This important, research-based text explores the concept of literacy as social practice within diverse family, community and educational settings. Its theoretical premise - that literacy learning and life chances are inextricably linked - is underscored by practical example, teachers' stories and real-world references.
With close reference to the Early Years Learning Framework, this book acknowledges the multiplicity of 'literacy' experiences that manifest in the lives of young children from birth to five years.
The title provides clear guidelines and foundational principles for tertiary students, early childhood professionals and primary school teachers, as they work to support literacy learning and prepare children for future success.
Diverse Literacies in Early Childhood:
- Includes direct links in each chapter to the Early Years Learning Framework, Australian Curriculum, National Goals for Schooling and National Quality Standard
- Includes case studies, sample documentation and examples
- Outlines the importance of popular culture and digital media in the lives of young children and families
- Explores the partnerships that extend all children's literacy participation across homes, early childhood settings and schools
- Investigates ways of documenting and assessing children's literacy interests and pedagogies for extending literacy learning
- Focuses on diverse sociocultural contexts.