ERIC Number: ED052098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Intercultural Education Series. Selected Latin American Literature for Youth.
Jones, Earl, Ed.
The appearance of this collection of readings partially fulfills one of Programa de Educacion Interamericana's objectives described in SO 001 424: that of helping our students become better acquainted with the literature of Latin America. This volume was not prepared for just literature or Spanish classes; the introductions and the works cover a wide range of economic, social, and historical aspects which should help enliven the textbook materials, and provoke interest and further research. Poems, short stories, songs, legends, and non-fiction were chosen, but not in equal proportions. Some authors are famous, some nearly unknown; some works are from the earliest times, one was written last year. Those included have been carefully selected for youth with something for almost everyone in the intermediate and secondary grades; many primary school children can also profit from some of the readings when read by the teacher. Availability, permission to publish, ease of translation, and relation to the study of Latin America played a hand in selection. The Library of Congress, Guide to Latin American Literature in Translation, is a source for further acquisitions. A short suggested reading list for students is included in the appendix with others noted in SO 001 425. (Author/VLW)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Hispanic American Literature, Humanities, Instructional Materials, Intercultural Programs, International Education, Language Arts, Latin American Culture, Latin American Literature, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Supplementary Reading Materials
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bryan Independent School District, TX.; Texas A and M Univ., College Station.
Identifiers: Latin America; Texas