ERIC Number: ED348667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Emerging Literacy in the Early Childhood Years: Applying a Vygotskian Model of Learning and Development.
Mason, Jana M.; Sinha, Shobha
That the emergent literacy perspective is gaining influence in the United States as a way of studying children's literacy acquisition. This report interprets emergent literacy research in light of the Vygotskian theory of learning and development. First, the report compares the emergent literacy perspective to the more traditional reading readiness perspective, then it describes the Vygotskian perspective and applies it to emergent literacy. Finally, it suggests how the Vygotskian model of learning and development can be applied to promoting literacy acquisition in early childhood programs and instruction. (Eighty-seven references are attached.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Reading, Urbana, IL.