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Alignment in Educator Preparation for Early and Beginning Literacy Instruction: A State-Level Case Example
Critical issues in early childhood professional developmen (2006)
  • Catherine A. Rosemary, John Carroll University
  • Kathleen A. Roskos, John Carroll University
  • Heidi M. Varner
Abstract

This chapter is a discussion of preparation--not of young children for school but of adults for their role as early educators of young children and, in particular, their responsibilities as early literacy teachers. At a fundamental level, early literacy teaching is a shared responsibility in a literate society and includes adults in many roles, such as reading to young children; helping them learn new words; teaching them the alphabet and how to spell simple words; and joining them in rhyming games, chants, and songs. The early educator has a higher level of responsibility of helping children develop school readiness skills, thus entailing preparation or professional education. It is not enough to tell or show children; they must be helped to understand if they are to acquire the knowledge and skills they need for strong language and literacy skills that undergird future learning achievements.

Disciplines
Publication Date
2006
Editor
Martha Zaslow and Ivelisse Martinez-Beck
Publisher
Paul H. Brookes
ISBN
1557668256
Citation Information
Catherine A. Rosemary, Kathleen A. Roskos and Heidi M. Varner. "Alignment in Educator Preparation for Early and Beginning Literacy Instruction: A State-Level Case Example" Baltimore, MDCritical issues in early childhood professional developmen (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kathleen_roskos/4/