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The Meaning Makers
by Gordon Wells
Based on the study "Language Learning at Home and at School", this text focuses on children's language, literacy and learning. It follows the development of a sample of children from their first words to the end of primary education and suggests ways to help them achieve their full potential.
This text focuses on children's language, literacy and learning. Based on the Bristol study "Language at Home and at School", which the author directed, it follows the development of a representative sample of children from their first words to the end of primary education. Children play an active role in their own learning, constructing an internal model of the world and a linguistic system for communicating about it. The author draws on his experience as a parent, teacher and educator to suggest ways in which adults can help children achieve their full potential as makers of meaning and creators of knowledge.
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The children and their families; learning to talk - the pattern of development; learning to talk - the construction of language; talking to learn; from home to school; helping children to make knowledge their own; differences between children in language and learning; the centrality of literacy; the children's achievements at the age of 10; the sense of story; relating practice to theory.
The Meaning Makers by Gordon Wells
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