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ERIC Number: EJ1068190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Class Discussions: Locating Social Class in Novels for Children and Young Adults
McLeod, Cynthia Anne
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v4 n2 p73-79 Fall 2008
Few studies on representations of social class in children's literature have been published in the United States. As a language arts teacher and media specialist in a high poverty school, the author describes children's novels that directly address social class and the subtopic of the labor movement and consider the continued relevance of social class to educational research in the twenty-first century. Research that examines how children's novels address these issues will assist educators who want to engage students in dialogue about class inequality, past and present.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
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Language: English
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