ERIC Number: ED441220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Phonemic Awareness Skills in Kindergarten Students from English and Non-English Speaking Homes.
A study focused on a comparison of phonemic awareness skills between kindergarten students from English-speaking and non-English-speaking homes. The subjects, 267 kindergarten students in a major urban school system south of Boston, Massachusetts, participated in a phonemic awareness development program over a four-month period. The participants were classified into two categories according to the primary language spoken in the home: English (EHL) and non-English (NEHL). Posttest results indicated phonemic skill gains for both groups. Although the NEHL group had lower scores than the EHL group on both the prettest and the posttest, effect size measures (standardized differences and eta-squared) supported a larger program effect for the NEHL group. Implications for urban educators are discussed. (Contains 17 references and 5 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).