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This new edition of the much-loved Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy has been revised and updated to retain its cutting-edge focus on emergent and important areas of research. This comprehensive and ground-breaking work guides the reader through current social, cultural and historical analysis on a global scale. The new edition contains a greater range of methodologies, and chapters on: - Space and literacy - Disabilities and early childhood literacy - Digital literacies - Indigenous literacy - Play and literacy - Policy In the Handbook, readers will find coverage of all the key topics in early childhood literacy, including perspectives; literacy in families, communities and cultures; making meaning; literacy in preschool settings and schools, and various research methodologies. The exceptional list of contributors offers in-depth expertise ...

Chapter 10: Agency, Authority, and Action in Family Literacy Scholarship: An Analysis of the Epistemological Assumptions Operating in Family Literacy Scholarship

Agency, Authority, and Action in Family Literacy Scholarship: An Analysis of the Epistemological Assumptions Operating in Family Literacy Scholarship
Agency, authority, and action in family literacy scholarship: An analysis of the epistemological assumptions operating in family literacy scholarship
CatherineCompton-Lilly and BethGraue with RebeccaRogers and Tisha Y.Lewis

Much has been written about what children and families bring to schools. This literature has helped us understand the diverse resources that families embody in their children and the degree to which schools take up these resources in their practice. This view of families as competent and supportive of their children's learning rests on assumptions that stand in contrast to scholarship that assumes a deficit perspective about diverse families. These assumptions have profound effects on the questions that are possible, the ...

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