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Questions that matter, conversations that count: Implementing critical literacy with young children

Raella Kahuroa


This article describes how two critical literacy activities were successfully incorporated into an early childhood centre in Aotearoa New Zealand. The article discusses the design of the activities, how the activities worked in the classroom, and the children’s perceived learning. The article concludes that critical literacy activities with young children are possible. This was achieved through the use of critical questions and critical conversations that address issues that truly matter to the children concerned.

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