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Adolescents, Literature, and Work With Youth

1st Edition

By Jerome Beker, J Pamela Weiner, Ruth Stein


137 pages

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Hardback: 9780866561204
pub: 1985-01-01
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This unique volume--focusing on the world of literature as a major untapped resource for understanding and working with youth--emphasizes young readers’needs and tastes as well as educators’/clinicians’needs.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Youth and Literature: Issues and Opportunities
  • Challenges to Young Readers’ Freedom of Choice
  • Adolescent Attitudes and Response to Literature
  • New Wine for Old Bottles: Picture Books for the Adolescent Reader
  • Uses of Poetry and Adolescent Literature in Therapy for Adolescents
  • Portrayals of Children and Youth in Literature
  • Changing Images in Books for Young People
  • The Portrayal of Disabled Children in Recent British and American Fiction for Young People
  • Concepts of Child Care in the Novels of Charles Dickens
  • Youth and Their Parents in Literature
  • The Stereotyped Parent
  • The Portrayal of the Black Mother in Fiction for Children and Adolescents
  • The Image of Fathers in Popular Adolescent Fiction
  • Death and Bereavement in Young People’s Literature
  • Death, Youth and Literature
  • Vivienne: An Essay-Review
  • Madam Mope: The Bereaved Child in Bronte’s Jane Eyre
  • Epilogue
  • Literature for Youth Development: Implications for Practice
  • Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing