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An investigation of the effects of a comprehensive language program on the emergent literacy skills of migrant children


2005 2005

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The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a comprehensive language program (i.e., Stepping Stones to Literacy ; Nelson, Cooper, & Gonzalez, 2004; Language For Learning ; Engelmann & Osborn, 1999) on the emergent literacy skills (i.e. oral language, phonological awareness, and alphabetic recognition) of migrant Hispanic preschool children when compared to non-migrant Hispanic peers. Results revealed two findings: (a) children in both the migrant and non-migrant groups evidenced moderate to large gains on all four emergent literacy measures throughout the program and (b) children in the migrant treatment group did not evidence statistically significant improvements in emergent literacy skills when compared to the non-migrant Hispanic control group. Between-subjects effect sizes show a moderate gain in oral language (ES = 0.42) but larger gains by the non-migrant children for the other measures of emergent literacy (ES = −0.32 to −0.37). These findings are not consistent with the outcomes of previous research assessing the effects of literacy interventions on the emergent literacy skills of young children.

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Subject
Bilingual education;
Multicultural education;
Special education;
Preschool education;
Minority & ethnic groups;
Sociology
Classification
0282: Bilingual education
0282: Multicultural education
0529: Special education
0518: Preschool education
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Children; Hispanic; Language program; Literacy; Migrant; Preschool children
Title
An investigation of the effects of a comprehensive language program on the emergent literacy skills of migrant children
Author
Uhing, Brad M.
Number of pages
101
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 66/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542287824, 054228782X
Advisor
Epstein, Michael H.
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3186885
ProQuest document ID
305453622
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305453622
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