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ERIC Number: EJ1093827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
Examining Text Environments in Elementary Chilean Classrooms
Orellana-Garcia, Pelusa; Sailors, Misty
Literacy Research and Instruction, v55 n2 p163-181 2016
In this study, we examine the social practices related to literacy in classrooms in Chile in order to examine school-based literacy practices. We also examined the constraints and affordances literacy learning offered Chilean students. Through our case study and cross-case analysis, we discovered that although the classrooms contained an assortment of materials, they only offered an "adequate" amount and quality of texts; there were very few local texts. There were differences in the understanding and valuing of texts by students of differing reading abilities. Our research has implications for teacher professional development and teacher education, as well as future research endeavors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Chile
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