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Harwood, Debra; Collier, Diane R. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
Children's intra-actions with the natural world offer an important lens to revisit notions of literacies. They allow for a decentring of humans--here children--as actors. Also, forest schools and nature-based learning programmes are increasingly erupting across North America, although more commonplace in Europe for a longer period. In this…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Story Telling, Preschool Children
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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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Torr, Jane – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2004
This study analyses how pre-school children who differ in terms of maternal education respond to and interpret the images and written text in the same two picture books, one informational "The Sleepy Book" (Zolotow and Bobri, 1960) and one narrative "The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed" (Cooper, 1996). Twelve children were recorded in their homes…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Mothers, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers