Start program, the Survey of…

Vogel, Cheri A.; Aikens, Nikki; Burwick, Andrew; Hawkinson, Laura; Richardson, Angela; Mendenko, Linda; Chazan-Cohen, Rachel

2006-01-01

447

Literacy for What? Some Lessons from Africa.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a discussion of the rethinking of the role of literacy in African nations. Emphasis is needed on measurement concepts for peasants. Cultural motivations are suggested as important considerations when planning literacy programs. (SA)

Belloncle, Guy

1980-01-01

448

Science literacy programs for K-12 teachers, public officials, news media and the public. Final report, 1994--1997  

SciTech Connect

On 12 July 94, The Institute for Science and Society received the above titled grant for $300,000 with an additional $323,000 awarded 14 August 95. The Institute completed the programs provided by the Department of Energy grant on 28 February 97. These programs for teachers, public officials, news media and the public will continue through 31 December 97 with funding from other sources. The Institute is a non-profit 501-c-3 corporation. It was organized {open_quotes}... to help increase science literacy in all segments of the population and contribute to a more rational atmosphere than now exists for the public consideration of societal issues involving science and technology, both regional and national.{close_quotes} Institute personnel include the Honorable Mike McCormack, Director; Joan Harris, Associate Director; Kim Freier, Ed.D, Program Manager; and Sharon Hunt, Executive Secretary.

NONE

1997-03-01

449

Multiple Literacies: The Whole Mind at Work.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes literacies for young children in language and the visual and musical arts and possible connections between them. Provides examples to show how children's arts literacies are laden with social, emotional, and cultural meanings. Considers the potential of using arts literacies in early childhood education, focusing on the Reggio Emilia…

Nelson, Jo Ann N.; Zobairi, Nillofur

1999-01-01

450

Parent-Child Literacy Strategy: Progress Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Parent-Child Literacy Strategy (P-CLS) focuses on intergenerational educational approaches that integrate adult literacy instruction and early oral language development for children from birth to age six for economically and socially disadvantaged families. The objectives of the Parent-Child Literacy Strategy are: (1) To enhance the oral…

Alberta Advanced Education, 2006

2006-01-01

451

Head Start Emergent Literacy Project. Training Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This training manual was designed to provide information and support to Head Start teachers, staff, and parents in the area of emergent literacy. The first section, "What is Emergent Literacy and Why Should We Do It?" addresses the concept of emergent literacy, identifying six key elements: (1) learning to read and write begins very early in life;…

Nelson, Carol J.; And Others

452

Teaching OOP with Financial Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students lose interest in learning programming when the materials are not related to their lives. A challenge facing most students is that they lack the financial literacy necessary to manage their debts. An approach is developed to integrate financial literacy into an object-oriented programming (OOP) course. The approach is effective in…

Zhu, Hongwei

2011-01-01

453

A Longitudinal Study of Literacy Teacher Visioning: Traditional Program Graduates and Teach for America Corps Members  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current high-stakes educational context compels many schools and school systems to encourage teachers to use restrictive literacy teaching practices, which are unlikely to meet students' diverse needs. These restrictions typically fall on novice teachers, who enter the field through various preparation routes, because they often work in…

Parsons, Seth A.; Malloy, Jacquelynn A.; Vaughn, Margaret; La Croix, Leslie

2014-01-01

454

Promoting Academic Literacy with Technology: Successful Laptop Programs in K-12 Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the main challenges that US schools face in educating English language learners is developing their academic literacy. This paper presents case studies of two K-12 schools that successfully employ high-technology environments, including laptop computers for each student, toward the development of English language learners' academic language…

Warschauer, Mark; Grant, David; Del Real, Gabriel; Rousseau, Michele

2004-01-01

455

Draft Plan of Operation for a Functional Literacy Pilot Program in Swaziland June-July 1971.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A planned full-time "functional literacy" course that was to be held during June and July 1971 in Ekuhlamukeni and Nqabaneni (Swaziland) is discussed. The experimental pilot project was to be sponsored by the Sebenta National Institute, the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland Division of Extra Mural Services, and by the Ministry of…

Sebenta National Inst. (Swaziland).

