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Read-Aloud and Writing Practices in Nordic Preschools
Dalarna University, School of Teacher Education, Educational Work. (Nordic Early Literacy Education)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2130-4797
Örebro universitet. (Nordic Early Literacy Education)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3486-7986
Linnéuniversitetet. (Nordic Early Literacy Education)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5806-4475
Åbo Akademi. (Nordic Early Literacy Education)
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2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 68, no 3, p. 588-603Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigated preschool teachers’ read-aloud and writing practices using a questionnaire about how activities were planned and organized, and what their purpose was. The sample consisted of 222 participants from Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Data was analyzed using a mixed methods approach. The results indicate that early literacy practices were not planned systematically. Most of the preschool teachers (77%) reported having storybook read-alouds at least three times per week. A large minority (45.5%) reported never or seldom using writing activities, and rarely in play. The main aims of read-alouds were to promote learning and development, create a sense of community, and regulate group activities. The main aims of writing practices were to learn about letters, understand the function of print, and arouse interest in writing. We discuss the implications of these findings in relation to a need for a didactic approach, where play is the core of early literacy practices.  

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2023. Vol. 68, no 3, p. 588-603
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early literacy, didactics, mixed method, preschool, read-aloud, reading aloud, shared reading, writing
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Pedagogical Work
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Education and Learning, Läs- och skrivutvecklande praktiker i förskolan
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-41256DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2023.2175243ISI: 000928993300001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85147780857OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-41256DiVA, id: diva2:1651900
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