ERIC Number: ED477609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring the Function of Heroes and Heroines in Children's Literature from around the World. ERIC Digest.
Singh, Manjari; Lu, Mei-Yu
The purpose of this Digest is to explore how heroes and heroines in children's literature from around the world help young learners understand and appreciate different cultures. It considers how protagonists can serve as role models for children; discusses how it is possible to obtain insights into universal and culturally specific values and beliefs through stories set in a range of settings; offers evaluation and selection criteria for international children's literature; and concludes with some resources for determining good international and multicultural children's literature. (Contains 11 references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection, Role Models
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.