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- DescriptionLanguage, Literacy and Early Childhood Education is a comprehensive textbook for pre-service and practising educators. Focusing on language and literacy development and learning in children from birth to the age of eight, the book encompasses four main early childhood settings: the family and community, childcare, the preschool years, and the early years of school. Making explicit links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, this text is based on current research and theoretical perspectives, and includes practical strategies and activities to equip educators with the kwledge and skills they need to effectively support young children's learning of language and literacy.Key FeaturesEmphasis on the key areas of oral language, reading, writing and children's literatureClearly presented links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian CurriculumToolboxes of teaching strategies and ideas that can be implemented in a range of settingsReview questions and activities for each topic, to encourage self-assessment.New to this editionAppendix A: Compendium of Teaching Strategies and Activities for Language and LiteracyAppendix B: Test Your Language and Literacy KwledgePause and reflect sections: questions to prompt readers to stop and reflect on important topicsProfessional insights features: relevant examples from theory, research and practiceAdditional learning activities and questions to promote deeper understanding and improved practiceNew references to international research in all chaptersAdditional material on children from diverse linguistic and cultural backgroundsCoverage of contemporary trends in literacy education such as visual literacy, multimodal and digital literacyRevised chapters on ICT and Children's Literature.
- Author BiographyJanet Fellowes - Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Edith Cowan University. Grace Oakley - Associate Professor/Primary Program Course Coordinator Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia.
- Author(s)Grace Oakley,Janet Fellowes
- PublisherOxford University Press Australia
- Date of Publication29/10/2014
- Place of PublicationMelbourne
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2014
- ImprintOUP Australia and New Zealand
- Weight1650 g
- Width212 mm
- Height277 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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