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Whittingham, Colleen E.; Hoffman, Emily Brown; Rumenapp, Joseph C. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2018
This research presents reflections from focus group discussions with childcare providers and parents of preschoolers in one African American community situated within a large Midwestern city in the United States. The purpose of this study was to examine parents' and childcare providers' conceptions of literacy and language related to school…
Descriptors: African American Children, Black Dialects, Language Usage, Parents
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Flewitt, Rosie; Messer, David; Kucirkova, Natalia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
In this paper, we discuss how iPads offer innovative opportunities for early literacy learning but also present challenges for teachers and children. We lent iPads to a Children's Centre nursery (3- to 4-year-olds), a primary school reception class (4- to 5-year-olds) and a Special School (7- to 13-year-olds), discussed their potential uses with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Pataki, Kristen W.; Metz, Alexia E.; Pakulski, Lori – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2014
Purpose: This study examined whether theme-related play increased subsequent engagement in storybook reading in preschool children with typical hearing and with hearing loss. Method: This study employed a counterbalanced experimental design. In all sessions, participants engaged in free play first and then were read a storybook. In the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Hearing Impairments, Play, Learner Engagement