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Asia and the autobiographical picture book

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posted on 2015-04-24, 00:00 authored by Elizabeth Bullen, Trish Lunt
The Asia literacy curriculum objectives in Australian primary school classrooms are currently hampered by the scarcity of quality narrative picture books about Asian countries. Few books engage children without also representing Asia problematically. Anh Do’s The Little Refugee asserts an authentic cultural insider perspective on both Vietnam and Australia. In fact, it presents a paternalistic view of Asia and a self-congratulatory vision of Australia. This presentation engages with the picture book and life-writing genres to highlight the pitfalls and possibilities of using the autobiographical picture book to promote Asia literacy.

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Title of book

Asia literate schooling in the Asian century

Series

Routledge series on schools and schooling in Asia

Chapter number

10

Pagination

151 - 165

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

Abingdon, Eng.

ISBN-13

9780415738538

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter; B Book chapter

Copyright notice

2015, Taylor & Francis

Extent

13

Editor/Contributor(s)

C Halse

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