Becoming Literate in the City: The Baltimore Early Childhood Project by Robert Serpell, Linda Baker, Susan Sonnenschein | | 9780521772020 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Becoming Literate in the City: The Baltimore Early Childhood Project

Becoming Literate in the City: The Baltimore Early Childhood Project

by Robert Serpell, Linda Baker, Susan Sonnenschein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521772028

ISBN-13: 9780521772020

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book reports the results of a five-year longitudinal study of children's early literacy development. The children attended pre-kindergarten in Baltimore public schools at the study's inception and completed third grade at its end. Tracing these children's developing literacy competencies over the years, the study makes an important contribution to understanding

Overview

This book reports the results of a five-year longitudinal study of children's early literacy development. The children attended pre-kindergarten in Baltimore public schools at the study's inception and completed third grade at its end. Tracing these children's developing literacy competencies over the years, the study makes an important contribution to understanding how best to facilitate literacy attainment for children of diverse backgrounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521772020
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Early appropriation of literacy in sociocultural context; 2. Growing up in Baltimore: the early childhood project; 3. The intimate culture of children's homes; 4. Processes of literacy enculturation in the home; 5. The development of literacy competencies and orientations; 6. The agenda and practices of schooling; 7. Relations between homes and schools; 8. Conclusions and implications for policy and practice; References.

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