Critical Issues in Early Literacy

Literacy Learning in the Classroom, includes chapters that explore the critical issues involved in literacy learning ... In Part IV, Cultural and Political Perspectives on Early Literacy, the authors relate ideological issues that are ...

Author: Yetta Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000149586

Category: Education

Page: 324

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This volume adds in important ways to understanding the power and complexity of the forces in the lives of children that impact their literacy learning. The critical issues presented emerge from interpretivist research and thinking practices that are constructivist in nature. The chapters by researchers, teacher researchers, teacher educators, and teachers are antidotes to the present political context in which political agendas are being used to define literacy, literacy teaching and learning, and literacy research in narrow ways. Providing a rich source of information about how young children come to know reading and writing as a tool of communication in a range of social and cultural contexts, this book: *presents current research and thinking in the field; *documents research that is currently being ignored by many who make decisions about children’s learning; *values who children are and what they bring with them to school; *provides a useful tool for advocacy and for social action toward improving education in ways that can make a difference in the lives of young children; and *raises thoughtful issues for discussion. Critical Issues in Early Literacy is essential reading for early childhood teachers and prospective teachers, for teacher educators, for literacy researchers (including teacher researchers), for special educators, for those working with English-language and foreign-language learners, and for early childhood education administrators, advocates, and policy makers.
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Critical Issues In Early Childhood Education

In these cases, national interventions have sought to reinforce traditional, print-based literacy practices in the ... in order to illustrate key aspects of this phenomenon and explore the implications for early childhood education.

Author: Yelland, Nicola

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335215966

Category: Education

Page: 258

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What are some of the long held bellefs in early childhood education that need to be challenged? What can postmodern perspectives offer to early childhood educators? How can early childhood educators deal with the complex issues that arise in the lives of young children? This book examines critical issues in early childhood education across a broad range of contexts. The issues explored are critical not only in terms of being fundamental to early childhood education, but also in that they present ideas and use frameworks which are not traditional to the field. The topics under review include questioning the developmental basis of early childhood education and the notion of what constitutes child-centred curricula, and extends into a discussion of the complex nature of teacher's work in early childhood contexts which require new ways of reconceptualising the field and the role of the teacher in the lives of children.; The chapters explore contemporary issues using methodologies that are increasingly being favoured by teacher educators, parents and community members who find that developmental perspectives do not satisfactorily explain and assist us in our interactions with young children and their families in the 21st century.
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Exploring Key Issues in Early Childhood and Technology

... who studies issues of diversity in media, joins the conversation to offer his hope and a provocation, “Imagine what ... And Elena could share her research that, “Families discover how to make the early literacy experience fun and ...

Author: Chip Donohue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429854682

Category: Education

Page: 137

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Exploring Key Issues in Early Childhood and Technology offers early childhood allies, both in the classroom and out, a cutting-edge overview of the most important topics related to technology and media use in the early years. In this powerful resource, international experts share their wealth of experience and unpack complex issues into a collection of accessibly written essays. This text is specifically geared towards practitioners looking for actionable information on screen time, cybersafety, makerspaces, coding, computational thinking, STEM, AI and other core issues related to technology and young children in educational settings. Influential thought leaders draw on their own experiences and perspectives, addressing the big ideas, opportunities and challenges around the use of technology and digital media in early childhood. Each chapter provides applications and inspiration, concluding with essential lessons learned, actionable next steps and a helpful list of recommended further reading and resources. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to explore what we know – and what we still need to know – about the intersection between young children, technology and media in the digital age.
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Critical Issues in Early Literacy

This volume helps understand the power and complexity of the forces in the lives of children that impact their literacy learning.

Author: Yetta M. Goodman

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated

ISBN: 0805858997

Category: Education

Page: 302

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This volume helps understand the power and complexity of the forces in the lives of children that impact their literacy learning. The critical issues presented emerge from interpretivist research and thinking practices that are constructivist in nature. --From publisher's description.
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Critical Issues in Preparing Effective Early Childhood Special Education Teachers for the 21 Century Classroom

The use of computers and other digital technologies continues to rise in early childhood programs, and technology is being used as a tool for improving program quality in many interesting ways. We routinely use high-tech tools like ...

Author: Festus E. Obiakor

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681230580

Category: Education

Page: 225

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The purpose of this book is to provide a forum for an interdisciplinary scholarly dialogue with regard to preparing teachers for early childhood special education. In addition, it is aimed at examining and making available relevant and most recent scholarship to practitioners and at addressing critical issues and perspectives around preparing effective educators for the 21 century classroom and the future. This book intends to illuminate a complex and challenging task of preparing effective educators through the lenses of several educational disciplines, including but not limited to, teacher education, general education, special education, early childhood education, and urban education. The information in this work will focus on several educational disciplines that have the most immediate implications for teacher preparation and practice. The overall educational knowledge base will be enhanced due to the educational interdisciplinary approach. This has additional implications for teacher education, special education, educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, educational policy, and urban education, to name a few. The multidimensional nature of the book gives it the freedom to highlight multiple and diverse voices while at the same time providing a forum for different (and sometimes divergent) methodologies, philosophies, and ideologies.
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Early Years Foundations Critical Issues

9 Early literacy learning in the contemporary age Rosie Flewitt Abstract In this chapter, I discuss some of the complex challenges facing young children as they learn to become literate in today's multi-media world.

