The African Storybook in Global Perspective: Children’s Literacy and Teacher Identity. Apr 26, 2016 | 12:30pm–2pm

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The Institute for Early Childhood Education & Research (IECER) along with Early Childhood Education Graduate Students in the Faculty of Education are proud to host a faculty and graduate student research brown bag series intended to bring faculty, students and the ECE Community together to consider inquiry and research across the complex and multi-faceted discipline of Early Childhood Education.  The African Storybook (ASb) is a ground-breaking South African initiative, begun in 2013, which promotes early literacy for African children through a powerful interactive website ( There are currently over 500 unique stories in over 60 African languages, as well as English, French, and Portuguese, which can be downloaded, translated, and adapted.

Presenters: Bonnie Norton, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, LLED.  Liam Doherty, Ph.D. Student, LLED.  Espen Stranger-Johannessen, Ph.D. Candidate, LLED.

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016   Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Location: Room 310, Neville Scarfe, 2125 Main Mall, Point Grey Campus


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