Language : English
Published : 2014-10-29
Pages : 704
Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education
Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education is also available as an ebook.Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education is a comprehensive textbook for pre-service and practising educators. Focusing on language and literacy development and learning in children from birth to the age of eight, the book encompasses four main early childhood settings: the family and community, childcare, the preschool years, and the early years of school. Making explicit links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, this text is based on current research and theoretical perspectives, and includes practical strategies and activities to equip educators with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively support young children’s learning of language and literacy.Key FeaturesEmphasis on the key areas of oral language, reading, writing and children’s literatureClearly presented links to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian CurriculumToolboxes of teaching strategies and ideas that can be implemented in a range of settingsReview questions and activities for each topic, to encourage self-assessment.New to this editionAppendix A: Compendium of Teaching Strategies and Activities for Language and LiteracyAppendix B: Test Your Language and Literacy KnowledgePause and reflect sections: questions to prompt readers to stop and reflect on important topicsProfessional insights features: relevant examples from theory, research and practiceAdditional learning activities and questions to promote deeper understanding and improved practiceNew references to international research in all chaptersAdditional material on children from diverse linguistic and cultural backgroundsCoverage of contemporary trends in literacy education such as visual literacy, multimodal and digital literacyRevised chapters on ICT and Children’s Literature.
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One of the noteworthy global achievements of the past two decades has been the remarkable increase in thenumber of children attending school and the number of children completing the primary cycle. As more children start school, the focus has shifted toward the quality of their education—on true learning, not just schooling. The critical role played by teachers to enhance the quality of education is especially salient in a populous, geographically dispersed, and culturally diverse country such as Indonesia. With close to three million teachers, Indonesia has one of the largest and most diverse cadres of educators in the world. The comprehensive Teacher and Lecturer Law, approved by the Indonesian government in 2005, radically reformed the management and development of those teachers. Teacher Reform in Indonesia: The Role of Politics and Evidence in Policy Making features a comprehensive analysis of the teaching profession and the impact of recent reforms, which included the doubling of a teacher’s basic pay once he/she satisfies the conditions necessary for certification—a factor that has improved the status ofteachers and attracted better candidates to teacher training institutions. This book provides a description of the political and economic context in which the reform was developed and implemented as wellas an analysis of how the reform affected teacher quality and student outcomes. The book’s framework promotes an approach to reforms based on improving the nature of teacher recruitment; preservice education; induction, mentoring, and probation; formal certification; continuing professional development; teacher performance appraisal; and ongoing career development. The recent history of teacher reform in Indonesia can inform other countries seeking to improve their educational systems and, ultimately, the success of their teachers and students. This book should therefore be of particular interest to Ministries of Education that contemplate similar reforms and development agencies and practitioners that seek to support country efforts to strengthen the teaching profession.
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About the Author
Richard I. Arends is Professor of Educational Leadership and Dean Emeritus at Connecticut State University where he served as Dean of the School of Education and Interim Provost of Academic Affair from 1991-2004. Before going to Connecticut he was on the faculty and chair of the department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard Arends received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon where he was on the faculty from 1975 to 1983. A former elementary, middle school, and high school teacher, his special interests are teaching, teacher education, organization development and school improvement. He has worked widely with schools and universities throughout North America, in Jamaica, and in the Pacific Rim, including Australia, Samoa, Palau, and Saipan. Professor Arends has authored or contributed to over a dozen books on education including the Second Handbook or Organization Development in Schools, Systems Change Strategies in Education, Exploring Teaching, and Learning to Teach. The latter is now in its 8th edition and has been translated into several foreign languages. The recipient of numerous awards, he was selected in 1989 as the outstanding teacher educator in the state of Maryland and in 1990 received the Judith Ruskin Award for outstanding research in education given by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). From 1995-97 Professor Arends held the William Allen (Boeing) Endowed Chair Boeing in the School of Education at Seattle University. Currently, he is retired in Portland, Oregon where he pursues favorite projects and continues to write.
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About the Author
Linda Wilson has been teaching in Further Education since 1984. She started as a variable hours lecturer and went on to hold a full-time teaching post after taking her teaching qualifications; she has since gained a Master’s Degree in the Management of Education. Linda became involved in staff training and teacher training during the 90s and is currently Director of Human Resources at Tamworth and Lichfield College.