40% off Popular Science books & eBooks—Save on general interest titles now!

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Children’s Multilingual Literacy

Fostering Childhood Literacy in Home and Community Settings

Authors: Harris, P., Brock, C., McInnes, E., Neill, B., Diamond, A., Carter, J., Camaitoga, U., Krishna, M., Giannakis, E.

Free Preview
  • Incorporates a wealth of data, including photographs
  • Presents case studies to illustrate key concepts and processes throughout the book
  • Includes samples of the multimodal and multilingual texts children co-created with their families and researchers
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-15-6587-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-15-6586-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book offers a comprehensive report on a three-year, cross-cultural, critical participatory action research study, conducted in children’s homes and communities in Fiji. This project contributed to building sustainable local capacity in communities without access to early childhood services, so as to promote preschool children’s literacy development in their home languages and English. The book includes rich descriptions of the young children’s lived, multilingual literacy practices in their home and community contexts. This work advances research-based practices for fostering young children’s multilingual literacy and building community capacity in a post-colonial Pasifika context; further, it shares valuable insights into processes and complexities that are inherent to multiliteracy and cross-cultural research.

About the authors

Professor Pauline Harris holds the Chair of Early Childhood Research at the Education Futures Unit, University of South Australia. She is an active leader and researcher in the field of Educational and Social Inclusion. Professor Cynthia Brock holds the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair of Literacy Education at the University of Wyoming. Her research interests include literacy learning opportunities for children with diverse backgrounds.
Dr Elspeth McInnes is an Associate Professor of Sociology in Education at the Education Futures Unit, University of South Australia. Her research focuses on young children’s wellbeing and development in families and education services.
Dr Bec Neill teaches across the child protection and digital technologies curricula at the Education Futures Unit, University of South Australia and has a professional background and degree in Information Systems. 
Alexandra Diamond is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Development at the Education Futures Unit, University of South Australia. Her PhD study focuses on very young children’s language socialisation in a rural Indo-Fijian community.
Dr Jenni Carter is a Lecturer in English and Literacy, and a researcher on Educational and Social Inclusion, at the Education Futures Unit, University of South Australia. Her current research is concerned with arts-based approaches to literacy.
Ufemia Camaitoga is an Early Childhood Education Consultant and National President of the Fiji Early Childhood Teachers Association. She is actively engaged in forging early childhood partnerships across organisations and people.  
Meresiana Krishna has worked as an early childhood educator in diverse settings in Fiji and with governmental and non-governmental agencies, faith-based organisations, and the Fiji Early Childhood Teachers Association.
Dr Eleni Giannakis has served as Research Assistant to the de Lissa Chair at the University of South Australia. She has expertise in children’s citizenship and Indigenous literacies practices.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-15-6587-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-15-6586-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children’s Multilingual Literacy
Book Subtitle
Fostering Childhood Literacy in Home and Community Settings
Authors
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-6587-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-6587-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-6586-1
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 323
Number of Illustrations
65 b/w illustrations
Topics