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Heydon, Rachel; McKee, Lori; O'Neill, Susan – Literacy, 2018
This exploratory case study examined the affordances of singing as a multimodal literacy practice within ensembles that featured art, singing and digital media produced in an intergenerational programme that served a class of kindergarten children and community elders. The programme that was set up by the study in collaboration with a rural school…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Art Activities, Singing
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Chlapana, Elissavet – Literacy, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether systematic instruction of informational texts can enhance kindergarteners' cognitive involvement in text discussion and comprehension skills. The sample consisted of 15 children aged 5-6 years old in a kindergarten classroom located in a rural area in Rethymno, Crete. A four-phase…
Descriptors: Intervention, Kindergarten, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Daniels, Karen – Literacy, 2014
This paper discusses the ways in which young children collaboratively use narrative play and the available space and materials around them in order to exert cultural agency. The collaborative creation of texts is asserted as central to this expression of agency. By presenting an illustrative vignette of a group of 5-year-old boys as they engage in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Vignettes
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Stellakis, Nektarios – Literacy, 2012
This work describes a survey conducted in Syros Island in Greece. The intention was to ascertain kindergarten teachers' perceptions about early literacy and the skills and knowledge they consider as important for pre-school aged children. The participants were all the kindergarten teachers of the island (N = 19) and the data were collected during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Owens, Deborah Duncan – Literacy, 2010
In 2006-2007 a non-profit reading institute initiated a reading reform programme in the United States in which demonstration classrooms were established in 13 of the lowest performing schools in Mississippi, a state recognised for its high rate of poverty and low academic achievement. This qualitative study describes the experiences of 12 highly…
Descriptors: Poverty, Grade 1, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Policy