456

Enhancing Reading Literacy in Elementary Children Using Programming for Scientific Simulations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reading literacy has been a major problem for American students for the past several years. Educators have struggled to find a solution to this problem that will help students while at the same time maintain their interest in the subject matter. Educational video games and other e-learning technologies have made their way into classrooms and homes…

Williams, Alexandria; Rouse, Kenneth; Seals, Cheryl; Gilbert, Juan

2009-01-01

457

Lafayette Adult Reading Academy (LARA) and St. Elizabeth Hospital Employee Literacy Program. Final Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A two-pronged project model aimed to reduce the volume and increase the usefulness of health care materials and improve the literacy, verbal communication, and problem-solving skills of hospital employees. Regular meetings with hospital staff led project personnel to begin training with the cleaning staff in the areas of fire safety, back care,…

Lafayette School Corp., IN.

458

From an Initiative to a Program: Making the Case for Information Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The UCLA Library has had a long-standing commitment to the attributes espoused by the teaching library model outlined in the seminal essay by Stoffle, Guskin and Boisse, "Teaching, Research, and Service: The Academic Library's Role" (1984). Information literacy was identified as a goal in the Library's strategic plan in late 2001. This served as…

Brasley, Stephanie Sterling

2007-01-01

459

Improving literacy in rural India: cellphone games in an after-school program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Literacy is one of the great challenges in the developing world. But universal education is an unattainable dream for those children who lack access to quality educational resources such as well-prepared teachers and schools. Worse, many of them do not attend school regularly due to their need to work for the family in the agricultural fields or households. This work

Matthew Kam; Anuj Kumar; Shirley Jain; Akhil Mathur; John Canny

2009-01-01

460

Early rehabilitation programs after laparoscopic colorectal surgery: Evidence and criticism  

PubMed Central

During the past several decades, early rehabilitation programs for the care of patients with colorectal surgery have gained popularity. Several randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses have confirmed that the implementation of these evidence-based detailed perioperative care protocols is useful for early recovery of patients after colorectal resection. Patients cared for based on these protocols had a rapid recovery of bowel movement, shortened length of hospital stay, and fewer complications compared with traditional care programs. However, most of the previous evidence was obtained from studies of early rehabilitation programs adapted to open colonic resection. Currently, limited evidence exists on the effects of early rehabilitation after laparoscopic rectal resection, although this procedure seems to be associated with a higher morbidity than that reported with traditional care. In this article, we review previous studies and guidelines on early rehabilitation programs in patients undergoing rectal surgery. We investigated the status of early rehabilitation programs in rectal surgery and analyzed the limitations of these studies. We also summarized indications and detailed protocol components of current early rehabilitation programs after rectal surgery, focusing on laparoscopic resection. PMID:24379571

Kim, Duck-Woo; Kang, Sung-Bum; Lee, Soo-Young; Oh, Heung-Kwon; In, Myung-Hoon

2013-01-01

461

Information Literacy Programs and Research: Reflections on "Information Literacy Programs and Research: An International Review" by Christine Bruce. 2000. "The Australian Library Journal" 49 no. 3: 209-218.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although in the late 1990s there was much discussion as to whether the idea of information literacy was necessary or had longevity, global interest in the phenomenon has increased rather than diminished. Information literacy standards have been developed and become widely accepted in educational systems. Research centres for information literacy

Bruce, Christine

2011-01-01

462

Early Head Start Participants, Program, Families and Staff in 2013  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1994, the federal Early Head Start (EHS) program was created to address the comprehensive needs of low-income pregnant women and children under age 3. EHS was launched almost 30 years after Head Start was established in 1965 to serve low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families with comprehensive early education and support…

