ERIC Number: ED248948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Developing Awareness of Print: A Young Child's First Steps Toward Literacy. Educational Review: Off-set Publication Number Two.
This book concerns the growth of a single child, as reported by her mother, from her first encounters with books and print to the beginnings of independent reading and writing. The study took place mainly between the child's third and fourth birthdays, during which period weekly tape recordings were made of story-reading sessions with one or both of her parents. Samples of her writing were also collected, and notes were made of relevant comments. The tape recordings generally reflected the child's spontaneous interest in a particular book and were not taken at fixed times of the day. The mother viewed her child as a maker of hypotheses, active in her own growth, and as someone who tests and amends her comprehension on the basis of varied experiences. (RH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Early Reading, Language Acquisition, Literacy, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Writing Readiness
Secretary to the Editors, Educational Review, Faculty of Education, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Birmingham Univ. (England). Faculty of Education.
Identifiers: Early Writing; Print Awareness
Note: Revised version of a Master's Thesis, University of Birmingham.