It is essential to support teacher candidates in becoming culturally responsive and learning about social justice in the classroom as schools across the country become more culturally and linguistically diverse. In this qualitative study, the author looked at children’s literature as a way to support teacher candidates’ learning about critical literacy and social justice. Teacher candidates constructed an annotated bibliography of children’s texts centered around a topic of their choice. Findings suggest teachers increased their understanding and use of a critical literacy lens on the literature they selected and developed a deeper understanding of the potential connections between children’s texts and social justice.
Papola-Ellis, A. (2020). Teacher Candidates’ Use of Critical Literacy to Shift Thinking about Texts and Social Justice. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 59 (2). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol59/iss2/4