ERIC Number: ED426783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Early Literacy Experiences in the Home. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This "Indicator of the Month" presents data on early literacy experiences in the homes of American children. In addition to data tables, key findings are summarized in the text. Key findings are: (1) in 1996, more than 80 percent of children ages 3-5 were read to three or more times or told a story in the past week by a parent or family member, while 38 percent had visited a library in the past month, and the percentage of children who were read to or told a story increased between 1991 and 1996; (2) children ages 3-5 who were not enrolled in preprimary education were just as likely to have been told a story in the past week by a parent or family member as their peers enrolled in kindergarten, but they were less likely to have been read to three or more times in the past week or to have visited a library in the past month; (3) white children ages 3-5 were more likely to have received these early literacy experiences than black or Hispanic children; (4) children whose parents had at least a bachelor's degree were more likely to have been read to or to have visited a library than children whose parents had only a high school diploma or GED. (EV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Extracted from "The Condition of Education, 1998."