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Tamara Spencer, Michele Knobel & Colin Lankshear

In: The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Chapter 8: Researching Young Children's Out-of-School Literacy Practices

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Researching Young Children's Out-of-School Literacy Practices
Researching young children's out-of-school literacy practices
TamaraSpencer, MicheleKnobel, and ColinLankshear
Introduction

‘Out-of-school literacies’ means different things to different people, and has been enlisted in diverse types of research during the past three or so decades to serve a range of educational purposes. In this chapter we outline some of the positions that have been adopted to date and provide examples of the research done under these. Most of the chapter, however, will be devoted to our preferred conception of young children's ‘out-of-school literacies’.

Two broad distinctions delineate the main positions available on out-of-school literacy research. One distinction is between views that include out-of-school literacies as any literacy practice–including schoollike or school-centric literacies–occurring in contexts outside formal school settings, and views that omit school ...

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