Review of the Book Children, Language, and Literacy:Diverse Learners in Diverse Times

Liang-Chen Lin
2013 Creative Education  
This book aims to explore the central premise that "diversity is the norm" through examining classroom activities that unfold young children's interaction and learning as well as teachers' instructional design and strategies. It provides insights into diverse child-centered curricula where children's flexibility and adaptability in literacy development are stressed. Key focuses throughout this book rest on various dialects of English, sociolinguistic flexibility, pedagogies, assessments,
more » ... e and play-based curricula. As expected, this book would contribute to studies of early childhood literacy, language diversity, and bilingual education. Specifically, it would benefit intended audiences: teachers and educators of young children, particularly teachers working with English language learners, emergent bilinguals, and special needs learners.
doi:10.4236/ce.2013.47a1007 fatcat:e465sv3te5cq5f2o6broejqrcq