Literacies in Childhood by Laurie Makin
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Literacies in Childhood
By Laurie Makin

Literacies in Childhood

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Literacies in Childhood by Laurie Makin

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Literacies in Childhood supports the development of competent and confident early childhood and primary educators. All chapters are written by academics with specific expertise, and address topical issues such as the intersections between language, race and gender, and commercial factors in young children's literacy learning.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780729537834
ISBN-10: 0729537838
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 175mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: MacLennan & Petty Pty Ltd
Publisher: MacLennan & Petty Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

Books By Author Laurie Makin

Learning Literacies Birth to Three by Laurie Makin Learning Literacies Birth to Three, Paperback (February 2012)

Literacy learning begins at birth as young children participate in the social practices of their homes and communities. Children who love music, books and stories; who enjoy drawing, painting and writing; who are at home with new technologies; and who interact confidently and comfortably with others, are greatly advantaged throughout their lives.

How to Develop Children's Early Literacy by Laurie Makin How to Develop Children's Early Literacy, Paperback (November 2003)

How to Develop Children's Early Literacy is a practical guide designed to support all early literacy educators and addresses current issues relating to early literacy.

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Author Biography - Laurie Makin

Laurie Makin's teaching and research interests are in children's early language and literacy learning in monolingual and multilingual contexts. Her research has focused on literacy as social practice, children's emergent literacy, gender differences in early literacy, accessing the voices of young children in research, and parent partnerships in literacy learning. Dr. Makin has developed and implemented programs to support parents as their children's first language and literacy educators, designed professional resources for early childhood staff working with children in the year prior to school entry and in transition, and published extensively. In 2005, she retired from the University of Newcastle, where she was Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Children and Education Research Centre from 2001 to 2005, and accepted an invitation to act as Visiting Scholar at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, 2005 2006. She currently works as a consultant in early language and literacy learning. Criss Jones Diaz has been a teacher educator for more than 20 years. She has taught English as a second language in Central America and the Caribbean where she learnt Spanish as a second language. Her research and publication interests are primarily in critical and cultural studies, with an emphasis on languages and literacies and identity negotiation in contexts of diversity and difference. She teaches at the University of Western Sydney in subjects focusing on sociology in education, literacy and languages education. Claire McLachlan is Associate Professor of Early Years Education at Massey University College of Education in Palmerston North, where she teaches courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate program on cognition, literacy and assessment in the early years. Claire's research background is primarily in educational psychology, with an emphasis on literacy and teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning. Claire was formerly the Program Leader: Early Years Education at Auckland University of Technology, where she established the early childhood teacher education and postgraduate programs, with specialties in Montessori, Steiner and Pasifika education. She completed her doctorate on the topic of emergent literacy in New Zealand kindergartens and has recently completed further research which examined how literacy is promoted in a range of early childhood and new entrant settings. Claire's current research interests include teachers' and parents' beliefs about literacy in early childhood, literacy environments in the early childhood setting, and physical activity in young children. "

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