Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education : Issues, Challenges and Solutions

McLachlan, Claire, Nicholson, Tom, Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth, Mercer, Louise, & Ohi, Sarah (2013) Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education : Issues, Challenges and Solutions. Cambridge University Press, New York.

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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 and skills needed 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 literacy acquisition, family literacies and multiliteracies, foundation skills for literacy learning, reading difficulties, assessment, and supporting diverse literacy learners in early childhood and primary classrooms. It also addresses some of the challenges that teachers may face in the classroom and provides solutions to these.

Each chapter includes learning objectives, reflective questions and definitions to key terms to engage and assist readers. Further resources are also available at Written by an expert author team and featuring real-world examples from literacy teachers and learners. Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education will help pre-service teachers feel confident teaching literacy to diverse age groups and abilities.

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ID Code: 54031
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Literacy acquisition, Foundation skills, Family literacies, Reading difficulties, Assessment for learning, Diverse learners
ISBN: 9781107671010
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2012 23:05
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2016 16:03

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