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DIAZ OYARCE, Carmen  y  PRICE HERRERA, María Francisca. How do children perceive the process of writing in the initial stage?. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.1, pp. 215-233. ISSN 0718-0705.

This article examines the beliefs and motivations of kindergarten and first year elementary school children from low socioeconomic backgrounds in relation to the concept of writing and related issues, including the role and importance assigned to written language, enjoyment and experiences related to writing, and the recognition of literate contexts. Recorded semi-structured interviews in individual application were conducted. The results show that the analyzed children have different levels of knowledge associated with the concept of writing; these have been acquired in their first years of life through their families and also for the interaction with a literate culture before entering formal education. This knowledge makes it possible to integrate challenging proposals that promote the production of written texts, focused on the knowledge of the social and cultural world of children.

Palabras clave : writing; texts production; children's hypothesis; early childhood education.

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