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Latino Early Literacy Development: Strategies for Lifelong Learning and Success

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): Antonia Lopez; Antonia Lopez

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Education (Statistics, research, and research methods and financing)

Keywords: Hispanic population; Child development; Acculturation; Spanish speakers

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States

Abstract:

Every Latino child should start school with a solid foundation in reading. This compendium of papers authored by leading scholars and practitioners in the field of early childhood education and literacy explores the importance of increasing early literacy opportunities in the Latino community. This work calls parents, early childhood educators, and community advocates to engage more deeply in a national dialogue that promotes reading and language development among Latino children. The expertise, insight, and suggestions shared in this volume will benefit those who wish to ensure the educational success of Hispanic Americans.