Prologue: Development of English Literacy in Spanish-Speaking Children: Transforming Research Into Practice Purpose The purpose of the present article is to provide the background for the clinical forum contained in this issue, which showcases prereading and reading development research that was conducted with Spanish-speaking children who were English language learners. Method We focus on the articles presented in this clinical ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   July 01, 2007
Prologue: Development of English Literacy in Spanish-Speaking Children: Transforming Research Into Practice
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gil Narro Garcia
    Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC
  • Peggy McCardle
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Rockville, MD
  • Stephanie M. Nixon
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Rockville, MD
  • Contact author: Peggy McCardle, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B05, Rockville, MD 20852-7510. E-mail: PM43Q@nih.gov.
Article Information
Development / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Normal Language Processing / Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum   |   July 01, 2007
Prologue: Development of English Literacy in Spanish-Speaking Children: Transforming Research Into Practice
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2007, Vol. 38, 213-215. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2007/022)
History: Received April 28, 2006 , Accepted April 5, 2007
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2007, Vol. 38, 213-215. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2007/022)
History: Received April 28, 2006; Accepted April 5, 2007

Purpose The purpose of the present article is to provide the background for the clinical forum contained in this issue, which showcases prereading and reading development research that was conducted with Spanish-speaking children who were English language learners.

Method We focus on the articles presented in this clinical forum and provide the background for the research.

Implications There is a need for further educational research to ensure that practitioners achieve literacy for all children.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The opinions and assertions herein are those of the authors and do not purport to represent the policies or official position of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, or Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.
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