Revealing invisible worlds: connecting the mainstream with bilingual children’s home and community experiences

Parke, Tim, Drury, Rose, Kenner, Charmian and Robertson, Leena Helavaara ORCID: (2002) Revealing invisible worlds: connecting the mainstream with bilingual children’s home and community experiences. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy . ISSN 1468-7984 [Article]

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Abstract This article sets out to make the point that if teachers and
others have, as the evidence by which they will place, teach and assess
young bilinguals, only those children’s performance in English, they
are not likely to appreciate the full range of their capacities, and their
linguistic capacity above all others.The theoretical overview is
followed by sets of data deriving from four UK researchers. Rose
Drury shows the interface of the home and school environments for a
young bilingual girl. Charmian Kenner compares the first-and
additional-language literacies of a young child in nursery.Tim Parke
investigates the performance of three young potential bilinguals, retelling
stories in English and then in their mother tongue. Leena
Helavaara Robertson investigates the role of community schools and
their construction by central agencies. Finally the authors re-state their
focus, stressing what is revealed in young bilingual children’s
language abilities by the work they have presented and suggesting
some implications for pedagogy and practice in early years contexts.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 16477
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Depositing User: Leena Robertson
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 16:49
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 13:08

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