Family literacy practices and home literacy resources : an Australian pilot study
Grieshaber, Susan J., Shield, Paul, Luke, Allan, & Macdonald, Shelly (2012) Family literacy practices and home literacy resources : an Australian pilot study. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 12(2), pp. 113-138.
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The combined impact of social class, cultural background and experience upon early literacy achievement in the first year of schooling is among the most durable questions in educational research. Links have been established between social class and achievement but literacy involves complex social and cognitive practices that are not necessarily
reflected in the connections that have been made. The complexity of relationships between social class, cultural background and experience, and their impact on early literacy achievement have received little research attention. Recent refinements of the broad terms of social class or socioeconomic status have questioned the established links between social class and achievement. Nevertheless, it remains difficult to move beyond deficit and mismatch models of explaining and understanding the underperformance of children from lower socioeconomic and cultural minority groups when conventional measures are used. The data from an Australian pilot study reported here add to the increasing evidence that income is not necessarily related directly to home literacy resources or to how those resources are used. Further, the data show that
the level of print resources in the home may not be a good indicator of the level of use of those resources.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||achievement , cultural background, family literacy practices, home literacy resources|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology not elsewhere classified (160899)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 SAGE Publications|
|Deposited On:||22 Jun 2012 08:24|
|Last Modified:||28 Mar 2013 19:43|
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