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ERIC Number: EJ1059553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
"The Dog Project:" Implications for Instruction
Robertson, Joanne Marie
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v14 p84-92 Spr 2004
In this photo essay, I examine the social contexts of literacy development through an exploration of a unique organization called "The Dog Project." In this descriptive narrative, I document the ways children's interactions with their peers, the instructors, and the dogs in the project fostered their sense of self-efficacy, their sustained engagement with texts, and their motivation to read and write. I draw implications for the establishment of kind, empathetic, and familiar learning environments in the early years of instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York