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ERIC Number: ED445825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 14
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Reconceptualising Literacy Understanding and Practices in Early Childhood Settings.
Ashton, Jean; Sproats, Eira
Reflecting upon and learning from one's working experiences in order to inform future practice is a mark of any professional. The dynamic structure of the early childhood classroom with its focus on the child within the broader context of the family and community makes the reflective process essential for all staff. This paper reports the outcomes of a pilot program in Australia designed to support early childhood staff as they focus on early literacy. In a case study of one service, the reflections of an early childhood teacher in Sydney are analyzed and discussed. The case study describes the shifts in the teacher's practices and understandings about the nature of early literacy as social practice, how it is encouraged, the role of parents, and the need to incorporate home understandings about literacy into all aspects of daily programming. Contains 28 references. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia