There are also ongoing debates regarding the relationship between the types of home literate practices in which children are engaged and their success in classroom literacy events (Auerbach 1989, Cairney & Ruge 1997, Heath 1982, Morrow 1995).
Purcell-Gates 1996, Barnhart & Sulzby 1986, Teale 1986, Taylor & Dorsey-Gaines 1988) have all identified the existence of extensive literate practices and recognition in these families that literacy is important.
identify the types of literate practices, broadly defined, that a group of Tasmanian families engage with in their homes
examine possible connections between these technologies and the pre-school literate practices that contemporary children are developing.
Once participation was confirmed, a researcher visited each home and surveyed the literate practices that the family had engaged in during the previous week.
Many of the new literate behaviours identified in this paper are directly related to multimodal literacies--those that revolve around the use of CD-ROMs, the Internet and the viewing of videos.
These are the literate skills with which they approach the print-based textual tasks characteristic of schools.
However, it is possible to suggest that children's development of the specific skills traditionally associated with print-based texts can no longer be assumed to be the only skills with which children arrive at school or the primary skill that they will require as literate citizens.
The rhetorical conventions of the slave narrative dictated that Douglass do something quite unlike what his literate genius determined to do instead.
This revised understanding of literacy stresses community and context as essential ingredients to becoming literate, not as forces that stand over and against an individual's personal authenticity, identity, and autonomy, as Baker and Ziolkowski contend.