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ERIC Number: EJ781456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Continuity and Change in Home Literacy Practices of Hispanic Families with Preschool Children
Perry, Nancy J.; Kay, Sascha Mitchell; Brown, Ashley
Early Child Development and Care, v178 n1 p99-113 Jan 2008
The aim of this qualitative study was to examine how Latino immigrant families incorporate school-based interactive literacy activities into their existing home literacy practices. Findings revealed that Hispanic parents appropriate school-related literacy activities into their existing repertoire when they believed it would best help their children to succeed academically. At the same time, parents modified school-related literacy activities to reflect their existing cultural beliefs and practices. These complex patterns of adapting school literacy practices into home literacy interactions revealed that Hispanic parents: (a) emphasise pleasure and interactivity in literacy activities; (b) merge supportive and direct instruction scaffolding strategies into home literacy instruction; (c) impart moral messages while engaging in interactive literacy activities with their children; and (d) activate linguistic resources by creating opportunities for bilingual literacy events to occur during school-designed interactive literacy activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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