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Shaping early childhood through the literacy curriculum

Miller, Linda (2001). Shaping early childhood through the literacy curriculum. Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 21(2) pp. 107–116.

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This paper considers how policy developments in the last decade in England have impacted on and 'shaped' the curriculum for literacy in early childhood and views about how young children learn about literacy. It argues that these views are contradicted by well-established research in the field of emergent literacy, which reveals young children as active and competent literacy learners. The possibility of 'reconstructing' existing practice is examined through contrasting curricula approaches, which offer different understandings about children and the early childhood curriculum.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0957-5146
Keywords: Emergent; literacy; curriculum; play; co-construction
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 837
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 May 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 15:43
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