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Kucirkova, Natalia – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
This review integrates literature on cross-disciplinary quantitative and qualitative studies related to children's reading on screen published between January 2016 and September 2017, with a focus on the researchers' epistemological perspectives on knowledge and learning. Johri's (2011) framework of socio-material assemblages, which synthesises…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Childrens Literature, Books, Research Methodology
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James-Gallaway, ArCasia D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
With a focus on methods courses, this article makes a case for social studies teacher educators to employ in their pedagogy an intersectional perspective. I ask social studies teacher educators to consider critical history monographs, specialized book-length studies that center on marginalized perspectives, as pedagogical tools that complement…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Educators, History Instruction, Methods Courses
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Neuman, Susan B.; Celano, Donna; Portillo, Maya – American Educational Research Journal, 2021
Recognizing the academic benefits of access to print for young children, book distribution programs abound in the United States. Designed to promote book ownership for low-income families, programs have unique delivery systems, leading to a largely fragmented policy. This article describes an urban city's effort to build a coordinated book…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Reading Materials, Books, Low Income Groups
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Chen, Victor; Furuya, Yukiko – Editorial Projects in Education, 2020
In fall of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center set out to gain a clearer sense of nationwide teacher and teacher education perceptions and practices by sending out two surveys about topics related to early reading instruction, especially as it related to phonics. One survey was taken by 674 K-2 and elementary special education teachers who indicated…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Phonics
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Flewitt, Rosie – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This paper reports on UK primary school teachers' and children's app developers' views about the potential of using personalized digital resources to promote young children's reading and play with 'smart toys'. Many existing digital resources are 'personalised', that is, the content of a story or game is tailored to an individual child, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology
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Shin, Jaran; Sailors, Misty; McClung, Nicola; Hoffman, James V.; Pearson, P. David; Kaambankadzanja, Davie; Mwale, Liveness – Literacy, 2020
Children in low-income, postcolonial countries such as Malawi have few opportunities with quality reading materials that promote independence as readers. In this study, we argue that access to locally produced text relevant to linguistic and cultural contexts is a fundamental human right for children throughout the world. Situating this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Books, Childrens Rights
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McGeown, Sarah; Bonsall, Jane; Andries, Valentina; Howarth, Danielle; Wilkinson, Katherine – Journal of Research in Reading, 2020
Background: Primary school children engage in a wide range of reading activities, yet we lack insights into why children choose to read different text types. Furthermore, recent studies of reading motivation have been dominated by quantitative research; however, qualitative research is necessary to ensure that children's voices are represented…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Materials, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Bayraktar, Hatice Vatansever; Firat, Buket Acikses – Higher Education Studies, 2020
The purpose of this study is to examine the level of primary school students' attitudes towards reading and whether they differ according to various variables. Descriptive scanning model was used in the research. The universe of the research consists of primary school students studying in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in Istanbul. The sample of the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2020
The authors conducted their latest National Literacy Trust Annual Literacy Survey between January and mid-March 2020. This Annual Literacy Survey was their most popular to date, with 58,346 children and young people aged 9 to 18 from 315 UK schools participating. This year they also asked a few questions to explore the extent to which children and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Diversity, Reading Materials
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Neuman, Susan B.; Moland, Naomi – Urban Education, 2019
We examine the influence of income segregation on a resource vital to young children's development: a family's access to books in early childhood. Income segregation reflects the growing economic segregation of neighborhoods for people living in privilege (1%) compared with those in poverty or near-poverty (20%). After describing recent…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Neighborhoods, Low Income Groups, Poverty
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2019
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children across the United States. The focus of this issue is "Early Learning." Contents include: (1) Current Proposals for Texas' Investment…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Student Characteristics
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Leland, Christine H.; Bangert, Sara E. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2019
According to the American Library Association, book censorship is on the rise. While many censored books are adolescent novels, some titles for younger children are challenged as well. Books dealing with difficult social issues have been targets for censors historically, but recent attacks have focused on books portraying members of the lesbian,…
Descriptors: Activism, Art Activities, Preservice Teachers, Censorship
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Zhang, Zhiying; Webb, Stuart – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
This study investigated the effects of reading bilingual books on vocabulary learning. Eighty-two Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) learners read different versions of the same text: English-only text, English text with target words glossed, English text followed by the Chinese text, and Chinese text followed by the English text. A…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Books, Reading Materials, Vocabulary Development
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Rvachew, Susan; Thompson, Dahlia; Carolan, Elizabeth – Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 2019
Girls often outperform boys on measures of literacy achievement. This gender gap in literacy performance has been observed to be persistent over developmental time, consistent across multiple domains of literacy, and widely spread geographically. It is sometimes suggested that boys' achievement in the literacy domain might be improved by the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Reader Text Relationship, Electronic Publishing, Printed Materials
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Brunner, Jeanne L. – Science & Education, 2019
This study investigates the use of specific educative features for supporting the teaching of nature of science (NOS) during read-alouds of elementary science trade books. Educative features are components of educative curriculum materials that aim to increase teachers' content knowledge and support effective instructional practices. Understanding…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Reading Aloud to Others, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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