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ERIC Number: ED116221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 176
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A Study of the Theme of War in Selected Literature for Junior High Readers (1940-1975).
Laubenfels, Mary Jean
The primary purpose of this study was to examine juvenile books on the theme of war. An attempt was made to analyze the characteristics of earlier works on World War II, and to compare and contrast recent publications treating current conflicts. While emphasis was on fictional material, many true-life accounts were also included. Chapter 1 described the junior novel as an effective vehicle for conveying human relations concepts to adolescents. Chapter 2 surveyed the results of more than 30 years of research on students' attitudes toward war and peace and their knowledge in these areas. Chapter 3 examined the attitudes that earlier writers took toward war and discussed significant changes that have occurred in recent adult war fiction. The fourth and fifth chapters analyzed in detail a selected group of recent junior novels and personal accounts of World War II and recent armed conflicts. It was recommended that schools emphasize study at the junior high level of the causes and effects of war and alternative solutions to intergroup conflicts. (TS)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University