Rethinking Early Literacies : Reading and Rewriting Worlds Paperback
by Mariana (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA) Souto-Manning, Haeny S. (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA) Yoon
Part of the Changing Images of Early Childhood series
Rethinking Early Literacies honors the identities of young children as they read, write, speak, and play across various spaces, in and out of pre/school.
Despite narrow curricular mandates and policies, the book highlights the language resources and tools that children cultivate from families, communities, and peers.
The chapters feature children's linguistic flexibility with multiple languages, creative appropriation of popular culture, participation in community literacy practices, and social negotiation in the context of play.
Throughout the book, the authors critically reframe what it means to be literate in contemporary society, specifically discussing the role of educators in theorizing and rethinking language ideologies for practice.
Issues influencing early childhood education in trans/national contexts are forefronted (e.g. racism, immigration rights, readiness) throughout the book, with a call to support and sustain communities of color.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 244 pages, 32 Halftones, black and white; 32 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/01/2018
- Category: Literacy strategies
- ISBN: 9781138121416