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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 in their respective areas of knowledge. This Handbook is essential for BA QTS students; MEd in Literacy students; PhD students; undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD students; researchers, and literacy-centre personnel. Anyone involved in Early Years education and teaching reading and writing will find it illuminating.

Textbooks and Early Childhood Literacy
Textbooks and early childhood literacy
AllanLuke, VictoriaCarrington, and CushlaKapitzke
Texts as Artefacts of Childhood

If childhood is a social construction, then its social practices are contingent upon and undertaken with historically evolving cultural technologies and artefacts. These technologies include the domestic implements of infant care and childrearing. They include the core technologies of modern childhood: toys and books. In the current political economy of childhood toys and books, in traditional and digital forms, have a special place, having evolved into linked and co-marketed pedagogic commodities. They are the cultural artefacts that parents, families and care-givers purchase with income that is surplus to basic requirements for food, shelter, and health. They are the aesthetic and didactic objects of children's work and desire. They are ...

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