ERIC Number: ED248483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Awakening to Literacy. The University of Victoria Symposium on Children's Response to a Literate Environment: Literacy before Schooling (Victoria, British Columbia, October 1982).
Goelman, Hillel, Ed.; And Others
The result of an international symposium conducted in Canada, this book contains articles by experts in the fields of anthropology, linguistics, psychology, sociology, and education on the subject of preschool children and literacy. The book is divided into three sections dealing with literacy and culture, learning to be literate, and literacy and cognition. The 15 articles discuss the following topics: (1) learning to read culturally, or literacy before schooling; (2) social and institutional influences on the development and practice of literacy; (3) families as environments for literacy; (4) the achievement of preschool literacy for mother and child; (5) Puerto Rican kindergarten children learning literacy through play; (6) the child as teacher; (7) the development of literacy; (8) the significance of reading to young children for literacy development; (9) literacy at home and at school; (10) the leap from computer procedure to reading ability; (11) the creative achievement of literacy; (12) the underlying logic of literacy development; (13) speech and writing, and modes of learning; (14) oral language antecedents of literacy; and (15) language, mind, and reading. The book concludes with commentaries on the nature and events of the symposium, and on its implications. (HTH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Cultural Influences, Early Reading, Family Relationship, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Learning Processes, Literacy, Microcomputers, Oral Language, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction, Social Influences, Writing (Composition)
Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 70 Court St., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
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