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Cultural Diversity Values Embedded in Children?s Literature

Fatmeh Ja'far () and Shatha Al-Ajeely ()
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Fatmeh Ja'far: Amman Arab University
Shatha Al-Ajeely: Amman Arab University

No 7208523, Proceedings of International Academic Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

Abstract: This study investigated the cultural diversity values embedded in children?s stories of the age 8-12 years in the Arab World presented by the characters of the stories, taking Jordan as a case study. The following questions were raised: 1- What are the cultural diversity values embedded in children stories for the age of 8-12 years? 2- What are the characters in children stories in terms of gender (male ? female), age (child-adult-old), and types (human-animal) that represented these values? Thirty three stories were chosen and analyzed using a developed checklist of the cultural diversity values, and Child, Potter & Levine (1971) classification of characters. Findings revealed that the cultural diversity values in children?s stories were not sufficient as they should be according to the used scale.

Keywords: Cultural diversity; values; children?s literature. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A29 I29 Z19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20 pages
Date: 2018-06
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Published in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 36th International Academic Conference, London, Jun 2018, pages 111-130

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