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ERIC Number: EJ1140226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
School-Age Homeless Children: Crucial Transporters of Literacy Activities in the Shelter
Warsi, Sadia
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p39-52 Win 2007
While research on emergent literacy development provides a comprehensive picture of the factors that are conducive to children's early literacy development, environments of young preschool children living in overnight and residential shelters have not been investigated from an emergent literacy perspective. Results of my comprehensive study on the emergent literacy development of children living at a homeless shelter uncovered the role of older school-age children (among other factors) in providing unique opportunities for younger children's literacy interactions. This article aims to describe these children's activities in detail in an attempt to promote further research and discussion in the area of homeless children's educational and literacy development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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