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ERIC Number: ED130256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Preschool Experiences on Achievement in Reading.
Smith, Mary L.
This paper reviews the literature concerning preschool experiences which affect reading development. An attempt is made to isolate and describe experiences which, according to research, enhance reading achievement. Since 1960, many different early childhood education programs have been developed for educationally disadvantaged children. An analysis of the three basic types of curricula for these programs--programmed, open framework, and child centered--reveals that structured prereading programs elicit greater reading gains than the other two formats. Generally, however, research indicates that perceptual, intellectual, emotional, experiential, and language factors have varying degrees of importance with regard to childrens' ability to learn to read. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (20th, Miami, October 20-23, 1976)