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ERIC Number: ED198562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 10
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Child-Centered or Subject-Centered Children's Literature Program? Recommendations from the Two Most Recent Dominant Literary Critical Theories (Structuralism and Revisionism).
Peterson, Gordon
Stressing the importance of choosing either a child-centered or a subject-centered orientation in developing a children's literature program, this paper discusses the characteristics of child-centered and subject-centered approaches to literature and then focuses on the dominant literary theories of structuralism and revisionism. Maintaining that structuralists would base a literature program on the subject while revisionists would emphasize both the subject and the reader's responses, the paper then discusses teaching recommendations from each theory. The document concludes with a list of appropriate illustrative questions, the answers for which would differ between structuralists and revisionists. (HTH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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