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ERIC Number: EJ902062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
A Descriptive Review and Meta-Analysis of Family-Based Emergent Literacy Interventions: To What Extent Is the Research Applicable to Low-Income, Ethnic-Minority or Linguistically-Diverse Young Children?
Manz, Patricia H.; Hughes, Cheyenne; Barnabas, Ernesto; Bracaliello, Catherine; Ginsburg-Block, Marika
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v25 n4 p409-431 4th Qtr 2010
The acquisition of emergent literacy for young children who are ethnic-minority, low-income or non-English speaking is threatened by myriad social risks. Given the need for empirically-supported interventions for these groups, a comprehensive literature review was undertaken, involving both a descriptive review and a meta-analysis. The 31 selected published articles each satisfied criteria for being an intervention study involving caregivers in its delivery to children between the ages of two to six years. A meta-analysis was conducted using a subset of 14 studies that utilized an experimental or quasi-experimental design. This two-pronged review demonstrated significant limitations in the generalizability of this literature to these important groups of children. Future directions for advancing intervention development are presented. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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