ERIC Number: EJ887360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Lessons from My Mother: Reflections on the National Early Literacy Panel Report
Neuman, Susan B.
Educational Researcher, v39 n4 p301-304 2010
This review focuses on the inclusion criteria for the selection of studies in the National Early Literacy Panel report. It argues that the interpretation of early literacy is overly narrow and ignores the important role of background knowledge and conceptual development. To make this argument, it examines studies of comprehension in content areas and shows how domain-specific knowledge uniquely contributes to literacy learning. It suggests that code-based skills do not sufficiently account for early literacy development. Rather, content-rich settings in which skills are learned through meaningful activity help children acquire the broad array of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that build a foundation for literacy learning.
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reflection, Research Reports, Evaluation Criteria, Meta Analysis, Research Methodology, Selection Tools, Educational Research, Criticism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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