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ERIC Number: EJ869868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1918-5227
Family Literacy Environment and Early Literacy Development
Kirby, John R.; Hogan, Brenda
Exceptionality Education International, v18 n3 p112-130 2008
A battery of reading-related and reading measures was used to select samples of good (N = 30) and poor readers (N = 19) in Grade 1. Parents of these children completed a questionnaire about current and preschool home literacy practices and socio-economic status (SES). The 2 groups were compared with t tests and in a discriminant analysis. The t tests indicated that the homes of the good and poor readers differed in many characteristics, including several aspects of home literacy, numbers of books in the home, and mothers' education. The 2 best unique discriminators of the groups were parents' teaching of letters and mothers' education. The limitations of the study and the implications are discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada