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Kim, So Jung; Hachey, Alyse C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Despite the importance of traditional children's literature in children's literacy learning, little is still known about how fairytales can be effectively used for pedagogical purposes to facilitate young children's critical participation in early literacy instruction. The main purpose of this article is to explore the intersection of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Preschool Children, Critical Literacy, Story Telling
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Bennett, Susan V.; Gunn, AnnMarie Alberton; Gayle-Evans, Guda; Barrera, Estanislado S.; Leung, Cynthia B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Early childhood educators continue to see an increase in their culturally diverse student population. As our country continues to grow as a multicultural nation, it is imperative that our early childhood classrooms embrace this rich diversity and provide experiences that affirm all students, families and communities. We (teacher educators)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Teachers, Family Involvement
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McCloskey, Erin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
This article explores how a preschool writing community in an inclusive classroom provided the space for children to enact a critical literacy stance when they reconceptualized jail from being a place where "bad" people are taken to a place that people are sometimes placed because they perform acts of social justice. This case study highlights how…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Inclusion, Preschool Education, Preschool Children