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ERIC Number: EJ977068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Defining Moments \ di-'fi-ning 'mo-mnts \
Kilman, Carrie
Teaching Tolerance, n41 p50-53 Spr 2012
Children encounter new words every day. Although dictionaries designed for young readers can help students explore and experiment with language, it turns out many mainstream children's dictionaries fail to accurately describe the world in which many students live. The challenges to children's dictionary publishers can be steep. First, there is the rule that definitions should only include terms that are also found in the same dictionary. Then there is the fact that children's reference materials aren't updated as frequently as adult volumes--often because sales numbers don't demand it. As a result, their content can sometimes lag behind the rapidly changing language in a high-tech culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A