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Delgado, Perla; Larrotta, Clarena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
In all, 15 Latina mothers participated in a 10-week bilingual family reading project implemented at a public elementary school in rural Texas. Convivencia and pláticas were critical components for the implementation of the family reading project. Thus, the research question guiding the present article is as follows: How can pláticas with Latina…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Elementary School Students, Bilingualism
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Taylor-Leech, Kerry – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2022
This paper uses a transnational lens to discuss findings from a longitudinal study of the home literacy practices of linguistically diverse immigrant families. The paper draws on the experiences of three families to show how literacy events and practices index and mediate immigrants' identities as they settle into the host community. Observations,…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Family Literacy, Immigrants, Self Concept
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Flewitt, Rosie; Clark, Alison – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
Most children growing up in contemporary homes in post-industrial countries use digital media as part of everyday literacy activities, such as to connect with distant family and friends, watch their favourite programmes, play games and find information. However, conceptualizations of the Home Literacy Environment (HLE) have not yet adapted to the…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Computer Use, Young Children, Family Environment
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine F.; Rogers, Rebecca L.; Lewis Ellison, Tisha – Reading Research Quarterly, 2020
In this meta-ethnography, the authors analyze the metaphors that inhabit highly cited examples of family literacy scholarship. Meta-ethnography is a methodology, as described by Noblit and Hare, in which metaphors are analyzed as linguistic tools; in this article, they are used to compare and synthesize understandings across existing ethnographic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Family Literacy, Figurative Language, Comparative Analysis
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Westerveld, Marleen F.; Paynter, Jessica; Brignell, Amanda; Reilly, Sheena – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study used data from a prospective community-based sample and compared the code-related emergent literacy skills (phonological awareness and letter knowledge) of 4-year-old children with ASD (n = 36) to their peers without ASD (n = 36), matched for age, gender, socio-economic status, language ability, and nonverbal cognition. We also compared…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Agte, Patrick; Bernhardt, Arielle; Field, Erica M.; Pande, Rohini; Rigol, Natalia – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2022
How do poor entrepreneurs trade off investments in business enterprises versus children's human capital, and how do these choices influence intergenerational socio-economic mobility? To examine this, we exploit experimental variation in household income resulting from a one-time relaxation of household liquidity constraints (Field et al., 2013),…
Descriptors: Low Income, Family Income, Entrepreneurship, Investment
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George, Patricia D.; del Prado Hill, Pixita; Reichenberg, Jennifer Sharples; Daniels, Katie – PDS Partners: Bridging Research to Practice, 2022
Global Literacy Engagement, a collaboration between the School of Education at Buffalo State College and its school and community partners, has grown in new and exciting ways since its inception in 2010. With an overarching mission to promote literacy and global awareness, Global Literacy Engagement has served as a unique platform to bring…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Family Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others, Schools of Education
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Li, Xiangfei; Li, Su – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2022
An early home literacy environment is essential to children's later reading development. However, few studies have explored the home literacy environment's influence on Chinese reading in preschoolers across a wide age range. The present study mainly investigated the effects of the home literacy environment on Chinese word reading in 3- to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Family Literacy, Emergent Literacy
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Ozturk, Gulsah; Ohi, Sarah – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2022
Young children develop understandings about literacy from birth through experiences of print in their home environments. Today, written text is often present in children's homes in both print and "digital" forms. What kind of technologies are young children accessing at home and for what purposes? This paper discusses research findings…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Family Literacy
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Kamisli, Halil – International Online Journal of Primary Education, 2020
The importance of the family factor in the process of providing the child with literacy skills has been demonstrated by many studies. From this point of view, family literacy level emerges as an important factor in developing the literacy skills desired to be given to the child. This importance has increased even more due to the Corona (COVIT-19)…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Readiness
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Piasta, Shayne B.; Logan, Jessica A. R.; Farley, Kristin S.; Strang, Tara M.; Justice, Laura M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2022
Despite being a critical emergent literacy skill and an indicator of risk for later reading difficulties, relatively little is known about how alphabet knowledge develops over time. This study utilized a person-centered approach and longitudinal sample of 998 preschool-aged children (M = 56.50 months old) to examine patterns in letter name and…
Descriptors: Profiles, Predictor Variables, Emergent Literacy, Alphabets
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Hulme, Rachael C.; Webber, Charlotte E.; Fox, Amy C.; Ricketts, Jessie; Shapiro, Laura R.; Taylor, J. S. H. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2022
Background: Parents play a crucial role in supporting children's literacy, especially in the first years of school. However, parents can find this challenging if they struggle with reading themselves. We explore whether family learning phonics courses boost parents' reading-related skills and ability to support their children's reading, in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phonics, Parents, Family Involvement
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Wiseman, Angela M.; Atkinson, Ashley A.; Cryer-Coupet, Qiana R. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Parenting while transitioning out of incarceration, homelessness, or drug addiction has received inadequate attention despite the fact that these factors affect more and more of the U.S. population each day. This article is about a family literacy program implemented in a residential treatment facility where the fathers, most of whom were…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Family Literacy
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Chao, Xia; Waller, Rachael – Urban Education, 2021
This case study examines how three American Indian families' language and literacy practices influence their children's emergent bilingual development in a predominately White, urban community in a Northwestern U.S. city. The study explores the families' life stories and their expressions of Indigenous language use and cultural practices. The…
Descriptors: American Indians, Family Literacy, Bilingualism, Urban Areas
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Peets, Kathleen F.; Yim, Odilia; Bialystok, Ellen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2022
Numerous studies on reading comprehension with monolingual children have shown that oral language, such as vocabulary, is an important factor in predicting reading comprehension success. However, few studies have looked at the reading comprehension performance of bilinguals, and less is known about the contributors to its success, linguistic or…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, Family Environment, Family Literacy
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