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ERIC Number: EJ918929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Novels as Text in a Preservice Teacher Education Course of Adolescent Development
Zidon, Margaret
Teacher Education and Practice, v24 n2 p223-238 Spr 2011
For 16 years, a university teacher educator has been teaching a course on adolescent development using novels, memoirs, and case studies instead of the customary college textbook. Novels have included such award-winning works as Angelou's (1969) "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", Wolff's (1989) "This Boy's Life: A Memoir", Salinger's (1979) Catcher in the Rye, and Satrapi's (2003) Persepolis. Using Rosenblatt's (1978, 2005) transactional or reader response theory, I supplement readings with articles, discussions, field experiences, and writing assignments. Students report an appreciation for the use of literature and how the text provides the opportunity to see and study an adolescent in a real-life context. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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