ERIC Number: EJ825782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Focus on Policy: Children's Literature in a Testing Time
Lehman, Barbara A.
Language Arts, v86 n3 p196-200 Jan 2009
This article provides a background on research and government policy that has shaped the parameters of thinking about literature in and across the curriculum. The author calls for all who value children's literature to learn from different perspectives and try to understand each other's language when talking about literature and literacy in order to identify useful similarities from which we can build a strong theoretical rationale for literature as the content of reading.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Public Policy, Perspective Taking, Research Needs, Policy Analysis, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Literature Reviews
National Council of Teachers of English. 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Tel: 877-369-6283; Tel: 217-328-3870; Web site: http://www.ncte.org/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A