Walker, Christina

2014-01-01

463

Early Head Start Participants, Programs, Families and Staff in 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1994, the federal Early Head Start (EHS) program was created to address the comprehensive needs of low-income pregnant women and children under age 3. EHS was created almost 30 years after Head Start was established in 1965 to serve low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services.…

Schmit, Stephanie

2013-01-01

464

Collaboration and Subsidized Early Care and Education Programs in Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a result of policy changes following welfare reform in 1996 and the costs associated with providing high-quality early care and education for children of low-income working families, agency collaboration in the state of Illinois has become an increasingly salient feature of subsidized early care and education programs (SECE). The authors…

Spielberger, Julie; Zanoni, Wladimir; Barisik, Elizabeth

2013-01-01

465

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science education is an often neglected portion of the curriculum in elementary school, particularly in the primary grades. While early childhood educators have many choices in their curricula, two constants remain, literacy and math education. Ideally, young children need science along with literacy and mathematics. This study investigated how one kindergarten teacher used science to enhance her literacy program and how this use of science in her classroom affected her teaching beliefs. The case study took place in a publicly funded early childhood education center devoted to teaching kindergarten children in the small town of Summers in rural northern California. "Ann" was a master kindergarten teacher who historically used developmentally appropriate activities to support her literacy instruction. She was posed with the suggestion of infusing science into her literacy program and over the course of one school year, she was observed planning, implementing, and reflecting on six integrated science and literacy units. Ann's general teaching beliefs as well as her beliefs about teaching literacy and science were explored in order to investigate whether her experience with the integrated science and literacy units had altered her teaching beliefs. It was discovered that not only had Ann significantly changed the way she taught science, her beliefs about teaching science had changed and had moved towards mimicking her pro-active and positive beliefs about teaching literacy.

Potter, Gregory Ralph

466

Young Learners: Teachers' Conceptualisation and Practice of Literacy in Australian Preschool Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines how literacy is defined and enacted by teachers in early childhood programmes pointing to the differing ways views of early literacy impact practice. It is argued here that early literacy development during the years before school is dependent on children's experiences of having literacy activities modelled around them and the…

Scull, Janet; Nolan, Andrea; Raban, Bridie

2012-01-01

467

Challenges Facing Early Childhood Programs Worldwide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author presents the challenges faced by early childhood education in 29 countries, according to the World Forum National Representatives and Global Leaders for Young Children. The countries represented in these responses include: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan,…

Neugebauer, Roger

2008-01-01

468

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

469

Hypertension in Early-Stage Kidney Disease: An Update From the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. Systolic blood pressure as an associated feature of CKD has not been fully explored in community volunteer and nationally representative samples of the US population. Methods: This cross-sectional analysis evaluated hypertension and early-stage CKD in participants in the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP), a voluntary community-based health screening program

Rigas Kalaitzidis; Suying Li; Changchun Wang; Shu-Cheng Chen; Peter A. McCullough; George L. Bakris

2009-01-01

470

The Brookline Early Education Project: Resolving Methodological Issues in Evaluating an Early Childhood Education Program Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Brookline Early Education Project (BEEP) was initiated to determine the cost effectiveness of providing comprehensive diagnostic and educational services for 285 very young children and their parents. The primary goal of the program is to bring the family, the school, and the medical profession into a working relationship early in the child's…

Bryk, Anthony S.

471

Evaluation of the Content Literacy Continuum: Report on Program Impacts, Program Fidelity, and Contrast. Final Report. NCEE 2013-4001  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the findings of a rigorous experimental impact evaluation and implementation study of one such intervention, the Content Literacy Continuum (CLC), developed by researchers at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. This evaluation of CLC was conducted by three partnering organizations: REL Midwest, MDRC, and…

Corrin, William; Lindsay, James J.; Somers, Marie-Andree; Myers, Nathan E.; Meyers, Coby V.; Condon, Christopher A.; Smith, Janell K.

