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Author Serpell, Robert.
Title Becoming literate in the city : the Baltimore early childhood project / Robert Serpell, Linda Baker, Susan Sonnenschein.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Author Serpell, Robert.
Subject Early childhood education -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Longitudinal studies.
Minorities -- Education -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Longitudinal studies.
Literacy -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Longitudinal studies.
Home and school -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Longitudinal studies.
Education, Urban -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Longitudinal studies.
Alt Name Baker, Linda (Bass clarinetist)
Sonnenschein, Susan.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 310 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-297) and indexes.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Early Appropriation of Literacy in Sociocultural Context; 2 Growing Up in Baltimore; 3 The Intimate Culture of Children's Homes; 4 Processes of Literacy Enculturation in the Home; 5 The Development of Literacy Competencies and Orientations; 6 The Agenda and Practices of Schooling; 7 Relations Between Homes and Schools; 8 Conclusions and Implications for Policy and Practice; References; Name Index; Subject Index.
Summary This book reports the results of a five-year longitudinal study of children's early literacy development based on a culturally diverse group of children and their families. The book describes children's home and school experiences related to literacy development, and it traces children's developing literacy competencies over the years.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511109970 (electronic bk.)
9780511109973 (electronic bk.)
0511109660 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511109669 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0521772028 (Cloth)
0521776775 (pbk.)
OCLC # 59717033
Additional Format Print version: Serpell, Robert. Becoming literate in the city. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005 0521772028 0521776775 (DLC) 2004045706 (OCoLC)54774630

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