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ERIC Number: EJ1193916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
The Deconstruction and Understanding of Pre-Literacy Development and Reading Acquisition
De Witt, M. W.; Lessing, A. C.
Early Child Development and Care, v188 n12 p1841-1854 2018
Many South African children struggle in acquiring literacy and reading skills. It seems as if caregivers may be missing an important aspect in guiding children's emergent reading development. The question is whether there are underlying concepts needed for emergent literacy and the acquisition of reading skills. The nature of the reading process and prerequisite skills were determined through a critical review of the literature and the deconstruction of the reading process. The critical review was more than description and included analysis and conceptual innovation as we seek to identify significant items in the field of emergent reading and the reading process. This research method was supplemented by an exploratory mode of inquiry to develop new ideas with regard to reading acquisition. A number of underlying concepts were identified. Findings from this research may serve to support teachers in solving the problem of low reading achievement amongst school beginners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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