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Keywords

English language--Study and teaching (Preschool)--Spanish speakers;

Abstract

The rapid rate of increasing numbers of Hispanics in the United States, along with the reading achievement gap between Whites and Hispanics, highlights the need to examine the factors that affect young Hispanics' literacy success. This literature review examined the specific factors that might predict Spanish-speaking Hispanic preschoolers' later reading accomplishments. Studies were categorized by child, family, and school factors that are related to prediction of future literacy attainment.

Analysis of the assorted papers and articles demonstrated that a combination of the following factors would most affect Hispanic preschoolers' future reading abilities in English: high quality early childhood education programs that assist the child in the native language and in English as he or she is learning important preliteracy skills in both languages.

Year of Submission

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jill M. Uhlenberg

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Date Original

2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 53 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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