2012-01-01

472

Reading-Related Literacy Learning of Young Adults with Down Syndrome: Findings from a Three Year Teaching and Research Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following an examination of the ways in which literacy is taught in the Literacy and Technology Hands-On (LATCH-ON) project at the University of Queensland, Australia, this article describes some of the reading-related literacy learning of 17 young adults with Down syndrome who participated in the 2-year course. (Contains references.) (CR)

Moni, Karen B.; Jobling, Anne

2001-01-01

473

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM...service in an early childhood education program. (a)(1...early mathematics), social, emotional, and physical...

2010-07-01

474

Literacy Toolkit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The toolkit contains print and electronic resources, including (1) "eMERGing Literacy and Technology: Working Together", A 492 page curriculum guide; (2) "LitTECH Interactive Presents: The Beginning of Literacy", a DVD that provides and overview linking technology to the concepts of emerging literacy; (3) "Your Preschool Classroom Computer Center:…

Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, 2005

2005-01-01

475

Media Literacy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are the web links associated with my media literacy lessons based on \\"Media Madness - an insiders guide to Media\\" by Dominic Ali Part 1 : Media Literacy Take the Are you Literate Quiz Media Literacy Quiz Sitcom Clip Sitcom Clip Commercial Clip Commercial Clip CD Covers CD Cover: Abby RoadCD Cover: SGT PeppersDark side of the Moon ...

Morey, Mrs.

2008-04-13

476

"They're a Lot Cleverer than I Thought": Challenging Perceptions of Disability Support Staff as They Tutor in an Adult Literacy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Being literate empowers individuals to be effective consumers, to be informed about lifestyle options, to read aesthetically for relaxation and enjoyment and to further their knowledge of people and places that can enable them to participate more fully in communities. However, there are limited literacy opportunities and programs specifically…

Moni, Karen B.; Jobling, Anne; van Kraayenoord, Christina E.

2007-01-01

477

A Longitudinal Study of the Effect of Integrated Literacy and Basic Education Programs on Women's Participation in Social and Economic Development in Nepal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Nepal, Girls' and Women's Education Initiative and the Girls' and Women's Education Policy Research Activity (GWE-PRA) investigated the impact of women's integrated literacy programs in the country's development by examining measures of socio-economic status, as well as indicators of women's social and economic development, including" (1)…

Burchfield, Shirley; Hua, Haiyan; Baral, Dyuti; Rocha, Valeria

478

National Workplace Literacy Program. Garment-Related Bilingual (English & Chinese) T.V. Broadcast Lessons. Book I: Episodes 1-15.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains a series of 15 garment-related bilingual (English and Chinese) television broadcast lessons produced by the National Workplace Literacy Program of Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. (Other partners were the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and the Greater Blouse, Skirt and Undergarment Association in…

Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc., New York, NY.

479

Pre-SPC Math for Foundry Workers. A Lesson Developed for Robinson Foundry and Bodine-Robinson as Part of a National Workplace Literacy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed as part of a National Workplace Literacy Program, this lesson focuses on terms and mathematical operations associated with Statistical Process Control (SPC) in the foundry industry. With appropriate assistance and preparatory work, workers testing between grades 4 and 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education Locator should be able to use…

Rasmussen, Bonnie

480

A Case Study of Bi-Literacy Development among Children Enrolled in an Italian-English Dual Language Program in Southern California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines bi-literacy development among 60 children enrolled in an Italian-English dual language (DL) program in Southern California. Using a variety of measures including (1) oral reading fluency (ORF), (2) accuracy scores, and (3) standardized test for the assessment of reading (STAR) test's estimates of reading ability for…

Montanari, Simona

2014-01-01

481

National Assessment of Adult Literacy 2002 Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Center for Education Statistics has posted a new Webpage devoted to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy 2002 program which will assess the current status of the English-language literacy skills of adults in the United States. The site presently offers a description of the purposes and goals of the program; posted and forthcoming working papers on adult literacy assessment; and previews of the published reports the program will produce over the next three years, including data on national, state, and international comparisons of literacy, results by major population subgroups, and relationships between background variables and literacy attainment. The site also provides links to related literacy sites and, most helpfully for those doing research in literacy issues, a link to the full text of the 1992 National Assessment of Adult Literacy, which includes an overview of all of the program's adult literacy statistics and conclusions about long-term and short-term literacy trends.

