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Benton, Michael; Benton, Peter – Children's Literature in Education, 2008
The "Touchstones" series of poetry anthologies was first published in the UK between 1968 and 1972 in five volumes. Over a million copies and three revisions later, "Touchstones Now 11-14" appeared in the summer of 2008. Few, if any, books for the classroom can claim such longevity. In this article, the compilers of the…
Descriptors: Anthologies, Poetry, Childrens Literature, Politics of Education
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Benton, Michael – Children's Literature in Education, 1978
Notes the absence of articles about poetry in journals and other publications, reflects on the poetry available for children, and urges teachers to include more poetry in the classroom. Concludes with a selected bibliography of poetry written for children. (HOD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, English Curriculum
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Benton, Michael – Children's Literature in Education, 1996
Examines issues about the representation of children in art during the 18th and 19th centuries: (1) main representations during this period; (2) principal influences affecting the construction of these images; and (3) whether the verbal and visual arts conceptualize childhood in similar or different ways. Looks at three influences on writers and…
Descriptors: Art History, Children, Childrens Literature, Eighteenth Century Literature
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Benton, Michael – Children's Literature in Education, 1979
Outlines an approach to children's responses to literature that (1) builds upon the knowledge available from different disciplines; (2) offers a conceptual model that accounts for the nature and dimensions of the "Secondary World"; and (3) argues that children's responses to stories can be most satisfactorily described in relation to…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Concept Formation, Conceptual Schemes