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CFP: Preschool Culture: Theory and Practice (no deadline; journal issue)

Saturday, February 16, 2002 - 4:26pm
Benjamin Lefebvre

Perhaps more than other children's literature and film, preschool books
and television programs tend to be rooted in teaching the very young
something or other -- letters, numbers, colours, music, sports, values.

What is not clear is just what sort of research on cognitive and emotional
development supports these pedagogic efforts.

Are some books and television shows better than others at promoting
development and acuity in small children, and, if so, why?

What does research in developmental and behavioural paediatrics and in
social learning tell us about optimizng infant development, about the role
of observational learning, about how to promote moral reasoning and
language development?

CFP: The Looking Glass: Children's Literature Journal (e-journal)

Saturday, January 13, 2001 - 3:07pm
Elizabeth Pandolfo Briggs

The online children's literature journal _The Looking Glass_ is now
accepting submissions for Alice's Academy, its scholarly refereed section.
Submissions are invited on all aspects of children's literature.
Submissions must be between 1500 and 3500 words and conform to current MLA
standards. _The Looking Glass_ cannot accept simultaneous submissions or
previously published articles. A brief biographical sketch will be
required from authors of submissions accepted for publication. Published
articles will be posted on the journal's website for at least three
months, after which time they will be archived online.