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Owodally, Ambarin Mooznah Auleear – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2013
Mauritius is a multilingual island, where there is a linguistic and literacy paradox. While Mauritian Creole dominates as the spoken language of the population, English and French are the main print languages, as well as the main languages of literacy and education. In such a complex situation, preschool is an interesting terrain in which to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Speech
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Nixon, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
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…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Internet, Preschool Education
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Bearne, Eve – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2009
This article argues for the development of a framework through which to describe children's multimodal texts. Such a shared discourse should be capable of including different modes and media and the ways in which children integrate and combine them for their own meaning-making purposes. It should also acknowledge that multimodal texts are not…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Young Children
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
Recent conceptions of identity view people's identities as multiple and situated. The ways we see ourselves are filtered through the relationships we share with others, the knowledges and experiences we bring, and the contexts within which we live and learn. McCarthey and Moje (2002) explain that the identities we construct shape our literacy…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Emergent Literacy, African American Students, Young Children
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Kennedy, Eileen – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2006
Children who speak different home languages and dialects in a monolingual classroom often carry the challenge of having to develop literacy in a different language. This article presents a qualitative study of five first graders who speak different home languages in an inner city mainstream English classroom. Through interviews, classroom writing,…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Student Development, Grade 1, English (Second Language)
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Bialostok, Steve – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
Alexis de Tocquevile (1969: 506) predicted that Americans would be prone to isolation and increasing individualism, 'which disposes each citizen to isolate himself from the mass of his fellows and withdraw into the circle of family and friends; with this little society formed to his taste; he gladly leaves the greater society to look after…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Literacy Education, Ideology, Emergent Literacy
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Gregory, Eve; Williams, Ann; Baker, Dave; Street, Brian – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
A principal aim of the National Curriculum in England was to ensure equality of opportunity for all children, regardless of race or social class. This aim was strengthened through the introduction of the National Literacy Strategy 10 years later which set out to standardize not just the literacy curriculum itself but also the materials and methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, National Curriculum, Literacy