ERIC Number: ED213041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Their Language and World: Initial Encounters with Print. Final Report.
Harste, Jerome C.; And Others
The first of a two-volume final report, this document focuses on a study of written language growth and development among 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-year old children. The first section of the document contains five essays dealing with race, sex, age, socioeconomic status, and language; orchestrating the literacy event; reading and writing as context-specific literacy events; stages to strategies in literacy development; and a methodology for studying written language growth and development. The major portion of the document contains an analysis of the first three of seven simple tasks the subjects of the study were asked to perform: reading print common to their environment, writing their names and anything else they wished to write, and drawing a picture of themselves and signing their names. A detailed description of the procedures followed in the administration of these tasks is included in an appendix, as is a copy of the taxonomy derived from the data for purposes of data reduction and analysis. (A forthcoming volume will report on the remaining four tasks.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of Language Education.