Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
This study analyzes the role that children’s literature plays in acquiring critical tools and deconstructing the internalized sense of worthlessness and oppression that Latinos living in poverty might experience. The goal is to provide literacy spaces and critical tools for both, teachers and students from marginalized and oppressed backgrounds, as Paulo Freire and Donaldo Macedo suggest, to become aware of one’s reality and act upon our world. This intends to engage students in dialogue and reflection, in order to critically analyze and understand issues of social, economic and political injustice and inequities; and deconstruct their internalized sense of worthlessness and oppression. The outcome of the study is to provide bilingual educators with literature resources, such as a collection of literature in Spanish and reflection suggestions, aimed to promote action, transformation and social justice within a community of learners.
Mendoza, Martha S.
"Critical Literacy: Changing the World Through the Word,"
McNair Scholars Research Journal:
1, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/mcnair_journal/vol6/iss1/10
Dr. Alicia Garza