Australian Early Childhood Literacy Learning: Practical Ideas for Early Childhood Educators
1 Jan 2005
Cengage Learning Australia
Literacy Learning in Australia: Practical Ideas for Early Childhood Educators is an introduction to early literacy learning focusing on the literacy needs of children in the first five years. The authors socio-cultural approach emphasises the importance of recognising the everyday events that expose children to and foster literacy learning possibilities. The book provides a sound theoretical perspective from which to make decisions about developing childhood-centre literacy policies, as well as a range of practical frameworks to guide appropriate and relevant literacy practices in early childhood care and education contexts. Literacy Learning in Australia: Practical Ideas for Early Childhood Educators is supported by numerous examples of practice, suggestions for planning, implementing and evaluating a literacy curriculum as well as questions for reflection, all leading to quality outcomes. This book will be an invaluable guide for early childhood professionals, trainees in a wide range of courses and parents of young children.