Titel: Adolescents in the Search for Meaning: Tapping the Powerful Resource of Story
Autor/en: Mary L. Warner
SCARECROW PRESS INC
März 2006 - kartoniert - 309 Seiten
The teenage years are the most formative years, and in this day and age where reports of school shootings, gang violence, dysfunctional family life, and adolescent suicide are seen all too often, resources designed to help young adults survive life challenges are sorely needed. Building from the idea that story is a powerful source of meaning, particularly those stories that resonate with our own lives, this book suggests that the stories of other young adults offer a resource yet to be fully tapped. Adolescents in the Search for Meaning begins from the perspective of young adults by sharing the results of a survey of over 1400 teens and also includes the insights of authors of Young Adult Literature.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface: The Power of Story Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Introduction: Contemporary Realities Part 5 Part 1: Introduction Chapter 6 1. Young Adults Sharing Their Perspectives Chapter 7 2. Young Adults Sharing Reading Choices Chapter 8 3. Young Adult Authors Describe Their Commitment to Adolescents Part 9 Part 2: Recommendations Chapter 10 4. Books about Real-Life Experiences Chapter 11 5. Books about Facing Death and Loss Chapter 12 6. Books about Identity, Discrimination, and Struggles with Decisions Chapter 13 7. Books about Courage and Survival Chapter 14 8. Books on Allegory, Fantasy, Myth, and Parable Part 15 Appendix: Cross-Index of Books, Alphabetized by Author Part 16 Bibliography Part 17 Author and Title Index Part 18 Subject Index Part 19 About the Author
Mary L. Warner has been teaching English to adolescents for almost thirty-one years. She currently teaches Young Adult and Children's Literature at San Jose State University, where she also works with the English Credential Programs and serves as Associate Director of the San Jose Area Writing Project. She has published numerous articles on Literature as a Source of Meaning for teens and adults and is the editor (and author of two chapters) of Winning Ways of Teaching Writing: A Practical Guide for Teaching Writing Grades 7-12.
Bottom line: Recommended. Teacher Librarian ...Warner's research findings could inform and direct youth services librarians and teachers. School Library Journal, 8/1/2006 Warner offers an important study documenting the power of young adult literature to provide assistance to teens coping with the myriad issues related to adolescence. VOYA Here Warner (adult and children's literature, San Jose State U.) offers both the results of a survey of 1400 teens and a list of over 120 books they say have been meaningful in their time of life. Along with a very interesting report on the readings teenagers said helped them Warner shares how much authors of young adult literature care about their readers and reviews of books about real-life experiences, facing death and loss, identity, discrimination, struggles with decisions, courage and survival, allegory, fantasy, myth and parable. Reference and Research Book News, August 2006