Transitions in literacy learning in early childhood

Laurie MAKIN

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In this paper, I discuss transitions in literacy learning at two important periods in children's lives: the transition from home to an early childhood setting to school; and the transition from an early childhood setting to school. While change is part of life, children need support to reconcile discontinuities. The central importance of partnerships between early childhood practitioners and families in supporting young children's literacy learning is emphasized and some of the issues involved in deloping productive partnerships are explored. I suggest that a willingness to recognize and accept the knowledge and expertise of families is a key step, and I offer guidelines to support this process.
本文作者探討兒童在生命中兩個重要時期的讀寫學習的銜接,這兩個時期包括由家庭過渡到幼教機構以及由幼教機構過渡到小學。轉變是人生中不可或缺的一部分;兒童需要支援才能得以順利過渡到不同階段。作者強調,幼兒教育工作者和家庭之間的伙伴關係是培養兒童讀寫學習能力的關鍵。要建立良好的伙伴關係,過程上往往遇到不少問題,本文亦會嘗試探討一些例子。要發展有效的家校合作,接納家庭擁有的知識是重要的一步。作者最後並提供有關的指引。 Copyright © 2006 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-27
JournalHong Kong Journal of Early Childhood
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2006


Makin, L. (2006). Transitions in literacy learning in early childhood. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 5(1), 22-27.


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