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ERIC Number: EJ762690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
Electronic Books versus Adult Readers: Effects on Children's Emergent Literacy as a Function of Social Class
Korat, Ofra; Shamir, A.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v23 n3 p248-259 Jun 2007
We compared the effects of children's reading of an educational electronic storybook on their emergent literacy with those of being read the same story in its printed version by an adult. We investigated 128 5- to 6-year-old kindergarteners; 64 children from each of two socio-economic status (SES) groups: low (LSES) and middle (MSES). In each group, children were randomly assigned to one of three subgroups. The two intervention groups included three book reading sessions each; children in one group individually read the electronic book; in the second group, the children were read the same printed book by an adult; children in the third group, which served as a control, received the regular kindergarten programme. Pre- and post-intervention emergent literacy measures included vocabulary, word recognition and phonological awareness. Compared with the control group, the children's vocabulary scores in both intervention groups improved following reading activity. Children from both interventions groups and both SES groups showed a similarly good level of story comprehension. In both SES groups, compared with the control group, children's phonological awareness and word recognition did not improve following both reading interventions. Implications for future research and for education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
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Language: English
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