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ERIC Number: EJ932956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Young Adult Literature and Professional Development
Bach, Jacqueline; Choate, Laura Hensley; Parker, Bruce
Theory Into Practice, v50 n3 p198-205 2011
As the body of high quality young adult literature (YAL) continues to grow, what role might these texts play in professional development for educators? This article describes ways in which schools can develop book study programs that use this literature to promote meaningful dialogue and understanding of contemporary adolescent issues. Based on their own work in this area, the authors have chosen to focus on the use of YAL that features realistic narratives of contemporary adolescent concerns to enhance professionals' understanding of 3 adolescent concerns: body image and eating disorders, relational aggression, and sexual identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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