Reading across the world: Developing global citizenship through translated literature.

Kasey Garrison, Sue K. Kimmel, Danielle E. Forest

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Abstract

21st Century learners live in a shrinking world with advances in technology and transportation with political, social and economic choices made in one corner of the globe affecting the opposite (Friedman, 2005; Zahabioun, Yousefy, Yarmohammadian, & Keshtiaray, 2013). To help navigate this changing landscape, global citizenship is an important life-skill for youth. UNICEF (2003) describes life-skills in three dimensions: cognitive, personal, and interpersonal. These can be enhanced through the provision of high-quality international literature in the school library. Critical reading of translated literature provides an opportunity for youth to enhance their life-skills in reading the world and connecting their own experiences to others (Buck et al., 2011; Louie & Louie, 1999). Using the UN's Declaration of the Rights of a Child (1959) as an analytical lens, we identify powerful examples of youth enacting agency and managing profound difficulties related to their cultural memberships in a set of award-winning translated titles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing students' life skills through the school library
Place of PublicationIndonesia
PublisherIASL
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship - Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Aug 201330 Aug 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship
CountryIndonesia
Period26/08/1330/08/13

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    Garrison, K., Kimmel, S. K., & Forest, D. E. (2013). Reading across the world: Developing global citizenship through translated literature. In 42nd Proceedings: Enhancing students' life skills through the school library (pp. 1-15). IASL.