Literacy in early childhood and primary education : issues, challenges and solutions

McLachlan, Claire, Nicholson, Tom, Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth, Mercer, Louise and Ohi, Sarah 2013, Literacy in early childhood and primary education : issues, challenges and solutions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England.

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Title Literacy in early childhood and primary education : issues, challenges and solutions
Author(s) McLachlan, Claire
Nicholson, Tom
Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth
Mercer, Louise
Ohi, Sarah
Publication date 2013
Total pages 332 p.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication Cambridge, England
Keyword(s) education
contemporary research and practice
early years literacy
literacy transition
Summary Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy teaching and learning. The book explores the continuum of literacy learning and children's transitions from early childhood settings to junior primary classrooms and then to senior primary and beyond. Reader-friendly and accessible, this book equips pre-service teachers with the theoretical underpinnings and practical strategies to teach literacy. It places the 'reading wars' firmly in the past as it examines contemporary research and practices. The book covers important topics such as assessment, multiliteracies, reading difficulties and diverse classrooms. Each chapter includes learning objectives, reflective questions and definitions of key terms to engage and assist readers. Written by an expert author team and featuring real-world examples from literacy teachers and learners, the book will help pre-service teachers feel confident teaching literacy to diverse age groups and abilities.
ISBN 9781107671010
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
130104 Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori Primary Education)
130107 Te Whariki (Maori Early Childhood Education)
Socio Economic Objective 970113 - Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
HERDC collection year 2013
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048460

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