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Cart, Michael – Voices from the Middle, 2001
Discusses changes in the field of young adult literature since the 1980s. Examines how the definition of "young adult" has evolved. Offers a brief overview of the history of young adult literature from the 1940s. Considers the rise of awards for merit in young adult publishing, noting three in particular. Concludes this is a golden age of young…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Sunstein, Bonnie S. – Voices from the Middle, 1996
Illustrates dilemmas of "self" and "other" through memories of the author's relationship with her grandmother. Discusses assessment involving three close encounters: a reflective encounter (self to self); a reflexive encounter (self to other); and a dialectical encounter (a teacher who can act as mediator between self and other). (SR)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Portfolio Assessment