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ERIC Number: ED447482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May-2
Pages: 11
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Practical Applications for the Classroom Teacher: A Bibliotherapeutic Approach.
Ouzts, Dan T.; Brown, Kathy Laboard
The new realism of using books to offer solutions to problems or present solutions that could lessen a person's inner turmoil and break down attitudinal barriers to learning was coined "bibliotherapy" by G. O. Ireland in 1930. Each year the International Reading Association publishes an annotated collection of contemporary literature in its Teachers' Choices, Children's Choices, and Young Adults' Choices lists. Many of these books are related to bibliotherapy. Other resources for bibliotherapeutic literature are the Caldecott award-winning books and the Newbery award winners. There is a real need to show students that literature can help them resolve crises they face in constructive ways. Minimal professional development for using a bibliotherapeutic approach is required--collaboration with the librarian will ensure awareness of and sensitivity to literature that contains sexual abuse, strong language, or sex. Strategies that can be used successfully in the classroom are: (1) vocabulary pullout; (2) double entry journals; (3) sociograms; (4) graphic organizers; and (5) cause/effect relationships. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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