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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 ...

The Place of Childhoods in School Writing Programs: A Matter of Ethics
The place of childhoods in school writing programs: A matter of ethics
Anne HaasDyson

In an essay on childhood and poetry, Pablo Neruda recounted a childhood event that captured the essence of his experiences as a writer, indeed, I would say, as a participant in a community of others:

One time … in the backyard of our house in Temuco … I came upon a hole in one of the boards of the fence … All of a sudden a hand appeared a tiny hand of a boy about my own age. By the time I came close again, the hand was gone, and in its place there was a marvelous [toy] white sheep … I ...

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