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‘Why Johnny Can’t Read’: Seeking a Response through the Art of Teaching

Teaching in Unequal Societies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...While discussing the progressive decline of education, particularly school education, in the United States of America, Hannah Arendt in her essay ‘The Crisis in Education’ asks ‘why Johnny can’t read’ (2006: 171). ‘Johnny’ in this question...
...In recent times a perceived need has emerged to re-engage citizens locally, nationally and globally in social and political activity. Between the national and the global lies the European sphere, and ‘education for citizenship...

Mind, Society, and Literacy

Developing Culturally and Historically Sensitive Teacher Education : Global Lessons from a Literacy Education Program

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The human brain is the result of, at the level of the species, hundreds of thousands of years of evolution; and, at the individual level, a lifetime of biological maturation and social mediation. Originally serving to enable the human...

Communication and Language Development in Early Childhood Education (Australia)

Emilia Djonov

Emilia Djonov is Senior Lecturer in Early Language and Literacy at the Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Definition of early literacy The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) defines early literacy as “the capacity, confidence and disposition to use language in all its forms [and] a range of modes of communication including...

Raising Awareness of Europe in Classroom and Community: a Scottish initiative

Schools for the Future Europe : Values and Change Beyond Lisbon

Continuum, 2012

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...In Scotland an interesting initiative established nearly 20 years ago has been developing nationally, especially in recent years, thanks to the work of the Scottish European Educational Trust. The principal aim is to increase awareness...

Communication and Language Development in Early Childhood Education (Norway)

Gunhild Tomter Alstad

Gunhild Tomter Alstad is Associate Professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Definition of early literacy Early childhood education (ECE) in Norway is characterized by contextualized and informal language and literacy learning. The prevailing view is that children learn language and literacy by interacting...

Foreign Language Assistants in Schools: making sure of the future

Schools for the Future Europe : Values and Change Beyond Lisbon

Continuum, 2012

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...There are more than six billion language learners in the world, of whom only a minority suffer from the disability of monolingualism. The fact that [the Language Assistants programme] has outlasted empires and survived...

The Development of Plurilingual Literacy

David Little

David Little was formerly Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For the past ten years, he has played a leading role in the Council of Europe’s work on the language education of migrants. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Déirdre Kirwan

Déirdre Kirwan was principal of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), Blanchardstown, Ireland, from 1987 to 2015. In 2008 she was nominated European Ambassador for Languages (Léargas) for her active promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, and in 2009 she received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, for her research in this area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Engaging with Linguistic Diversity : A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In this chapter we are concerned with the development of pupils’ plurilingual literacy. We begin by summarizing the trajectory of literacy development described in the Primary School Curriculum (PSC); we then provide examples of pupils...

Linguistic Knowledge and Literacy Education

Developing Culturally and Historically Sensitive Teacher Education : Global Lessons from a Literacy Education Program

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter focuses on how the discipline of linguistics can benefit literacy educators in helping students navigate an increasingly complex discursive and symbolic world. Linguistics refers to the scientific study of language and its...

Miss Wu’s pedagogy

Xin-min Zheng

Xin-min Zheng is Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chris Davison

Chris Davison is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Pedagogy : Analysing ELT Teachers in China

Continuum, 2008

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...Introduction This chapter focuses on describing and interpreting Miss Wu’s beliefs, design and practices. For the convenience of comparison and analysis, Chapter 5 and 6 follow the same format...