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ERIC Number: EJ1163013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1060-6041
Children's Books for Building Character and Empathy
Cain, Melissa A.
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v21 p68-94 2015
One focus of "Invitational Theory and Practice" is creating positive environments that summon each individual to "develop intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally, and morally" (Purkey & Novak, 2008). Children's literature is a rich resource for teachers and parents to focus on emotional and moral development. This article provides background information on the nature of literary response and the characteristics of literature that engender responses related to character and moral development. Examples and related activities teachers can use to help children process the stories are provided.
International Alliance for Invitational Education. Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road House #55, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591. Tel: 770-423-6869; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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