ERIC Number: ED211409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Realistic Portrayal of Aging. An Annotated Bibliography.
Dodson, Anita E.; Hause, Judith B.
This annotated bibliography cites selected reading materials for all age levels that present aging and the aged realistically with a full range of human behaviors. The listing is meant to serve as a resource to educators who wish to develop positive attitudes in children and in adolescents about the elderly and about themselves. Educators should realize that both personal and societal attitudes held by authors are often reflected in their work. When this happens, books help to form and to reinforce the ideas that young people acquire about the aged, including how young people will approach their own aging. Therefore, to eradicate negative attitudes and to develop positive ones, it is imperative for educators to be careful when selecting books and to be aware of the images that they convey to young readers. Books that present death as part of the life cycle have been included in the list. There are three major sections: Children's Literature, Kindergarten--Third Grade; Children's Literature, Fourth--Sixth Grades; and Literature, Seventh Grade--Adult. The kinds of materials listed include picture books, fiction, fables, legends, tall tales, short stories, reference biographies, and novels. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Annotated Bibliographies, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Fables, Fiction, Higher Education, Legends, Novels, Older Adults, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Reference Materials, Short Stories, Validated Programs
Teaching and Learning about Aging Project, McCarthy-Towne School, Charter Road, Acton, MA 01720 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Acton-Boxborough School District, Acton, MA.