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ERIC Number: EJ880994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Mapping Intergenerational Tension in Multicultural Coming-of-Age Literature
Shiffman, Dan
Multicultural Perspectives, v12 n1 p29-33 2010
In this article, the author offers the theme of intergenerational tension as an approach to bring students from varied cultural backgrounds together into a shared conversation, one that resonates with their personal experiences and that potentially can lead them to more critical reflection on such issues as race, national identity, and social responsibility. He briefly discusses three coming-of-age texts through the lens of generational tension in order to emphasize similarities that resonate with adolescent students and then offers some suggestions about how to use this focus in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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