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Literacy Goes to School
The Parents' Role in Young Children's Literacy Learning



February 1996 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Very accessible - not too technical or jargon-ridden. The practical suggestions were useful too - if professionals feel inspired to promote change in their practice and policy it is helpful to have suggestions on where to start and what to do' - Management in Education

Few primary teachers have a chance to find out in detail what children have already learnt, and continue to learn, about literacy at home with their parents. This book gives a clear demonstration of literacy learning that takes place at home, and how it differs from, as well as relates to, literacy at school. It will help teachers to increase their understanding of this process and to build on their relationship with parents. Such understanding, the book shows, can directly enhance children's literacy performance in school.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: PARENTS' CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY
 
What is Early Literacy Development?
 
Home Background and Literacy Development
 
Home-School Relations
 
The Effects of Parents’ Contribution to Literacy
 
PART TWO: LITERACY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PARENTS' EYES
 
Literacy at Home
Children Aged Three

 
 
Literacy at Home
Children Aged Seven

 
 
Home-School Relations and Children’s Literacy
 
Influences on the Parents’ Role
 
PART THREE: IMPLICATIONS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
 
Highlighting Favourite Books
 
Extending Home-School Relations

`Very accessible - not too technical or jargon-ridden. The practical suggestions were useful too - if professionals feel inspired to promote change in their practice and policy it is helpful to have suggestions on where to start and what to do' - Management in Education

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