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Right and Wrong dominates current schooling…

November 10, 2011

In the present construct of school, the tenet of right and wrong is the dominant power, placing the unknown in an insignificant position.  Currently, it is implied by policy, curriculum, and school structure that the child is a blank slate, meant to be filled with knowledge determined by the dominant administrative powers, for example, the practices related to No Child Left Behind…. ”

p286 Jeanne Marie Iorio (2006) ‘Rethinking Conversations’ Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood 7(3); 281- 289

So how does education in young adult/children’s literature fit this idea?

how do ideas of right/wrong appear in YA lit/children’s lit?


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