We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new special issue of Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, “Keywords for Children’s Literature and Education,” co-edited by guest editors, Philip Nel, University Distinguished Professor, Department of English, Kansas State University and Lissa Paul, Professor, Faculty of Education, Brock.
In keeping with our mandate to support “educational research and practice,” the thirteen “keywords” essays featured are by graduate students of Dr. Nel and Dr. Paul who responded to the challenging real-world task assigned in their respective classes: to compose essays mapping the meanings of words that are “conflicted” or “contested,” as Raymond Williams explains in his Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (1976), a foundational text in cultural studies. The introduction by the co-editors contains a
template for the problem-based assignment they gave their students, a variation on the mandate they gave the established scholars commissioned for the second edition of their Keywords for Children’s Literature (co-edited by Nel, Paul, and Aarhus University Associate Professor Nina Christensen) to be published by New York University Press in 2019. The essays by the students are terrific, providing a window into current trends in both education and studies in children’s literature. In alphabetical order, the essays are: Adaptation, Adult, Animal, Appropriate, Authentic, Empathy, Fan, Global Citizenship, Innovation, New Historicism, Numeracy, Propaganda and Sexuality.
Philip Nel, University Distinguished Professor, Department of English, Kansas State University
Lissa Paul, Professor, Faculty of Education, Brock University
Brock Education Journal
Vol 27, No 2 (2018)
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