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ERIC Number: ED027308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 7
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Children's Literature Today.
Ashley, L. F.
The English Quarterly, A Publication of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English, v2 n1 p71-6 Jan 1969
Despite growing professional interest in the field of children's literature, adults provide few, if any, experiences to improve children's taste or enjoyment of books. A wide range of conflicting opinions exists concerning the wisdom of attempting in any way to guide children to read worthwhile books; and experts differ sharply with children over what constitutes good reading. Early in life, modern children come in contact with adult reading materials and television; they meet the challenges of sophisticated new approaches to mathematics and science; and they reflect a surprising catholicity of tastes in their listings of favorite authors. Yet they are being seriously underestimated by those responsible for purveying children's literature which is too often superficial or sub-literary. Further research is needed to determine exactly what children are reading and why they read it. (JB)
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