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Torr, Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Research shows an association between mother-infant shared reading and children's language and literacy development. Educators in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres frequently interact with groups of similar-aged infants, yet infant-educator shared reading has received little attention. This naturalistic observational study…
Descriptors: Infants, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers
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Price-Mohr, Ruth; Price, Colin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
A survey of primary schools in England found that girls outperform boys in English across all phases (Ofsted in Moving English forward. Ofsted, Manchester, 2012). The gender gap remains an on-going issue in England, especially for reading attainment. This paper presents evidence of gender differences in learning to read that emerged during the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Mixed Methods Research, Intervention, Phonics
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Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Luthin, Katie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
In recent years, recommended e-books have drawn increasing attention from early childhood education professionals. This study applied a quantitative descriptive features analysis of cost (n = 70) and no-cost (n = 60) e-books recommended by the Texas Computer Education Association. While t tests revealed no statistically significant differences…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Early Childhood Education, Costs
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Huennekens, Mary Ellen; Xu, Yaoying – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a shared reading experience between parent and child in the child's home language on the emergent literacy and language acquisition in English of preschool-age English Language Learners. Parents of Spanish-speaking four-year-old Head Start students read storybooks in Spanish with their…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Presents a bibliography of 34 teacher resources pertaining to children's literature with a multicultural theme. Resources include booklists and critical essays. (KB)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Multicultural Education