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ERIC Number: ED518636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct-21
Pages: 188
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 157
Literature on Early Literacy Instruction in Four Languages (Chinese, Korean, Navajo, Russian).
Thurlow, Martha; Liu, Kristin; Albus, Debra; Shyyan, Vitaliy
National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota
This report, sponsored by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), is a summary of evidence-based research on teaching reading to Chinese, Korean, Navajo, and Russian children. It complements a recent summary of the literature on teaching reading to Spanish speaking students. There is a significant need for evidence-based research on children who learn to read in languages other than English. The research reviewed in this report represents the linguistic background of several of the largest subgroups found in the K-12 limited English proficient (LEP; sometimes also referred to as English language learners or ELLs) student population nationwide. From this research, teachers and policymakers can gain a better understanding of the variations in definitions of literacy across cultures and how the language of a country or people affects the ways in which reading is taught. This understanding can be applied to decisions about the teaching of reading in English to second language learners. Appended are search terms, Websites searched, journals searched, information requests, methods, annotations, and literature summaries.
National Center on Educational Outcomes. University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-626-1530; Fax: 612-624-0879; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes; Council of Chief State School Officers; National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
Identifiers - Location: China; Russia; South Korea