Literacies in Childhood: Chaging Views, Challenging Practice / Edition 2

Literacies in Childhood: Chaging Views, Challenging Practice / Edition 2

by Laurie Makin, Criss Jones Diaz, Claire McLachlan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0729537838

ISBN-13: 9780729537834

Pub. Date: 03/01/2008

Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Company

When future early childhood educators understand all the social, environmental, and cultural factors that affect literacy, they'll enter the classroom better prepared to teach young children. That big-picture view of emergent literacy is just what they'll get with the second edition of this easy-to-read text. Pre-service teachers of children from birth to age 8

Overview

When future early childhood educators understand all the social, environmental, and cultural factors that affect literacy, they'll enter the classroom better prepared to teach young children. That big-picture view of emergent literacy is just what they'll get with the second edition of this easy-to-read text. Pre-service teachers of children from birth to age 8 will examine the complex, multifaceted process of literacy learning, exploring the intersecting influences of social identities such as gender, language, race, and class; technology such as computers and television; and partnerships between the many teachers in a child's life.

Firmly grounded in practice and reliable research, this fully updated edition is filled with timely revisions that reflect the needs and experiences of today's teachers:

  • a balanced discussion of phonics
  • more on multilingualism
  • new chapters on emergent literacy, pedagogy, transitions, and children as communicators
  • broader age range—more on infants and toddlers and children in the early years of school
  • the role of children's literature in teaching and learning
  • early scribble and drawing as part of emergent writing

Enhanced with student-friendly features such as "reflection and follow-up" questions, short summaries of each chapter, transcripts of teacher–child communication, and dozens of photos and samples of children's early writing, this essential textbook will help future educators teach literacy skills with confidence in today's diverse classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780729537834
Publisher:
Paul H. Brookes Company
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the editors
About the contributors

I. Frameworks for thinking about literacy

  1. Surveying the Landscape
    Laurie Makin
  2. Emergent literacy
    Claire McLachlan
  3. Literacy as social practice
    Criss Jones Díaz
  4. Understanding literacy pedagogy in and out of school
    Barbara Comber and Jo-Anne Reid
  5. Multiliteracies: towards the future
    Susan Hill
  6. Children's worlds: globalisation and critical literacy
    Criss Jones Díaz, Bronwyn Beecher and Leonie Arthur

II. Pathways to literacy
  1. Many roads through many modes: becoming literate in childhood
    Julie Martello
  2. Literacy transitions
    Anne Kennedy and Lynne Surman
  3. Young children using language to negotiate their social worlds
    Susan Danby and Christina Davidson
  4. Multiple ways of making meaning: children as writers
    Caroline Barratt-Pugh
  5. Reading contexts and practices in the childhood years
    Pauline Harris
  6. Multiliteracies and the arts
    Laurie Makin and Peter Whiteman
  7. Literacy assessment: understanding and recording meaningful data
    Alma Fleet and Jane Torr

III. Multiliteracies and diversity
  1. Other words, other worlds: bilingual identities and literacy
    Criss Jones Díaz and Nola Harvey
  2. Doing it 'proper': the case of Maori literacy
    Margie Hohepa and Stuart McNaughton
  3. Indigenous literacies: moving from social construction towards social justice
    Wendy Hanlen
  4. Literacy for all? Young children and special literacy learning needs
    Margaret McNaught
  5. Literacy and gender in childhood contexts: moving the focus
    Nola Alloway

Conclusion: new pathways in childhood literacies
Laurie Makin

Index

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