This unique and visionary text is a compilation of fascinating
studies conducted in a variety of cross-cultural settings where
children learn language and literacy with siblings, grandparents,
peers and community members. Focusing on the knowledge and skills
of children often invisible to educators, these illuminating
studies highlight how children skilfully draw from their varied
cultural and linguistic worlds to make sense of new
The vastly experienced team of contributors provide powerful
demonstrations of the generative activity of young children and
their mediating partners - family members, peers, and community
members - as they syncretise languages, literacies and cultural
practices from varied contexts.
Through studies grounded in home, school, community school,
nursery and church settings, we see how children create for
themselves radical forms of teaching and learning in ways that are
not typically recognised, understood or valued in schools.
This book will be invaluable reading for teachers, teacher
educators, researchers and policy-makers who seek to understand the
many pathways to literacy and use that knowledge to affect real
change in schools.
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