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Becoming Literate in the City: The Baltimore Early Childhood Project
     

Becoming Literate in the City: The Baltimore Early Childhood Project

by Susan Sonnenschein, Linda Baker, Robert Serpell
 

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

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

Prefacevii
1Early Appropriation of Literacy in Sociocultural Context1
2Growing Up in Baltimore: The Early Childhood Project25
3The Intimate Culture of Children's Homes64
4Processes of Literacy Enculturation in the Home103
5The Development of Literacy Competencies and Orientations134
6The Agenda and Practices of Schooling182
7Relations Between Homes and Schools218
8Conclusions and Implications for Policy and Practice251
References279
Name Index299
Subject Index303

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