Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Critical Literacy : Changing the World Through the Word
Critical literacy is a pedagogical tool to empower and encourage students from oppressed backgrounds into believing in their own power and voice. Using guidelines outlined by critical literacy standards and scholarly research, the purpose of this study was to evaluate an assortment of children’s books in Spanish in order to create a critical literacy curriculum resource for bilingual educators. By providing this select reading material, educators can encourage dialogue and analysis of issues of social injustice and oppression. Further considerations for this study will consist on case studies and action research, where the selected critical literacy curriculum resource is used in classroom settings.