ERIC Number: EJ878277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Relating Preschool Quality to Children's Literacy Development
Cunningham, Denise D.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v37 n6 p501-507 Apr 2010
Preschool classrooms were investigated to determine the extent to which quality is related to children's literacy development. The study included 24 classrooms of 428 prekindergarten children in a large, urban Midwestern school district. Results suggest that global classroom quality and literacy environment quality are strongly related. Literacy environment quality and children's literacy abilities are also related. Differences in classroom quality were found to have an impact on children's literacy scores--the higher the quality, the higher the scores. This article also describes lessons learned from the investigation and provides suggestions for teachers and administrators for improving quality to enhance literacy development.
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Educational Quality, Urban Schools, Classroom Environment, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
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