ERIC Number: ED146622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
And the Twain Shall Meet: The Aged in Children's Literature.
Taylor, Hazel S.
This paper examines the ways in which old age is characterized in children's literature. Two studies and several specific examples indicate that children are given a limited, stereotyped conception of old age in the books that they read. It is concluded that a need exists for more children's books that present old age in a positive manner, that describe aging in its various dimensions, and that show young people that youth and old age are related aspects of the human condition. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)