ERIC Number: ED310035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-1
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Doing Intercultural Literary Sociologies of Education: An Analysis of Four Case Studies. Multicultural Research Guides Series, Number Eleven.
Stone, Frank A.
When authors portray social perspectives and address the themes of growing up and schooling, their books become potential literary sociologies of education. Four case studies are presented that demonstrate how materials of this kind can contribute to intercultural teacher education. Case study 1, "Educational Perspectives in Modern West Indian Novels," is based on a 1984 study of 16 authors from the Commonwealth Caribbean. Their portrayal of growing up in five English-speaking Caribbean societies presents insights into the educational adjustments emigrants from these societies must make. Case study 2, "Young People Caught Up in a Catastrophe: Experiences of Children and Youth Who Survived the Armenian Genocide of 1915," is based on a study of six survivors' accounts. It suggests that if today's youth read such accounts and reflected upon the impact of genocide on people their age, they would be more committed to preventing genocide in the future. Case study 3, "Growing Up Mormon: LDS Educating for a Caring Community as Portrayed in Eight Recent Novels," summarizes a 1987 study about the moral concerns emphasized in the character formation of youth in Mormon communities by examining the novels of six Mormon authors. Case study 4, "Five Contemporary Novelists' Views of Growing Up Turkish in the 1980s: A Literary Sociology," is based on works written in Turkish and illustrates the role of translation in literary sociology. A model of intercultural literary sociology processes is presented and the main works utilized in each case study are noted. (JB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education, International Studies, Literature, Sociology, Teacher Education
Isaac N. Thut World Education Center, Box U-93, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-2093 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Thut (I.N.) World Education Center.