Controversy and debate about the inclusion of popular culture and critical literacies in early childhood has continued for decades. This debate has centred on the relative efficacy of inclusion of critical literacy and concerns around consumerism in approaches to literacy instruction.
For this essay you will need to:
Research the theoretical perspectives of the inclusion of critical literacies in early childhood.
Present the arguments for and against the inclusion of critical literacies, including implications for diverse learners.
Discuss how critical literacies can be integrated to facilitate optimal language learning.