ERIC Number: EJ495305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Describing Oral Language Opportunities and Environments in Head Start and Other Preschool Classrooms.
Smith, Miriam W.; Dickinson, David K.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v9 n3-4 p345-66 1994
Describes the nature of children's oral language experiences in Head Start and other preschool programs serving low-income families and relates those experiences to broader features of the classrooms' programs. Finds that small class size, teacher education levels, and developmentally appropriate curricula are positively associated with high levels of teacher-child interaction and child language development. (MDM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Attainment, Language Acquisition, Oral Language, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Speech Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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