ERIC Number: ED384860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Documenting the Child's Everyday Home Experiences: The Ecological Inventory as a Resource for Teachers. Instructional Resource No. 11.
Sonnenschein, Susan; And Others
This paper describes the Ecological Inventory, a technique developed to document the range and frequency of literacy-related activities available in pre-kindergartners' everyday lives. This technique can be used by teachers to broaden understanding of their students' home-based experiences. Results from the Ecological Inventory can be used as a basis for improved understanding between teachers and parents, for developing classroom educational plans, and for identifying the socialization agents in children's lives. Contains 25 references. Appendixes present guidelines for telling parents about the diaries, guidelines for diary keeping, and the Ecological Inventory. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.; National Reading Research Center, College Park, MD.