Critical Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom: Unpacking Histories, Unlearning Privilege (BOK)

Candace R. Kuby

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Using narrative inquiry, this book shares the author's transformative journey as a literacy teacher/researcher examining her experience as a White, middle-class female. The author argues that it is not enough for teachers to implement curricula and pedagogical strategies designed to foster inclusiveness. Instead, teachers must look inward, questioning their personal histories, biases, and beliefs in order to develop better self-awareness. In this book, Kuby reflects on how her self-interrogation shaped her interactions with 5- and 6-year-olds and influenced her critical literacy teaching.

The book discusses five key questions:

  • Witnessing: What Do You Do With What You See and Know?
  • Whiteness: How Was Curriculum Shaped by My Histories?
  • What is a Negotiated Critical Literacy Inquiry?
  • "We, Them, White, Black": What Language Should Educators Use?
  • Can Social Action be Embodied Over Time and Space?


This practical text includes a parent questionnaire, an example of a summer programme newsletter, and reflective exercises for pre- and in-service teachers.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Candace R. Kuby
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780807754696
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 0,8cm
Vekt 227 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Vivian Maria Vasquez Emner og form Pre-school & kindergarten, Literacy strategies