Reading and Writing (2005) 18:377–384 Springer 2005 DOI 10.1007/s11145-005-3357-x Book Review Children’s Literacy Development by Catherine MCBride-Chang. First published in Great Britain by Arnold, a member of the Hodder Headline group. Published in 2004, Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 202 pp, Paperback This small but elegant book is about literacy development of children. Its focus being literacy development, this book deals with reading, writ- ing, and spelling, hot topics in the contemporary ﬁeld of education and psychology. A unique feature of the book is its treatment of literacy development from a cross-cultural perspective drawing the attention of the reader to similarities and diﬀerences between ﬁndings of literacy studies of the English language and those of a few other languages. Being a professor of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong but having English as her mother tongue, the author has a unique background to deal with literacy development in two languages, Chinese and English. Comparisons of literacy development in these two lan- guages are likely to be most refreshing, especially for readers who are inundated with studies of the alphabetic writing system, since they will gain a fresh perspective about reading
Reading and Writing – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 16, 2005
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