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de Bruijn, Annette – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
In multi- or intercultural educational contexts, folktales from around the world are often approached as representative of diverse cultures and used to transmit knowledge and understanding of the literary, social and cultural heritage of those cultures to children. In this article, I present contemporary critical literary, folklore and cultural…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Critical Literacy, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education
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Parlevliet, Sanne – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
History has been in the centre of political interest over the last two decades; claimed as a vehicle to strengthen social cohesion, especially among future citizens. At the same time an acknowledgement of episodes such as slavery and colonialism are asked for. This article investigates the tension that results with those two appeals to history in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, History, Fiction, Case Studies
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Parlevliet, Sanne – Children's Literature in Education, 2008
This article examines adaptations in their capacity of preserving literary heritage. It describes how the Middle Dutch beast epic "Reynard the Fox" lost its position in literature for adults and became part of a literary heritage that was no longer read but only studied for its historical value. Versions for children kept the story…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Folk Culture, Cultural Context, Comparative Analysis
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Desmet, Mieke K. T. – Children's Literature in Education, 2001
Discusses translation from a theoretical viewpoint and takes a closer look at specific translation problems and their solutions in the translations of the "Jolly Postman" books in Dutch. Concludes that only readers fluent in both languages and cultures can understand the particular form of dialogue between the source text and the target…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries