Search results for: Emergent literacy
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Advancing Early Literacy Learning for All Children: Implications of the NELP Report for Dual-Language Learners
In this article, the authors examine the implications and limitations of the National Early Literacy Panel report on the early care of young children who are dual-language learners. The authors explore the relevance of the report for dual-language learners. In particular, the authors examine the practice in this and other national synthesis reports of extrapolating implications for the education of young dual-language learners based on a broader population of children.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to share the findings of a 4-year qualitative study investigating the relationships forged and teaching ideologies constructed by Latino pre-K teachers via critical “storying” within a culturally responsive professional learning community. Findings suggest that as teachers learned to recognize, listen to, and learn from the personal/professional individual and collective life histories of each other, their teaching efficacy was enhanced increasing their ability to develop effective literacy instruction that was culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of young children.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2010
This self-study explores the author’s mediation as a literacy teacher educator in the context of a professional development undertaking that involved developing and leading an early school years literacy course. The author examines the tensions that arose in the light of her own professional history and explore ways that the tensions led her to reconcile conflicting messages through processes of reframing. This self-study advances knowledge about teacher education in terms of its role in mediating connections between research, policy and practice, identifying some of the tensions that occur in this mediation and illustrating how, as teacher educators, we can use these tensions to reframe our mediation.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2010
Understanding Singaporean Preschool Teachers' Beliefs about Literacy Development: Four Different Perspectives
Investigating teachers' beliefs may shed light on their activities in the classroom, and in turn, on the pedagogical process itself. A study involving Q-methodology was conducted in Singaporean preschools to investigate some teachers' perceptions of early literacy development and instruction. The study revealed four viewpoint groups among the 30 preschool teachers who participated in the study, and possible teacher characteristics that distinguish the viewpoints from each other.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
The Effect of Curriculum, Coaching, and Professional Development on Prekindergarten Children's Literacy Achievement
The study empirically assessed one community's efforts to close the literacy's gap between its advantaged and disadvantaged children. Over a 3-year period, a grassroots venture consisting of business, university and public school personnel provided teachers in 22 California state preschool classrooms with a literacy-rich curriculum. They also provided the teachers with weekly support from a literacy coach and professional development on early literacy acquisition and instruction.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009