ERIC Number: ED263542
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Publication Date: 1982
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Literacy before Schooling.
Ferreiro, Emilia; Teberosky, Ana
The reflections and theses on preschool children's literacy development presented in this book are the result of an experimental project carried out in Buenos Aires from 1974 to 1976. Chapter 1 discusses the educational situation in Latin America, traditional methods of reading instruction, contemporary psycholinguistics, the pertinence of Piaget's theory, and general characteristics of the research. Chapter 2 examines formal aspects of the graphic system and their interpretation, and chapter 3, "Reading with Pictures," explores the relationship between print and picture. Chapter 4 deals with reading without pictures and interpreting the parts of a text; chapter 5 discusses reading acts young children witness, including their understanding of oral and silent reading; and chapter 6 considers the evolution of writing, from preschool writing to the writing of school children. Chapter 7 deals with dialect variations, reading, and the ideological content of typical basal readers. The final chapter discusses problems, precautions, pedagogical consequences, historical solutions, and theoretical implications. (EL)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Experience, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Learning Experience, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Letters (Alphabet), Literacy, Observational Learning, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Readiness, Writing Readiness
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