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Title:Deconstructing Preschool Children's Acquisition of Alphabetic Knowledge
Author(s):Steinhaus, Patricia Louise
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Steven Stahl
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Early Childhood
Abstract:In the analysis, the data was deconstructed to reveal various aspects of children's knowledge about letters which exist before children are able to identify letters randomly presented. The role of and various kinds of motivation emerged as a critical factor impacting children's engagement with print. Findings also revealed that, explicit instruction with preschoolers is effective in promoting understanding, but must be embedded in the context of children's previous experience in a manner consistent with Vygotsky's emphasis on social interaction in the continuum of learning.
Issue Date:2003
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:165 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79767
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3111642
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003


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