Strengthening literacy and numeracy in early childhood

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Drawing from the inclusive pedagogical approach in action framework and Pierre Bourdieu s social theory concepts of habitus, field and capital, this chapter positions literacy and numeracy learning as core components of further learning, and living successfully in the world. It addresses learner diversity in early childhood settings and recognises the uniqueness of every child within the context of a broad range of cultural knowledge. The chapter concludes with two sample lessons and reflective questions, which early childhood teachers can use as models to expand children s literacy and numeracy concepts, enabling creative and critical interactions across a range of modes in the context of everyday life across families and cultures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInclusive Pedagogy Across the Curriculum
EditorsJoanne M Deppeler, Tim Loreman, Ron Smith, Lani Florian
Place of PublicationBingley UK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Pages25 - 43
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781784416485
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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