Opportunities for Early
Literacy Development

Evidence for Home & School Support

By Judith Stoep
May 2008
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789044122817
169 Pages, Illustrated, 6 5/8 x 9 1/2"
$57.50 Paper Original

A substantial amount of discussion during the past decades has been concerned with children from minority and/or poorly educated parents, lagging behind in the areas of language and literacy. The present volume describes a large-scale investigation in which children from diverse socio economic backgrounds were monitored in their process of learning to read in Dutch primary education.

In a set of four constituent projects, we will describe the aspects of both home and school environment that play a role in the development of emergent literacy skills and initial reading behavior. The studies are founded on a theoretical framework in which the contribution of parent involvement and teacher expectations is reviewed, in relation to opportunities to become literate.

Education; Learning

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