Research has shown that children as young as three are receptive to the attitudes of those around them and can exhibit racist or social bias. Discuss how picture books can be used in Early Years settings to combat prejudice and deficit thinking to encourage the development of empathy and socially just attitudes in young children.
Your essay should refer to three picture-books on the course. It should be informed by the picture-book theory and social justice theory. At least five references are required. The three picture books that must be discussed are: (1) The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
(2) I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox
(3) The Romanian Builder by Peter Prendergast