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ERIC Number: EJ919128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Enjoying a Good Story: Why We Use Children's Literature when Teaching Adults
Freeman, Nancy K.; Feeney, Stephanie; Moravcik, Eva
Early Childhood Education Journal, v39 n1 p1-5 Apr 2011
Early childhood teacher educators frequently enhance their teaching by reading children's books to their adult students. It is not unusual for faculty outside of early childhood to question devoting precious class time to read-alouds which they may consider a curious, if not frivolous, instructional strategy. Quality children's literature can, however, enhance students' experiences in the college classroom, contribute to their understanding of course content, promote their personal growth and self-understanding, increase their appreciation for quality children's literature, and enhance their ability to integrate storybooks into their own teaching. Children's books often capture a child's point of view. They have the potential to provide historical or cultural perspectives on children and families. They also can lead to the examination of universal truths and can facilitate the discussion of sensitive or emotional issues. A list of books with suggested uses is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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