ERIC Number: ED403196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Literature for Children and Young Adults: Examining Issues of Violence and Conflict Resolution. An Annotated Bibliography.
Letwin, Alita Zurav
This annotated bibliography of 39 books is designed to tap the rich resource of children's literature to stimulate discussion of violence and of alternative, peaceful ways to resolve conflict. The most important criterion for selection was that issues of violent and nonviolent conflict resolution are presented so that students can examine the following general questions: (1) What is conflict? (2) What is violence? (3) What are some of the causes of violence? (4) What are some consequences of violence? (5) What alternatives to violence can be used when conflicts need to be settled? (6) How can we prevent violence? The second criterion applied in selecting these books was that they model the qualities of "good" literature: the author should use language beautifully, develop sensitive, believable characterizations, and use involving, well-crafted plots. Another criterion for selection was that the bibliography should reflect diverse cultural experiences. The intent is to enlighten readers to various cultural perspectives on causes of conflict and ways it can be handled to prevent escalation. The bibliography also includes depictions of females and males in a variety of situations and roles, in order to counteract sex-role stereotypes that can lead to less understanding and concern about violence against women. (LH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education, Law Related Education, Problem Solving, Social Problems, Social Studies, Violence
Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302-9330.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.