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This study was designed to examine the literacy and language development processes and practices used in Mexican preschools. Participants were 18 early childhood teachers from three schools selected to represent the range of available programming. Research methods included focus groups, teacher questionnaires, and classroom observations. Results suggested that classrooms mostly had narrative books with few other genres, and that displaying the alphabet and children’s names were common practices. Teachers indicated a strong reliance on bottom-up instructional approaches and direct skill instruction. These findings contribute to our understanding of preschool literacy and language practices of Spanish-speaking children living in Mexico.
Early educators; Language practices; Mexico; Preschool; Teaching methods
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
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Justice, L. M.,
A Multi-method Investigation of Literacy and Language Practices in Mexican Early Childhood Programs.
Cogent Education, 5(1),