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Designing Literacy Rich Classroom Environments for Young Children: A Study of Teachers' Design Processes and Tools.

Abstract The development of literacy abilities in young children has been a major concern for authorities and teachers in the USA for the last two decades. Significant effort has been devoted to ensure that preschool settings allow and motivate children to engage in literacy activities before entering kindergarten. Research has found that a rich classroom environment in preschool settings enables teachers to encourage literacy interest in children at a young age. While a large amount of research has concentrated in testing the effect of prescriptive modifications in the classroom environment, few have focused on studying the design process and tools that teachers follow to design their classrooms. Public policy and research studies in the United Sta... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Cortes, Catalina (Author) / Patel, Mookesh (Advisor) / Heywood, William (Committee member) / Christie, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Design / Early childhood education / Educational psychology / Classroom Design / Design Process / Design thinking / Early childhood education / Literacy / Preschool
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 127 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S.D. Design 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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