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Ren, Li; Hu, Guangwei – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2013
Social capital--the social relations between people--is an important component of the family environment and is crucial for the creation of human capital for the next generation. Drawing on James S. Coleman's theory of family capital, this study focuses on parents' utilization of social capital to support children's literacy acquisition in four…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2013
This article reports on an ethnographic study involving the literacy practices of two multilingual Chinese children from two similar yet different cultural and linguistic contexts: Montreal and Singapore. Using syncretism as a theoretical tool, this inquiry examines how family environment and support facilitate children's process of becoming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Multilingualism, Children