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Kokkola, Lydia – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This paper draws on two forms of cognitive studies to examine how a minority language literature cultivates feelings of in-group belonging. The minority in focus are the Tornedalingar: Swedish nationals who live near the Torne River which marks the border with Finland. The official language of the Tornedalingar is "Meänkieli" which…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Childrens Literature, Official Languages, Cultural Influences
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Kerby, Martin Charles; Baguley, Margaret Mary; MacDonald, Abbey – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
Over the past two decades children's picture books dealing with the Australian experience during the First World War have sought to balance a number of thematic imperatives. The increasingly sentimentalised construct of the Australian soldier as a victim of trauma, the challenge of providing a moral lesson that reflects both modern ideological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Picture Books, War, World History
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de Bruijn, Annette – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In multi- or intercultural educational contexts, folktales from around the world are often approached as representative of diverse cultures and used to transmit knowledge and understanding of the literary, social and cultural heritage of those cultures to children. In this article, I present contemporary critical literary, folklore and cultural…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Critical Literacy, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education
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Etxaniz Erle, Xabier; López Gaseni, Jose Manuel – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
The Basque Country is a stateless nation located in the western part of the Pyrenees, divided between France and Spain. The romanticist nationalist trend that emerged in Europe throughout the nineteenth century gave rise to a nationalist feeling in the Basque Country that has been fed, among others, by children's literature. Children's literature…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Geographic Regions, Childrens Literature, Languages
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Shen, Lisa Chu – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
School stories in contemporary China, which target a pre- and early-adolescent readership, frequently evoke representations of girlhood and boyhood in normative gender terms. The present article considers issues of femininity and gender in "Tomboy Dai An" ("Jia Xiaozi Dai An"), one among a series of commercially successful…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Femininity, Gender Differences, Authors
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Spring, Erin – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article explores the interconnections between young adult fiction and young adult readers' constructions of place within two contemporary texts. It employs a qualitative, multiple case study design, and utilizes discussion groups, semi-structured interviews, and the creation of place-journals to interpret some of the ways in which several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Literature, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Bell, Katherine – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Novels from the "Dear Canada" series of historic fiction, published by Scholastic Canada, currently populate the shelves of school classrooms and libraries across Canada. This study explores two "Dear Canada" novels that chronicle significant moments in Atlantic Canadian history: Janet McNaughton's novel (Flame and ashes: The…
Descriptors: Females, Fiction, Childrens Literature, History
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You, Chengcheng – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Since the 1990s, Chinese ethnic cultures have balanced precariously between a passion for authentically-defined ecology in ethnic territories and a nationwide obsession with economic development, and this affects how ethnicity is represented in Chinese children's literature. Within a context of growing homogeneity and vanishing minority cultures,…
Descriptors: Chinese, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups
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Shen, Lisa Chu – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Modern children's literature in China has largely been dominated by narratives of the nation and nationalism. The present article sets out to question the dominance of that nationalist stance as the country transitioned into the modern era in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By examining poetic children's literature, the author…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Authors, Nationalism, Social Change
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Muñoz-Chereau, Bernardita – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article addresses the disturbing fact that few contemporary Chilean children's books deal with Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990). It explores why dictatorship has such an elusive presence in contemporary Chilean children's literature, how it has been represented in general, and how children are portrayed in books that do address…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Foreign Countries, Books, Childrens Literature
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van Rij, Vivien – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
The young adult novels of multi award-winning New Zealand writer, Jack Lasenby, are strongly influenced by his careers as a primary school teacher and deer-culler, and love of story. In his first novel, "The Lake," Lasenby depicts Ruth, the protagonist, as a learner who seeks knowledge in much the same way that he, the author-teacher,…
Descriptors: Authors, Adolescent Literature, Progressive Education, Experiential Learning
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Hope, Julia – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
This article begins by reflecting on the present refugee crisis and its relevance to children in the UK. It identifies the need for teaching about the refugee experience to young children and argues that literature can provide a conduit for this. Since the millennium there has been a rapid increase in the number of books published for children…
Descriptors: Refugees, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Case Studies
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Moriarty, Sinead – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article examines the Antarctic landscape as one of the last places in the world to be explored and mapped, and as one of the most changeable landscapes in the world. The mapping exercises involved in the early, heroic-era Antarctic expeditions, helped to reduce a once mysterious and unknown landscape into a known entity, something that could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Nonfiction
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Meunier, Christophe – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This article examines the place occupied by maps in children's picturebooks. After a brief overview of the different roles that are assigned to maps in children's books, the article considers five French picturebooks--Warja Lavater's "Le petit chaperon rouge" (1965), Olivier Douzou and Isabelle Simon's "L'autobus numéro 33"…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Cartography, Maps
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Pinto, Isabel – Children's Literature in Education, 2017
This essay explores the educational contribution of the Comtesse de Genlis' "Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes" ["Theatre of Education"] (1792/1779-1780), a four-volume collection of closet drama, in light of the social, political and cultural shifts occurring in France in the period prior to the French Revolution. In…
Descriptors: French Literature, Drama, Childrens Literature, Social Change
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