Volume 7 | Issue 2 | November 2019

Contents & Editorial

With the editorial, Stereotyping versus Diversity Competence, Janice Bland discusses issues around intercultural learning, groupthink, stereotyping and diversity competence. read more

Book Reviews

Sandie Mourão reviews The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks, edited by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (2017), which she finds to be an important starting point for any research into picturebooks. read more

Article 1: Fathers and Fatherhood

Ekaterina Strekalova-Hughes, Nora Peterman and Kylee Lewman’s study uses a critical multicultural analytic lens to examine representations of fathers and fatherhood in 43 fictional picturebooks featuring children from refugee backgrounds. read more

Article 2: Intercultural Learning

Using Peter Sís’ graphic memoir The Wall as an example, Sissil Lea Heggernes discusses how knowledge of dialogic features can inform intercultural learning in ELT. read more

Article 3: Social Model Thinking

Gail Ellis argues that with social model thinking through picturebooks, teachers can embrace their wider professional remit by going beyond the teaching of language alone. read more

Article 4: Teaching English to Young Learners

In Janice Bland’s paper, the availability of focused pre-service and in-service teacher education, as well as teacher educators with the necessary expertise, is discussed. The role of children’s literature in teacher education is highlighted and the relevance of high-quality language input is foregrounded. read more

Recommended Reads

A tribute to Judith Kerr

Kerr, J. (1968). The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Kerr, J. (1971). When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.
Kerr, J. (1988). Mog and Bunny.
Kerr, J. (2010). One Night in the Zoo. read more