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Comprehending Real World Adolescent Issues through Adolescent Literature: Learner Perspective from a Malaysian Institution of Higher Learning

Sivapalan, Subarna and Subramaniam, Ganakumaran and abdullah, azrai (2010) Comprehending Real World Adolescent Issues through Adolescent Literature: Learner Perspective from a Malaysian Institution of Higher Learning. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract: This paper discusses reactions of adolescent learners of a Malaysian institution of higher learning (IHL) on the infusion of Adolescent Literature in their language classroom towards augmenting their understanding of real world issues. Findings from the research obtained qualitatively via in depth interviews suggest that adolescent literature has the ability to assist adolescents understand the kinds of preparations they would have to undertake to face their multicultural working environment, increase their awareness on the importance of developing life skills to face adulthood, as well as negotiate their transition from adolescence to adulthood. Implications of the use of adolescent literature are also discussed with the hope of giving literature and language educators a foretaste of the potential of including adolescent literature in the English language classroom.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Management & Humanities
ID Code:3835
Deposited By: Dr Azrai Abdullah
Deposited On:04 Jan 2011 07:51
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:24

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