Search results for: Language development
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Teaching for Diversity: A Literature Overview and an Analysis of the Curriculum of a Teacher Training College
This article starts with an overview of the literature aiming to answer the question of what the knowledge aspect of teacher competence entails in urban schools. The conclusion of the overview identifies five areas of expertise needed by teachers who are to teach classes of pupils from diverse backgrounds: (1) language development, (2) pedagogy, (3) social interaction and identity, (4) parental involvement, and (5) schools and community. The second part of the article describes the results of an analysis of the curriculum of a teacher training college in one of the largest cities in the Netherlands. The authors conclude with recommendations regarding the curriculum.
Updated: May. 02, 2016
The authors argue that although the National Early Literacy Panel report provides an important distillation of research, the manner in which the data are reported underrepresents the importance of language. Unlike code-related skills that develop rapidly during the years studied, language develops over an extended time span. Because it is relatively difficult to devise interventions that dramatically alter children’s language abilities, the authors of this response are concerned that schools will target the more malleable code-based skills.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
This meta-analysis examines the effects of vocabulary interventions on pre-K and kindergarten children’s oral language development. Results indicated that children’s oral language development benefited strongly from these interventions. However, the authors argue that vocabulary interventions are not sufficiently powerful to close the gap—even in the preschool and kindergarten years.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2011
Does Creative Drama Promote Language Development in Early Childhood? A Review of the Methods and Measures Employed in the Empirical Literature
This systematic review of the literature synthesizes research from a number of disciplines and provides a succinct distillation of the methods and measures used to study the impact of creative drama on the language development of young children. An analysis of the merits and limitations of the reviewed studies reveals a number of methodological problems that threaten the validity, reliability, and credibility of drama research.
Updated: Apr. 07, 2008
The article examines a study into early childhood education in Singapore regarding language and literacy development, given its importance to subsequent academic achievement. 79 teachers of 4-6 year-old children were surveyed. Findings indicate that almost all teachers viewed their primary goal as fostering the children's ability to communicate and express themselves.
Updated: Jan. 09, 2008