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ERIC Number: ED431325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
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Family, Culture, School, and Community: Reflections on Language and Literacy Development.
Lapadat, Judith C.
A study qualitatively analyzed the recollections of nine women concerning their early language and literacy development as it related to the family, cultural, school, and community experiences and contexts. Subjects were enrolled in a graduate education seminar in language development, ranged in age from 24 to 48 years, and had diverse professional experiences, personal backgrounds, and language backgrounds. The students kept journals reflecting on their personal histories of language and literacy development, particularly from preschool years to the end of adolescence, recalling significant events, situations, and people in their learning and ways in which their learning and language use made a difference in their lives. Inductive schematic analysis of the entries was conducted to discover themes and patterns within and across individual experiences in nine topic areas: family and home; peers/friends; school/teachers; books/literacy; oral/aural traditions and experiences; culture and language(s); community/environment; perceptions of self (characteristics and experiences); and trauma and major life events. Results are summarized in each topic area, and some general conclusions are drawn. Contains 26 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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