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ERIC Number: ED157498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Elderly Adult in Recent Young Adult Fiction.
Rutherford, Janette
Selected recent adolescent novels which center on a young adult's relationship with an older adult are analyzed. In these novels which feature older adults and young adults as main characters, the older character has qualities that the teenager examines, then accepts or rejects. In today's nuclear family, teenagers sometimes have very little opportunity to be well acquainted with older individuals. By depicting an elderly person's values and philosophies, these realistic novels can enhance a young adult's personal development and give him a new awareness, an interest or empathy for another human being. (Author/JAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Master's Thesis, Texas Woman's University