Australian Literature for Young People by Rosemary JohnstonAustralian Literature for Young People by Rosemary Johnston

Australian Literature for Young People

byRosemary Johnston

Paperback | August 3, 2017

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This is an innovative and comprehensive research-based approach to Australian literature for young people, within a literary, cultural, and educational context. In the words of the author, "we must encourage a broader and deeper knowledge of this country; its history; its people; and its art; to truly understand and appreciate its literature. This will nurture enquiry and promote educational creativity." Australian Literature for Young People outlines current expectations and challenges facing Australian schools and why literature matters so much in such an environment and it notes the contributions of literary studies to research and research methodologies. It stresses the significance ofAustralia's Indigenous heritage in literature, culture, and education, and reflects on its importance for teachers, community and policy makers. This is a book about Australia and deals principally with Australian literature but does so with appropriate reference both to Western literary heritages and to that of other countries in the Asian-Pacific regional context, including China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Rosemary Ross Johnston is Professor and Head of Academic Group, Learning Cultures and Practices at the University of Technology Sydney. Founding director of the Australian Centre for Child and Youth: Culture and Wellbeing.
Title:Australian Literature for Young PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:August 3, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195527909

ISBN - 13:9780195527902

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Table of Contents

1. Magic, Spels and Gramarye2. The Twenty-First-Century Australian Context: Educating Rita - and Mehmet and Alinga and Chinh and3. Creative, Organic Pedagogies and Deep Literacy4. The Centrality of Story5. Interrelationships: Language, Literacy, Literature6. Narrative Patterns: Narrator, Plot, Characters, Setting and Themes7. The World that Creates-and Recreates-the Text8. Indigenous Storytelling9. Romance and Realism and the Spaces Between: Fantasy and Fairytales, Contemporary and Historical Realism and Social Issues10. The Picturebook Genre: Semiotics, Semantics and Style11. Cross-curriculum: Australia and Asia-Sharing Stories and Global Citizenship12. Towards a Poetics of Australian Children's Literature