National Center for Education Statistics.

482

The Benefits of Early Child Development Programs: An Economic Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a framework for estimating the economic benefits of early child development (ECD) programs and applies the framework to preliminary data from the Bolivian ECD program (known as the PIDI Project). The evaluation quantifies the benefits of increased lifetime productivity as a result of ECD enrollment. The evaluation also takes…

van der Gaag, Jacques; Tan, Jee-Peng

483

Early Childhood Mentoring Programs: A Survey of Community Initiatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mentoring programs offer experienced caregivers and directors new encouragement to remain in the field by helping them learn to share their skills with others and grow in the profession. This report is the result of an information-gathering process among mentoring programs for early childhood educators in the United States. Following an…

Breunig, Gretchen Stahr; Bellm, Dan

484

Oregon Title 1-M Early Childhood and Elementary Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Brief descriptions of Oregon Title 1-M early childhood and elementary education programs for migrant children from infants to grade 8, along with lists of contact persons for each program, include reading, pre-school skill development, English as a second language, individualized instruction, utilization of community services, and parental…

Lugo, Alfredo Morales, Comp.

485

The Role of Epistemological Beliefs in Preservice Teachers' Interpretation of Video Cases of Early-Grade Literacy Instruction  

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This study investigated how preservice teachers' beliefs about the nature of knowledge influence how they learn from, and interact with, a case-based hypermedia system designed to highlight exemplary elementary literacy instruction. Specifically, we examined if teacher preparation students' epistemological beliefs influenced what cases they…

Yadav, Aman; Koehler, Matthew

2007-01-01

486

The Play-Literacy Nexus and the Importance of Evidence-Based Techniques in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing body of research has focused on the role of play in young children's literacy development and early-literacy learning. In reviewing this research, the authors define the play-literacy nexus as that space where play, language, and emerging literacy behaviors converge and interact. They describe findings about the play-literacy nexus…

Roskos, Kathleen; Christie, James

2011-01-01

487

Adult Literacy, Learning Identities and Pedagogic Practice  

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This article discusses the relationship between persistence in adult literacy and numeracy programs, changes in the participants' attitudes to engaging in learning and pedagogic practices using data from eight Scottish literacy education organizations. It argues that literacy learning can act as a resource that enables vulnerable adults to change…

Crowther, Jim; Maclachlan, Kathy; Tett, Lyn

2010-01-01

488

Information literacy in university library user education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to determine the essential features of information literacy; what role it should play in university library user education; and how programs can be best implemented. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The researchers systemically surveyed and reviewed publications related to information literacy and library user education. Findings – It was found that a well-designed information literacy

Kuan-nien Chen; Pei-chun Lin

2011-01-01

489

Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Literacy  

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Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Literacy Program of Study (39 credits) Effective August of required study and electives) EDRD 640: Foundations and Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice (3) EDRD 641: Teaching Reading and Writing in Content Areas (3) EDRD 729: Literacy Methods

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Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Literacy  

E-print Network

Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Literacy Program of Study (39 credits) Effective May of required study and electives) EDRD 640: Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice (3) EDRD 641: Teaching Reading and Writing in Content Areas (3) EDRD 729: Literacy Methods (3) EDRD 747: Critical Survey

491

21st Century Skills Literacy in  

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enGauge® 21st Century Skills Literacy in the Digital Age www.ncrel.org/engauge FOR 21ST CENTURY Skills: Literacy in the Digital Age Gina Burkhardt CEO/Executive Director, NCREL Margaret Monsour Deputy Dawson Program Associate, Center for Technology, NCREL enGauge® 21st Century Skills: Literacy

