Title

Transforming research into practice: Implications of a family literacy program for early childhood professionals

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Title

Growing up literate : Australian literacy research for practice

Publisher

Eleanor Curtain Publishing

Place of Publication

Victoria, Australia

Editor(s)

Janet Scull & Bridie Raban

School

School of Education

RAS ID

21060

Comments

Rohl, M., & Barratt-Pugh, C. (2016). Transforming research into practice: Implications of a family literacy program for early childhood professionals. In Scull, J., & Raban, B. (Eds.). Growing up literate : Australian literacy research for practice. South Yarra, Victoria: Eleanor Curtain Publishing.

Abstract

Each chapter in this books presents a research study that explores issues for teaching literacy in the early years in an Australian context. The studies bridge theory and practice in order to strengthen pedagogies and professional learning. They challenge assumptions and beliefs about teaching and learning, and about the skills, achievements and literacy needs of Australian children in a diverse range of communities. The studies highlight: the importance of the years before school in giving children the best start to their literacy development; current Australian early childhood literacy practices, as children transition from home to preschool and to school; principles and practices that can stimulate and support more effective literacy education in early years; practices in response to the needs of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or those living in rural and remote locations

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