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Literacy Leadership in Early Childhood: The Essential Guide

reviewed by Glenda L. Allen-Jones - August 30, 2007

coverTitle: Literacy Leadership in Early Childhood: The Essential Guide
Author(s): Dorothy S. Strickland and Shannon Riley-Ayers
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807747726, Pages: 128, Year: 2007
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One of the most challenging issues facing schools today is the failure of children learning how to read. Teachers and parents often lament the long-term negative academic challenges faced by children who struggle learning to read (Armbruster & Osborn, 2001, p. ii.). In our society, it is essential to possess literacy skills. These skills offer opportunities for increased life chances. Life chances can take the forms of employment, wages, and participation in society as a literate citizen or the ability to secure one’s basic needs. The importance of early reading and writing literacy experiences for young children continues to be the focus of many discussions among teachers, parents, researchers, and policy makers. Early childhood educators, with families, are the foundation in the lives of children. Early positive, effective and engaging learning experiences shape the minds of children and impact them for a lifetime. In Literacy Leadership in Early Childhood: The Essential... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 30, 2007
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  • Glenda Allen-Jones
    Saint Xavier University
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    GLENDA ALLEN-JONES, Ph.D. recently completed a one year appointment at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois at Urbana in Education. Her research interests are family literacy, parent involvement, male involvement, and Head Start. Dr. Allen-Jones has presented trainings on early literacy, authentic assessment and parent involvement to Head Start parents, teachers, directors, and education coordinators. Her most recent publication is a co-authored chapter in Educating At-Risk Students published by the University of Chicago Press in 2002. Her current project is exploring the personal narratives of parents who are involved with Head Start.
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