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ERIC Number: EJ866225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Oracy and Literacy Practices in a Japanese Kindergarten: A Theoretical Examination
Shirakawa, Yoko; Iwahama, Rieko
Early Child Development and Care, v179 n5 p587-594 Jul 2009
This article first introduces oracy and literacy education practices in a Japanese kindergarten classroom. The authors then take up three episodes of oral interactions between five-year-old children and their teachers and examined the meaning of these oracy activities as children's building the base in the literacy world. Finally, the authors suggest the importance of the teacher's role in scaffolding children's construction of oracy and literacy. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan