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Developing Literacy Concepts In Young Children: An Instructional Framework To Guide Early Literacy Teaching, Catherine Rosemary, Mary Abouzeid Dec 2001

Developing Literacy Concepts In Young Children: An Instructional Framework To Guide Early Literacy Teaching, Catherine Rosemary, Mary Abouzeid

Catherine A. Rosemary

With more children spending the greater part of their waking hours in preschool settings today than they did years ago, teachers play an even more critical role in providing daily literacy experiences that many children of earlier generations received at home. The article focuses on the critical role that preschool teachers play in supporting children's early literacy development and presents an instructional framework to help guide early literacy teaching. The framework is based on Vygotsky's learning theory, which emphasizes the nature and importance of social interactions in instruction, particularly between adult and child. We present activity‐embedded assessments ...


Literacy Conversations Between Adults And Children At Child Care: Descriptive Observations And Hypotheses, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos Dec 2001

Literacy Conversations Between Adults And Children At Child Care: Descriptive Observations And Hypotheses, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos

Catherine A. Rosemary

A study examined literacy conversations between adults and children in child care settings. Participants were the teacher and teaching assistant of children aged four and five years at each of three child care centers in Ohio. Results showed that the adults in the three centers talked about reading and writing to a moderate degree compared to the total amount of talk with children and that the incidence of the adults' literacy talk, apart from book talk, was spontaneous and intermittent and in some respects rare; that strikingly similar discourse features in the adults' talk were evident at the three centers ...


Leadership Potential In Day Care Settings: Using Dual Analytical Methods To Explore Directors’ Work In Finland And The Usa, Catherine Rosemary, Anna-Maija Puroila Dec 2001

Leadership Potential In Day Care Settings: Using Dual Analytical Methods To Explore Directors’ Work In Finland And The Usa, Catherine Rosemary, Anna-Maija Puroila

Catherine A. Rosemary

This paper focuses on the daily work of child care center directors in Finland and the USA as it affords leadership potential. Researchers in both countries collected data through observations of directors’ work and shared the data. Each researcher applied their respective method of analysis to both sets of data. The Finnish researcher used frame analysis and the USA researcher used activity setting analysis. Drawing on their preliminary findings, the researchers discuss cross-cultural perspectives on leadership in early childhood and methodological issues in conducting crosscultural research.


Improving Literacy Teaching Through Structured Collaborative Inquiry In Classroom And University Clinical Settings, Catherine Rosemary, P. Freppon, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch Dec 2001

Improving Literacy Teaching Through Structured Collaborative Inquiry In Classroom And University Clinical Settings, Catherine Rosemary, P. Freppon, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch

Catherine A. Rosemary

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