Handbook of Early Literacy Research

reviewed by Pamela J. Rossi - 2002

coverTitle: Handbook of Early Literacy Research
Author(s): Susan B. Neuman and David K. Dickinson (Editors)
Publisher: Guilford Press, New York
ISBN: 157230653X, Pages: 494, Year: 2001
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The Handbook of Early Literacy Research, edited by Susan B. Neuman and David K. Dickinson, is a collection of thirty chapters from forty-five contributors, primarily university faculty, representing a wide range of disciplinary perspectives.  Neuman and Dickinson are both active, nationally recognized scholars.  As this volume went to press, Neuman resigned from the International Reading Association’s Board of Directors to begin an appointment as Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education.  Together, the editors focus this complex 494-page volume on the “now-and-future phase of work in early literacy” (p. 3).  They hope it “will help promote cross-fertilization of theories and practices among those who are addressing similar issues from distinct perspectives” (p. 4).   The majority of chapter authors represent two fields, education and psychology, with scholarship ranging from child and human development, special and general education, linguistics and sociology, cognitive science and psychology, communication disorders and pediatrics, to genetics and social policy.  While criteria for inclusion are not given, most contributions cluster in the eastern United States, particularly... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 5, 2002, p. 962-965
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