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The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Second Edition
Edited by:

November 2012 | 704 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This new edition of the much-loved Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy has been revised and updated to retain its cutting-edge focus on emergent and important areas of research. This comprehensive and ground-breaking work guides the reader through current social, cultural and historical analysis on a global scale.

The new edition contains a greater range of methodologies, and chapters on:

  • Space and literacy
  • Disabilities and early childhood literacy
  • Digital literacies
  • Indigenous literacy
  • Play and literacy
  • Policy

In the Handbook, readers will find coverage of all the key topics in early childhood literacy, including perspectives; literacy in families, communities and cultures; making meaning; literacy in preschool settings and schools, and various research methodologies. The exceptional list of contributors offers in-depth expertise in their respective areas of knowledge.

This Handbook is essential for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and literacy-center personnel. Anyone involved in Early Years education and teaching reading and writing will find it illuminating.

Julia Gillen and Nigel Hall
The Emergence of Early Childhood Literacy
Radhika Viruru
Post-Colonial Perspectives on Early Childhood Literacy
Elaine Millard and Petula Bhojwani
Gender and Early Childhood Literacy
Aria Razfar and Kris Gutièrrez
Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Literacy: The Sociocultural Influence and New Directions in Digital and Hybrid Mediation
Karen E. Wohlwend
Play, Literacies and the Converging Cultures of Childhood
Cecelia Rios-Aguilar
Policy-Making in Early Childhood Literacy: Pathways to Equity for All Children
Martha Mock and Susan Hildenbrand
Disability and Early Childhood: The Importance of Creating Literacy Opportunities and Identities
Tamara Spencer, Michele Knobel, and Colin Lankshear
Researching Young Children's Out-of-School Literacy Practices
Eve Gregory and Charmian Kenner
The Out-of-School Schooling of Literacy
Catherine Compton-Lilly and Beth Graue with Rebecca Rogers
Agency, Authority and Action in Family Literacy Scholarship: An Analysis of the Epistemological Assumptions Operating in Family Literacy Scholarship
Greg Brooks and Peter Hannon
Research Issues in Family Literacy
Jackie Marsh
Early Childhood Literacy and Popular Culture
Muriel Robinson and Margaret Mackey
Film and Television
Debbie Reese
Critical Indigenous Literacies
Kate Pahl and Jennifer Rowsell
Artifactual Literacies
Sue Nichols and Helen Nixon
Space, Place and Early Childhood Literacy
Rosie Flewitt
Multimodal Perspectives on Early Childhood Literacies
Lesley Lancaster
Moving into Literacy: How It All Begins
Gunther Kress
Perspectives on Making Meaning: The Differential Principles and Means of Adults and Children
Gerald Coles
Reading Policy: Evidence versus Power
Charmian Kenner and Eve Gregory
Becoming Biliterate
Dominic Wyse and Usha Goswami
Early Reading Development
Caitlin McMunn Dooley, Miriam Martinez, and Nancy L. Roser
Young Children's Literary Meaning-Making: A Decade of Research 2000-2010
Allan Luke, Victoria Carrington and Cushla Kapitzke
Textbooks and Early Childhood Literacy
Deborah Wells Rowe
Recent Trends in Research on Young Children's Authoring
Patricia L. Scharer and Jerry Zutell
The Development of Spelling
Anne Haas Dyson
The Place of Childhoods in School Writing Programs: A Matter of Ethics
Joanne Larson and Shira M. Peterson
Talk and Discourse in Formal Learning Settings
Kathy Hall
Effective Literacy Teaching in the Early Years of School: A Review of Evidence
Eithne Kennedy
Creating Positive Literacy Learning Environments in Early Childhood: Engaging Classrooms, Creating Lifelong Readers, Writers and Thinkers
Sharon Murphy
Towards Knowing Well and Doing Well: Assessment and Early childhood Education
Cathy Burnett and Guy Merchant
Learning, Literacies and New Technologies: The Current Context and Future Possibilities
Barbara Comber
Critical Literacy in the Early Years: Emergence and Sustenance in an Age of Accountability
David Bloome, Laurie Katz, Huili Hong, Patricia May-Woods and Melissa Wilson
Methodologies in Research on Young Children and Literacy
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana and Karisa Peer
Methodologies of Early Childhood Research

'The second edition of this internationally respected and widely used text encompasses a myriad of new issues and insights, both through new contributions and thoughtfully revised chapters which raise fresh questions and challenges for research and practice. In pushing the boundaries still further, the handbook retains its rightful place at the forefront of research into early childhood literacy practices in the 21st century'
-Professor Teresa Cremin, Open University, UK

'This handbook provides in-depth knowledge of insights and theories about the dynamic process of how children come to know literacy as thinking humans in social and cultural spaces. There is a rich array of research perspectives of children's meaning-making through family and digital literacies, play and literacy, and in-school and out-of-school literacy experiences'
-Yetta Goodman, Regents Professor, University of Arizona

Joanne Larson

Joanne Larson is Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education and Chair of the Teaching and Curriculum program at the University of Rochester’s Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, USA. She received her PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995. Larson’s ethnographic research examines how language and literacy practices mediate social and power relations in literacy events in schools and communities. She is currently collaborating with Rochester community residents on a participatory action research project examining changes associated with transforming a local corner store into a cornerstone of healthy... More About Author

Jackie Marsh

Jackie Marsh is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield, UK, where she conducts research on young children's play and digital literacy practices in homes, communities and early years settings and primary schools. Her most recent publications include Changing Play: Play, Media and Commercial Culture from the 1950s to the Present Day (with Bishop, 2014) and Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy (edited with Larson, 2013). Jackie is an editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. More About Author

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