PP193: Asian- Australian children’s literaturePP193: Asian- Australian children’s literature
This PETAA Paper, Developing intercultural understanding through Asian- Australian children’s literature by Kerry Mallan, Deborah Henderson, Amy Cross and Cherie Allan discusses how the cross-curriculum priority concerned with developing Asia literacy, namely ´Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia’, can be significantly advanced through the study of children’s literature. The discussion proceeds from a brief overview of the historical development of Asia literacy to its current place within the Australian Curriculum. It then considers the potential of literature for assisting students and teachers in realising this priority through the Asian-Australian Children’s Literature and Publishing dataset, a research project on AustLit. Finally, it discusses a small selection of texts with suggestions or prompts for raising students’ intercultural understanding.

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Kerry Mallan, Deborah Henderson, Amy Cross and Cherie Allan
ISSN 2200-2189
Date of Publication
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