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ERIC Number: ED359957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Social Issues in Australian Children's Literature.
Phillips, Judith
This paper examines recent Australian children's literature. It focuses on the prevailing social attitudes in Australia towards gender, environment, and multiculturalism and how these social issues are treated in the fiction books written for Australian children. The paper also examines the implications for children's literature of the expectations for authors to present a correct ideological stance towards these issues and if these expectations can be construed as a "new censorship." Through their leadership school librarians can encourage children to read widely and to discuss and question the social issues which are raised. (KRN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia