Poverty and literacy development: challenges for global educators

King, Bernard J. (2011) Poverty and literacy development: challenges for global educators. In: PAMA 2011: Global Educators for Contemporary Learning Communities, 30 May-10 Jun 2011, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the links between poverty and literacy development, a topic of great concern for many who work to help low-income children develop early literacy competencies. Underscoring the importance of developing, implementing, and promoting early literacy development among these at-risk children, the paper will assist global educators to enhance parental support for children’s language and literacy development, rethink teaching practices within literacy programmes or language arts lessons, improve understanding of issues related to language and literacy development among low-income children, and help to create and maintain better learning environments.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 01:29
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: early childhood education; disadvantaged families; literacy
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21478

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