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Reading practices experienced by preschool children in areas of disadvantage

Raban, Bridie and Nolan, Andrea (2005) Reading practices experienced by preschool children in areas of disadvantage. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 3 (3). pp. 289-298. ISSN 1476-718X

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Abstract

The purpose of this survey investigation was to gain insight into the different home literacy practices of preschool children in some disadvantaged areas across the state of Victoria, Australia. Findings indicate that parents read to their children regularly from a young age, found libraries easy to access and use, and have children who enjoy books and paper and pencil activities. However, more than half of them found there was not enough information available to support them in their child’s literacy development. It is argued here that such information should be made available as a matter of some urgency and be distributed through libraries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16819; disadvantaged areas, home literacy, preschool children
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
SEO Classification > 9399 Other Education and Training
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 04:43
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 04:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2830
DOI: 10.1177/1476718X05056528]
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