ERIC Number: ED252843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Developing Literacy: Young Children's Use of Language.
Parker, Robert P., Ed.; Davis, Frances A., Ed.
Recognizing that language itself is not an isolated entity but part of a larger social, cultural, and cognitive context, the papers in this book investigate the relationships among all aspects of language--reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Literacy is dealt with as the development of language in young children. Issues related to this theme are explored from many different viewpoints--the researcher, the teacher, the psychologist, and the anthropologist--and studies from several countries are analyzed and synthesized to form theoretical constructs. Guiding principles, or models, based on these constructs are presented that suggest ways in which older people can help young children become literate. The following papers are included: "Adult Assistance to Language Development: Scaffolds, Models, and Direct Instruction" (C. B. Cazden); "Thinking and Experience: The Cognitive Base for Language Experience" (I. Athey); "Language Development and Learning to Write: Theory and Research Findings" (R. P. Parker); "Children's Use of Language and Learning to Read" (J. Tough); "Beginning Reading Development: Strategies and Principles" (Y. M. Goodman); "Creating Minds, Created Texts: Writing and Reading (J. Birnbaum and J. Emig); "Writing: What For?" (N. Martin); "The Reading Transaction: What For?" (L. M. Rosenblatt); "Schooling and the Growth of the Mind" (R. P. Parker); "Developing Literacy: Observation, Analysis, and Mediation in Schools" (F. A. Davis); and "Reading and Writing in the Real World: Explorations into the Culture of Literacy" (D. M. Smith). (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Language, Cultural Influences, Educational Research, Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Listening Skills, Literacy, Reading Skills, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods, Theories, Writing Skills
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714 (Book Number 531, $7.00 member, $10.00 nonmember).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.