ERIC Number: ED037468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Using Children's Novels as Starting-Points for Discussions.
Use of English, v20 n3 p228-30, 238 Spr 1969
The specific questions of behavior and morality confronting today's youth are depicted in many novels which present situations involving the problems, anxieties, and questions relevant to growing children and adolescents. General social problems, such as youth gangs, interracial friendships, and illegitimate pregnancy, as well as unique personal problems, are explored fictionally. Many of the books, much more imaginative than "case studies," provide fascinating reading, bases for stimulating discussions, or externalization of some problems too personal for group discussion. (Nineteen novels, mostly British, suitable for starting discussions are mentioned or discussed in the article.) (JM)
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Note: Published by Chatto and Windus, London.