Author: Moyles, Janet

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335262649

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The new edition of this book aims to critically examine the new EYFS and the key elements of the revised framework document.
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Critical Issues in Early Childhood Professional Development

During these monthly visits , master teachers in the buildings are given feedback about which teachers need more ... the literacy and math measures from the Woodcock - Johnson Tests of Achievement , Applied Problems Test and Letter ...

Author: Martha J. Zaslow

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015062528917

Category: Psychology

Page: 412

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Effective teaching leads to positive student outcomes, and professional development for early childhood teachers is key to improving both. But what exactly do we mean by 2professional development3? What effect does it have on school readiness? Which models and approaches really work? This is the book the early childhood field needs to take the crucial first steps toward definitive answers. Top experts in early childhood education help readers: define professional development; examine research across a range of settings Head Start, public preschools, private programs on professional development and school readiness; consider both the extent and the content of professional development; learn from detailed explorations of promising professional development models; investigate key economic considerations and policy implications; identify areas for further exploration.
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Critical Issues in Infant Toddler Language Development

Instead of imposing one-size-fits-all conceptualizations, expectations, or benchmarks delineating literacy, early childhood educators should engage in learning from young children's literacy practices. Failing to do so is not only ...

Author: Daniel R. Meier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000650693

Category: Education

Page: 171

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Designed to help students and educators make critical theory-to-practice connections, this essential volume provides a deep yet accessible approach to infant and toddler language and literacy education. Centered around four foundational topics—language, interaction, and play; language and culture; multilingualism; and early literacy—each section starts with a chapter breaking down the research and theory, followed by two practice chapters, from both leadership and teacher perspectives, that illustrate key concepts across a range of infant-toddler contexts. Ideal for students in early language and literacy courses as well as programs on infant-toddler development, this critical resource helps readers thoughtfully and practically bring multilingual and multiliterate development to the infant and toddler years.
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Handbook of Early Literacy Research

Creating and sustaining a high-quality workforce in child care, early intervention, and school readiness programs. In M. Zaslow & I. Martinez-Beck (Eds.), Critical issues in early childhood professional development (pp. 355–368).

Author: Susan B. Neuman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462503353

Category: Education

Page: 467

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The field of early literacy has seen significant recent advances in theory, research, and practice. These volumes bring together leading authorities to report on current findings, integrate insights from different disciplinary perspectives, and explore ways to provide children with the strongest possible literacy foundations in the first 6 years of life. The Handbook first addresses broad questions about the nature of emergent literacy, summarizing current knowledge on cognitive pathways, biological underpinnings, and the importance of cultural contexts. Chapters in subsequent sections examine various strands of knowledge and skills that emerge as children become literate, as well as the role played by experiences with peers and families. Particular attention is devoted to the challenges involved in making schools work for all children, including members of linguistic and ethnic minority groups and children living in poverty. Finally, approaches to instruction, assessment, and early intervention are described, and up-to-date research on their effectiveness is presented.
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The Cornerstones to Early Literacy

With adult guidance, youngsters can create fantasy themes around environmental awareness, ecological concerns (e.g., oil spills, forest fires, and endangered animals), or other world issues. In critical literacy play, children learn to ...

Author: Katherine Luongo-Orlando

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551382579

Category: Education

Page: 168

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How can we build a strong literacy foundation for children? This book appreciates that learning and language development start with the play episodes, oral language practices, wordplay activities, print encounters, reading events, and writing experiences that children engage in during the early years of life. Filled with rich language activities, The Cornerstones to Early Literacy shows teachers how to create active learning experiences that are essential to building early literacy. This comprehensive handbook is organized around the following topics: Play Experiences - Understanding the early stages of learning and all aspects of the play-literacy connection ; Oral Language - Supporting opportunities for child talk with suggested conversation starters and events that involve personal timelines and storytelling ; Language Awareness and Word Play - Creating a balanced approach to language learning using games and activities that involve literature, music, choral speaking, sound games, and more ; Print Encounters - Discovering, reproducing, and creating all forms of environmental print ; Reading Events - Integrating read-aloud and shared book experiences with proven strategies for supporting and observing young readers ; Writing Experiences - Identifying early writing characteristics and techniques for moving children along in their writing.
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