Using Children’s Literature to Support Children’s Understanding of Social Justice

Conference Year: 

2017

Primary Speaker name: 

Story reading and picture books have always served as a means for adults to educate children about sociocultural norms and expectations. In an increasingly diverse society with growing economic and social disparities, it is important to use high quality children’s literature to support children’s learning of empathy, compassion and social justice.  This interactive session will use children’s books, and focus on how children benefit from opportunities to learn about real societal challenges via literature that considers and respects their developmental capacities and understandings.

Type: 

Concurrent

Room: 

Mountain Laurel

Date and Time: 

05/10/2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Topic: 

Inclusive Practices

Age Group: 

Birth to 5

Target Audience: 

Professional Development Providers

DEC Recommended Practices: 

Family
Instruction
Interaction

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