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ERIC Number: EJ887359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Developing Early Literacy Skills: Things We Know We Know and Things We Know We Don't Know
Lonigan, Christopher J.; Shanahan, Timothy
Educational Researcher, v39 n4 p340-346 2010
This rejoinder provides responses to the conceptual concerns expressed in the nine critiques published in this issue of "Educational Researcher" of the 2008 National Early Literacy Panel report. It explains the necessity of adhering to clearly established study selection parameters in conducting trustworthy meta-analyses and the need to be cautious in claims made on the basis of empirical evidence. The rejoinder summarizes the report's extensive analyses of language development data and highlights substantial empirical evidence that contradicts the critics' claims about alphabetic code-related skills. Also included are pointed discussions of the critics' conceptual arguments concerning shared reading activities, parent/home literacy programs, English-language learners, and early childhood education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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