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Acevedo, María V. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Children's life experiences can position their exploration of global cultural communities within early childhood classrooms. Some early childhood educators, however, are concerned that many young children do not have direct experience of global cultures and thus believe that differences between cultural practices will be confusing to young…
Descriptors: Play, Cultural Awareness, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Schachter, Rachel E.; Piasta, Shayne B.; Justice, Laura M.; O'Connell, Ann A.; Yeager Pelatti, Christina – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This study investigated the dimensionality of the physical literacy environment of early childhood education classrooms. Data on the classroom physical literacy environment were collected from 245 classrooms using the Classroom Literacy Observation Profile. A combination of confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis was used to identify five…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Environment, Literacy Education, Factor Analysis
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Walsh, Rosalind L.; Hodge, Kerry A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
A review of 20 experimental, shared book reading (SBR) interventions using questioning strategies with preschool children was conducted. The studies were analyzed in terms of their quality, focus, and the questioning strategies employed. Although there were few methodological concerns about the studies conducted, treatment fidelity and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Experimental Groups, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Moses, Annie M.; Golos, Debbie B.; Roemen, Brynn; Cregan, Gabrielle E. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
Children, from birth, acquire literacy within various contexts, including in early childhood educational settings. In the United States, there has been renewed attention from the public, the government and educators to increase the quality of early childhood education. Particular focus has been on settings serving children who are at risk for of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Deafness, Hearing (Physiology), Preschool Teachers
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Worthington, Maulfry; van Oers, Bert – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This study builds on recent research into young children's pretend play. Social literacy practices and events in which children engaged were investigated to reveal features of their meaning making. Drawing on Vygotsky's view of the social nature of symbol use and writing, it stresses the significance of cultural and social features of meanings and…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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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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Hackett, Abigail; Somerville, Margaret – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This paper examines the potential of posthumanism to enable a reconceptualisation of young children's literacies from the starting point of movement and sound in the more-than-human world. We propose movement as a communicative practice that always occurs as a more complex entanglement of relations within more-than-human worlds. Through our…
Descriptors: Literacy, Young Children, Humanism, Movement Education
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Wohlwend, Karen E.; Peppler, Kylie A.; Keune, Anna; Thompson, Naomi – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Two approaches to materiality (i.e. mediated discourse and agential realism) are compared to explore their usefulness in tracking literacies in action and artefacts produced during a play and design activity in a preschool makerspace. Mediated discourse analysis has relied on linguistic framing and social semiotics to make sense of multimodality.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Shared Resources and Services, Discourse Analysis, Play
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Hermansson, Carina; Saar, Tomas – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This article explores how the processes of writing and writers emerge and transform in two examples of Swedish early childhood educational writing practices. Students' writing is a multifaceted activity involving a myriad of interconnected elements; however, to make sense of what is going on, more knowledge is needed about the connectivity, the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Writing (Composition), Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction
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Burnett, Cathy – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
At a time of increasing calls from policy makers for the use of "hard evidence" in driving decision-making at national and local levels in educational contexts, this article contributes to debates about evidence-based practice in early literacy research. It proposes that a reliance on studies designed to generate 'hard' evidence limits…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Innovation
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Nutbrown, Cathy; Clough, Peter; Levy, Rachael; Little, Sabine; Bishop, Julia; Lamb, Terry; Yamada-Rice, Dylan – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
This paper explores the changing roles of families in children's developing literacy in the UK in the last century. It discusses how, during this time, understandings of reading and writing have evolved into the more nuanced notion of "literacy." Further, in acknowledging changes in written communication practices, and shifting attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Role, Emergent Literacy, Educational History
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Kervin, Lisa; Turbill, Jan; Harden-Thew, Kathryn – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
The face of early childhood education continues to change. In Australia, the national early childhood guidelines, "Early Years Learning Framework" (2009) and the "National Quality Framework" have articulated and defined the work of early years' educators in a range of areas, including literacy. Both frameworks state that their…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries
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Leonard, Alison E.; Hall, Anna H.; Herro, Danielle – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This paper explores dance as literacy. Specifically, it examines qualitative case study research findings and student examples from a dance artist-in-residence that explored curricular content using dance as its primary mode of enquiry and expression. Throughout the residency, students constructed meaning through their dance experiences in dynamic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Literacy, Kindergarten
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Reyes, Iliana; Da Silva Iddings, Ana Christina; Feller, Nayalin – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine how preservice teachers, from a funds of knowledge perspective, in a community-based early childhood teacher preparation programme learned about the language and (bi)literacy development of young English emergent bilinguals. Through a series of in-depth home observations their early childhood education…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy
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D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Rodgers, Emily; Harmey, Sinéad; Brownfield, Katherine – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
There is a critical need, according to national policy statements in the United States, to integrate information and communication technologies into instruction, and yet research about the effect of such integration on the literacy learning of at-risk populations is scant. In addition, barriers exist that prevent teachers from realizing the goal…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Information Technology, Technical Education
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