Where Texts and Children Meet

by Eve (formerly University of Cambridge, UK) Bearne

Where Texts and Children Meet Synopsis

It is impossible to reflect upon children's books without considering the children who read them. Where Texts and Children Meet explores the ways in which children make meaning of the various texts they meet both in and out of school. Eve Bearne and Victor Watson have brought together chapters on all the major issues and topics in children's literacy including: * the meaning and relevance of terms such as literature and classic texts * an analysis of new genres including picture books and CD-ROMs * moral dilemmas and cultural concerns in children's texts * working with quality texts that children will also adore. Where Texts and Children Meet shows how the world of children's books is changing and how teachers can build imaginative learning experiences for their pupils from a whole range of published materials.

Where Texts and Children Meet Press Reviews

This book addresses such questions of changing technologies and changing readers, but it does so in a context that also makes room for older ideas and texts. As a lively mix of loosely related topics, all differently connected to the relationship of children to their texts, it joins a lengthening list of Homerton-based titles on children's literature. --Margaret Mackey, Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415206631
Publication date: 2nd December 1999
Author: Eve (formerly University of Cambridge, UK) Bearne
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 248 pages
Categories: Teaching of a specific subject, Educational: English language & literacy,

About Eve (formerly University of Cambridge, UK) Bearne

Eve Bearne is currently joint Assistant Director in Research at Homerton College, Cambridge. She was a project officer for the National Writing Project and taught English in schools for over thirty years. She has written many books for Routledge including Making Progress in English, Use of Language Across the Primary Curriculum and Use of Language Across the Secondary Curriculum. Victor Watson is joint Assistant Director in Research at Homerton College, Cambridge. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in English at Homerton College. He has edited and contributed to a wealth of publications in this field including Voices Off.

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