Becoming Literate in the City: The Baltimore Early Childhood Projectby Robert Serpell, Linda Baker, Susan Sonnenschein
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 how best to facilitate literacy attainment for children of diverse backgrounds.
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Table of ContentsPreface; 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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