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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 ...

Becoming Biliterate
Becoming biliterate
CharmianKenner and EveGregory

More children in the world are bilingual than monolingual, and more children are being educated bilingually or in a second language than only in their mother tongue, according to Tucker (1996). This may seem an unusual statistic from the point of view of Anglo-centric countries, where mainstream schooling tends to be monolingual in English and bilingualism is perceived as outside the norm, but children in many other countries are indeed learning to read and write in more than one language and often in more than one script. Datta (2007) describes how in India, for example, children in every region learn three languages in school. These include a regional or local language such as Bengali in Calcutta, and Hindi as the ...

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