Young bilingual learners: socio-cultural perspective

Drury, R. (2010). Young bilingual learners: socio-cultural perspective. In: Hall, K.; Goswami, U.; Harrison, C.; Ellis, S. and Soler, J. eds. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read: Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy. Abingdon: Routledge, p. 2010.

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read brings together different disciplinary perspectives and studies on reading for all those who seek to extend and enrich the current practice, research and policy debates. The breadth of knowledge that underpins pedagogy is a central theme and the book will help educators, policymakers and researchers understand the full range of research perspectives that must inform decisions about the development of reading in schools. The book offers invaluable insights into learners who do not achieve their full potential. The chapters have been written by key figures in education, psychology, sociology and neuroscience, and promote discussion of:comprehensiongender and literacy attainmentphonics and decodingdigital literacy at home and schoolbilingual learners and readingdyslexia and special educational needsevidence based literacyvisual textsThis book encompasses a comprehensive range of conceptual perspectives on reading pedagogy and offers a wealth of new insights to support innovative research directions.

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