home to school…

Makin et al. assert that “the home and community experiences that children bring to early childhood programs must be reflected and built upon in early childhood settings.”[1]

I’m just thinking about bilingualism and biculturalism and ways to promote the home to school connections children make… these are especially important to a 21st century education, it seems to me.


[1] p.7 Laurie Makin, Criss Jones Díaz, Claire McLachlan (c2007) Literacies in Childhood: Changing views, challenging practice. 2nd edn. Elsevier: Sydney

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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