Friday, January 9, 2015

Promoting Global Citizenship through Literature.

Rights of a Child

 Curation in translation: promoting global citizenship through literature. School Libraries Worldwide.n Volume 20, Number 1, January 2014

by Kasey L. Garrison, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Danielle E. Forest & Sue C. Kimmel, Old Dominion University, USA

As curators of the school library collection, librarians ensure the resources they select are of high quality and that they meet students' social needs, including diverse perspectives representative of our world and supportive of global citizenship skills and dispositions. The Mildred L. Batchelder Award given to English translations published in the United States is an option for librarians seeking such cultural diversity for their collections. Using the United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959), this research identifies the strong potential these titles hold for engaging youth and promoting global citizenship.

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