Children’s Stories Supporting the Development of Critical Literacy and Intercultural Understanding

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Pesonen , J 2019 , Children’s Stories Supporting the Development of Critical Literacy and Intercultural Understanding . in K J Kerry-Moran & J-A Aerila (eds) , Story in Children's Lives : Contributions of the Narrative Mode to Early Childhood Development, Literacy, and Learning . Educating the Young Child: Advances in Theory, Implications for Practice , vol. 16 , Springer , Cham , pp. 275-297 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19266-2_14

Title: Children’s Stories Supporting the Development of Critical Literacy and Intercultural Understanding
Author: Pesonen, Jaana
Other contributor: Kerry-Moran, Kelli Jo
Aerila, Juli-Anna
Contributor organization: Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Department of Education
AGORA for the study of social justice and equality in education -research centre
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2019-09-28
Language: eng
Number of pages: 23
Belongs to series: Story in Children's Lives
Belongs to series: Educating the Young Child: Advances in Theory, Implications for Practice
ISBN: 978-3-030-19265-5
978-3-030-19266-2
ISSN: 2543-0610
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19266-2_14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334638
Abstract: This chapter examines the possibilities of applying children’s storybooks in supporting the development of critical literacy as well as intercultural understanding. Valuing and supporting children’s reading is known to provide understanding and empathy towards other human beings. The chapter focuses on theoretical notions related to promoting critical literacies through children’s storybooks, but also includes practical examples of utilizing multicultural children’s stories. The chapter introduces different strategies that parents and teachers can use to support the development of critical literacy, including critical thinking and understanding multiple perspectives. Focus is especially on young children, because they already are capable of moving beyond what is in front of them on the page. Since children’s storybooks offer possibilities for readers to question implicit assumptions about self and others, books can support readers in becoming more culturally aware and sensitive. Consequently, reading storybooks can affect children’s intercultural understanding, and the role of storybooks in children’s moral development – both shaping and changing attitudes – should be seen as transformative.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
critical literacy
intercultural understanding
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion


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