Ideology in children’s literature


Since children’s literature is traditionally connecting with a moralizing tendency, and didacticism has treated children’s book as another means of education, ideology has become a paramount factor resulting eventually in a evaluation of children’s books not as an aesthetic product but on the grounds of their ideological messages. Since no book, regardless of his/her author’s intentions, is ideologically neutral –at least a prevailing pathetic ideology is inscribed in it– reading between the lines becomes a significant feature for the critical reader. During the course the students study a great number of children’s books focusing of narrative techniques responsible for the book’s ideology both in written text, illustration and paratext. In addition discussion explores values taught through children’s books that different in time, genre, writer, origin and artistic qualities.


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Undergraduate

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Instructors: Angela Yannicopoulou
Department: Early Childhood Education
Institution: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Subject: Pedagogy
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