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Neumann, Michelle M.; Neumann, David L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Young children living in technology-based communities are using touch-screen tablets (e.g. iPads) to engage with the digital world at an early age. The intuitive touch-screen interface, easily downloadable apps (applications) and mobility of tablets drive their increasing popularity with pre-schoolers. This review examines research to date on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Roskos, Kathleen A.; Christie, James F.; Widman, Sarah; Holding, Allison – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2010
In this literature review, we examined 30 years of play-literacy inquiry through a quantitative lens in order to identify, assemble and summarize studies of sufficient methodological strength to form a corpus of research that encourages meta-analytic thinking. First, a multi-phase search of the literature was conducting yielding 192 studies that…
Descriptors: Play, Effect Size, Emergent Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Whitmore, Kathryn F.; Martens, Prisca; Goodman, Yetta M.; Owocki, Gretchen – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
This article is a synthesis of early literacy research organized according to critical lessons that delineate our shared knowledge base that we name a 'transactional perspective on early literacy development.' The critical lessons are grouped into three sets to present the continuum of methodological stances that interpretive researchers take as…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Research Methodology, Language Research, Preschool Children