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2nd Edition

Technology and Critical Literacy in Early Childhood

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ISBN 9780367026516
January 18, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
132 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Now in its second edition, this popular text explores classrooms where technology and critical literacies are woven into childhood curricula and teaching. Using real-world stories, it addresses what ICTs afford critical literacy with young children, and how new technologies can be positioned to engage in meaningful and authentic learning. Concise but comprehensive, the text provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, demonstrations of practice, and resources for teachers.

Updated with discussions of media literacy and new pedagogical tools, the second edition features new classroom examples and experiences that highlight the ways in which critical literacy, technology and media literacy come together in everyday life in the early childhood classroom. The inviting examples model how to use the interests and inquiry questions of young learners as a springboard for creating a critical curriculum. Each chapter includes Reflection Points, pedagogical invitations, and Resource Boxes to imagine new possibilities of working with students in engaging and supportive ways.

The inspiring stories, guidance, and tools this book make it a great resource for pre-service teachers and students in Early Childhood Education and Literacy Education, and primary teachers and educators.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Setting a Context for Exploring Critical and Media Literacies Using Technology

Part One ~ Introduction

Chapter Two: Building Relationships Between Home and School with the Use of Technology

Chapter Three: Beginning with Coming Together as a Community to Create Spaces for Critical Literacy

Chapter Four: Reading with and Against Text with Young Children

Chapter Five: Working with Multimedia Text and Technology

Part Two ~ IntroductionChapter Six: Yes We Can! : Using Technology as a Tool for Social Action

Chapter Seven: Our Families Don’t Understand English!

Chapter Eight: What About Antarctica?

Chapter Nine: The Tomato TrialsChapter Ten: Desires, Identities, and New Communication Technologies

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Vivian Maria Vasquez is Professor in the School of Education, at American University, USA.

Bryan Woods is an Elementary School Educator and teacher researcher with Peel District School Board, in Ontario, Canada.

Carol Branigan Felderman currently teaches first grade with the Falls Church City Public Schools in Falls Church, Virginia, USA.