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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Mol, Suzanne E.; Neuman, Susan B.; Strouse, Gabrielle A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The very definition of print exposure has evolved in recent years as has the production of new media for infants and toddlers. Recognising that parents now have a confluence of media to select from, our study was designed to provide a richer understanding of home-literacy environments among 100 infants. Three profiles of families' home media…
Descriptors: Infants, Printed Materials, Parents, Parent Participation
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Mol, Suzanne E.; Bus, Adriana G. – Psychological Bulletin, 2011
This research synthesis examines whether the association between print exposure and components of reading grows stronger across development. We meta-analyzed 99 studies (N = 7,669) that focused on leisure time reading of (a) preschoolers and kindergartners, (b) children attending Grades 1-12, and (c) college and university students. For all…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Recreational Reading, Leisure Time, Opportunities
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Mol, Suzanne E.; Bus, Adriana G.; de Jong, Maria T. – Review of Educational Research, 2009
This meta-analysis examines to what extent interactive storybook reading stimulates two pillars of learning to read: vocabulary and print knowledge. The authors quantitatively reviewed 31 (quasi) experiments (n = 2,049 children) in which educators were trained to encourage children to be actively involved before, during, and after joint book…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Vocabulary Development, Early Reading
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Mol, Suzanne E.; Bus, Adriana G.; de Jong, Maria T.; Smeets, Daisy J. H. – Early Education and Development, 2008
Book reading has been demonstrated to promote vocabulary. The current study was conducted to examine the added value of an interactive shared book reading format that emphasizes active as opposed to noninteractive participation by the child. Studies that included a dialogic reading intervention group and a reading-as-usual control group, and that…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Reading Aloud to Others, Effect Size, Literacy