TITLE

Developing Empathy Through Children's Literature

AUTHOR(S)
Cress, Susan W.; Holm, Daniel T.
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
Education;Spring2000, Vol. 120 Issue 3, p593
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The importance of developing social competence in young children is critical. One aspect of social competence is the development of empathetic responses. The focus of the paper is to prepare teachers to address the issue by using empathy related literature in the classroom. A review of empathy is followed by an annotated list of suitable books to use with preschool to primary children. Teachers can use the information to weave realistic literature into their classroom to assist children in generalizing from fictional to real-life situations.
ACCESSION #
2990153

 

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