RESOURCING EARLY LEARNING: KEY CONCEPTS Any investigation into this complex and dynamic field needs some clear reference points. In this section, we discuss some key definitions and concepts which will be used in the analysis of early ...
Author: Sue Nichols
The landscape of early childhood education and care is changing. Governments world-wide are assuming increasing authority in relation to child-rearing in the years before school entry, beyond the traditional role in assisting parents to do the best they can by their children. As part of a social agenda aimed at forming citizens well prepared to play an active part in a globalised knowledge economy, the idea of ‘early learning’ expresses the necessity of engaging caregivers right from the start of children’s lives. Nichols, Rowsell, Rainbird, and Nixon investigate this trend over three years, in two countries, and three contrasting regions, by setting themselves the task of tracing every service and agent offering resources under the banner of early learning. Far from a dry catalogue, the study involves in-depth ethnographic research in fascinating spaces such as a church-run centre for African refugee women and children, a state-of-the-art community library and an Australian country town. Included is an unprecedented inventory of an entire suburban mall. Richly visually documented, the study employs emerging methods such as Google-mapping to trace the travels of actual parents as they search for particular resources. Each chapter features a context investigated in this large, international study: the library, the mall, the clinic, and the church. The author team unravels new spaces and new networks at work in early childhood literacy and development.
Resourcing Early Learners: New Networks, New Actors. New York: Routledge. Openjuru, G. (this volume). Literacies as placed resources in the context of rural community members' everyday lives: The case of Bweyale in Uganda.
Author: Sue Nichols
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Languages and Literacies as Mobile and Placed Resources explores how languages and literacies are implicated in the complex relationship between place and mobility. It is a book that represents the next wave in literacy studies in which theories of mobility, networking and globalisation have emerged to account for the dynamic landscape of globally circulating communication resources. Authors in this volume take up a more complex way of thinking about resources, applying it to consider languages and literacies as assemblages or as parts of assemblages that are involved in learning, teaching and meaning-making. The book addresses forms of text and mobility that arise in contexts outside of formal education including marketing, charity, journalism, community organisation and parenting. It also addresses school contexts and higher education settings. Key topics explored include: Consequences of workplace confinement Literacies as placed resources in the context of rural communities Literacy, sustainability and landscapes for learning Documenting networked knowledge on tablets Mobilising literacy policy through resources Global Englishes as placed resources Languages as contextualised resources Shaping a digital academic writing resource in a transcultural space With an international range of carefully chosen contributors, this book is a must read text for all academics interested in semiotics and literacy studies.
Author: California. Department of EducationPublish On: 2012
COMPETENCY CONTEXT PLANNING AND GUIDING EARLY LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT Family and Community Engagement (continued) Performance Area 3 Community Resources Topic COMPETENCY TOPIC competency Family Demonstrates an understanding of risk ...
This edition is full of curriculum-based ideas and activities about flowers! You'll find craft ideas, learning centers, circle time activities, literature connections, basic-skills reinforcement, and much more.
A Directory of South African Youth Organisations, Service Providers and Resource Material David Barnard. Childhood Development . ... 154 Boitumelo Early Learning Centre . ... 151 Early Learning Resource Unit ( ELRU ) .
Author: David Barnard
Category: Associations, institutions, etc
The object of this publication is to provide youth, as well as people and organizations involved and interested in youth-related issues, with a comprehensive source of information on South African young organizations and related relevant issues.
Author: Bophuthatswana (South Africa). Department of EducationPublish On: 1980
4.3 A basic plan for Resource Centres for the remaining circuits is on the drawing board at the Department of Urban Affairs. 5. Early Learning Centres An architect at the Department of Urban Affairs is at present working on a design ...
Author: Bophuthatswana (South Africa). Department of Education
Prohibitions Appropriations a needs and resources assessment concerning early learning services and a statement describing how early learning programs will be funded consistent with the assessment ; a statement of how the local council ...
Author: Theodosia Sideropoulos SpewockPublish On: 1997
Parent - child activity books that lay the foundation for lifelong learning from Tottine Publications , the most trusted name in early learning resources A Totline Book for Parents Written and Compiled by Theodosia.
Resources and accommodation are often limited for groups that meet in hired premises . Above all , there is no external oversight of what is provided by any groups , so that standards of educational experience offered are not monitored ...
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, 59 National Clinical Resource Center on Child Abuse ... 60 Parent education Minnesota Early Learning Design (MELD), 57 Training and resources Boys Town National Resource and ...