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Zhang, Qilong – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
A sociocultural approach to emergent literacy and growing concerns over the de-emphasis on literacy of the New Zealand early childhood education curriculum "Te Whariki" call for locally situated emergent literacy programmes co-constructed by teachers, parents and children. While teachers' approach to emergent literacy takes centre stage…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Robertson, Sarah-Jane L.; Reese, Elaine – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This study aimed to examine which genres parents are reading to children and for themselves. Furthermore, it aimed to examine mothers' and fathers' shared reading strategies for different book genres in relation to children's language and literacy development. Parents shared a narrative and an expository book with their preschool-aged children.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Material Selection, Parents, Language Acquisition
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Soler, Janet; Openshaw, Roger – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2007
There is currently intense national and international interest in which particular methods of teaching reading are the most effective for early literacy acquisition. The great bulk of research work that is cited in these debates, however, focuses almost exclusively on the evaluation and comparison of particular programmes underpinned either by…
Descriptors: Phonics, Politics of Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis