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Julia Gillen & Nigel Hall

In: The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Chapter 1: The Emergence of Early Childhood Literacy

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The Emergence of Early Childhood Literacy
The emergence of early childhood literacy
JuliaGillen and NigelHall

In this chapter we explore, rather briefly, how the approaches researchers bring to studying young children and written language have changed across time, and how in the process critical concepts have been redefined leading to the emergence of early childhood literacy as a major research focus at the beginning of the twenty-first century. We are making the claim that research into early childhood literacy is a very recent phenomenon. This may surprise many people; after all, formal research into the ways in which children have learned about written language has been going on for well over a century, and if an informal definition is adopted then it would be over many centuries, ...

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