Remixing emergent literacy education

Cross-age, plurilingual, multimedia adventures in narrative teaching and learning

Authored by: Heather Lotherington

The Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood

Print publication date:  July  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138303881
eBook ISBN: 9780203730638
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This chapter addresses a growing phenomenon in early childhood education (ECE) that has received insufficient pedagogical attention: how to close the gap between school entrants’ heterogeneous linguistic and cultural backgrounds and the language proficiency expectations of ECE literacy preparation curricula. This is an increasingly common problem, given the proliferating movement of people around the globe, and one of acute relevance to schools in Toronto, Canada, where this research took place.

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