Al-Qahtani, Mohammad

492

Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Literacy  

E-print Network

Master of Arts in Education Concentration: Literacy Program of Study (39 credits) Effective August of required study and electives) EDRD 640: Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice (3) EDRD 641: Teaching Reading and Writing in Content Areas (3) EDRD 729: Literacy Methods (3) EDRD 747: Critical Survey

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Bootlegging Literacy Sponsorship, Brewing up Institutional Change  

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This paper considers how community literacy programs factor into broader economies of literacy development. The author analyzes two Appalachian community literacy projects, Shirley Brice Heath's ethnographic project in the Carolina Piedmont and Highlander Research and Education Center's organizing efforts with the Appalachian People's Movement, to…

Carrick, Tracey Hammler

2007-01-01

494

The Effectiveness of the Houghton-Mifflin Reading and Language Arts Program on Third-Grade Reading Achievement  

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Students reading below grade proficiency have been a concern for educators. Students who attended third grade at this Title 1 intermediate school have demonstrated a lack of early literacy skills as measured using a variety of assessments. An early literacy reading program was initiated in 2008; however, the effectiveness of the instructional…

Clark, Mary L.

2012-01-01

495

Literacy, Community, and Widening Access (Changes in Literacy).  

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Presents a brief summary of the development and impact of a project at Yorkshire's Sheffield Hallam University which participates with the local literacy program to increase access to higher education for members of minority communities. Discusses the national context; Sheffield's five community literacy campaigns (African-Caribbean, Bangladeshi,…

Spriggs, Len; Steyne, David; Weatherald, Cal

1998-01-01

496

Maternal Involvement in the Home Literacy Environment: Supporting Literacy Skills in Children with Cochlear Implants  

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This study examines the home literacy environment in a group of mothers and their early-school-age children with cochlear implants (N = 16). The goals of this investigation are to (a) describe the characteristics of the home literacy environment and (b) study the relationships between home literacy factors and children's reading skills. Mothers…

DesJardin, Jean L.; Ambrose, Sophie E.; Eisenberg, Laurie S.

2011-01-01

497

Oakton Community College: Early Childhood Career Opportunities (ECCO) Program. Program Description Based on Grant Abstract.  

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The Early Childhood Career Opportunities (ECCO) Program is a 21-week program of intensive training that provides limited-English-proficient Hispanic, Indian, and Pakistani adult students with the required skills for entry-level positions in the child care field. Courses in early childhood focus on child growth and development, introduction to…

Kerwin, Sheila

498

Evaluation Planning, Evaluation Management, and Utilization of Evaluation Results within Adult Literacy Campaigns, Programs and Projects (with Implications for Adult Basic Education and Nonformal Education Programs in General). A Working Paper.  

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Addressed to professionals involved in program evaluation, this working paper covers various aspects of evaluation planning, including the following: planning as a sociotechnical process, steps in evaluation planning, program planning and implementation versus evaluation planning and implementation, the literacy system and its subsystems, and some…

Bhola, H. S.

499

The Impact of a One-to-One Laptop Computer Program on the Literacy Achievement of Eighth-Grade Students with Differing Measured Cognitive Skill Levels Who Are Eligible and Not Eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program Participation  

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The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a one-to-one laptop computer program on the literacy achievement of eighth-grade students with above average, average, and below average measured cognitive skill levels who are eligible and not eligible for free or reduced price lunch program participation. The study analyzed, student…

Weber, Eric G.

2012-01-01

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Music and Early Literacy  

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We have likely all heard of the so-called "Mozart Effect," the claim that listening to music increases intelligence. While the often-cited 1993 study never actually claimed such a profound conclusion, the resultant publicity focused the nation's attention on the evidence of music's positive effect on various types of cognitive skills. Such an…

Telesco, Paula J.

2010-01-01