Children's Literacy Development : A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Learning to Read and Write, Paperback / softback Book

Children's Literacy Development : A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Learning to Read and Write Paperback / softback

Part of the International Texts in Developmental Psychology series

Description

In the thoroughly updated second edition of this unique book, Catherine McBride examines how the languages we know help structure the process of becoming literate.

Taking an ecological and distinctively cross-cultural perspective, the book looks at reading and writing development and impairment across a range of languages, scripts, and contexts.

The book covers issues including:The importance of phonological sensitivity for learning to read and to writeThe first units, or building blocks, of literacy learning in different scripts such as Chinese, English, Korean Hangul, Hebrew, Hindi and ArabicThe role of visual processing in reading and writing skillsHow the latest research can inform the teaching of readingAn overview of our understanding of dyslexia, including recent neuroscientific researchThe developmental challenges in becoming biliterateWhat is special about writing for beginners and later for comprehensive writingBasics of reading comprehension Children's Literacy Development, Second Edition is a timely and important contribution to our understanding of literacy around the world.

Written by an eminent scholar in the field, it is the only book available that provides an overview of how children learn to read and write in different languages, and will be essential reading for all students of Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psycholinguistics and Speech Therapy.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 234 pages, 21 Line drawings, black and white; 6 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Language acquisition
  • ISBN: 9781848722873

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