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'Wat zullen de kinderen lezen?' Een sociaalkritische en feministische invulling van goede kinderliteratuur

Christophe Verbruggen (UGent) and Julie Carlier (UGent)
(2011) BROOD & ROZEN. p.5-41
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In 1899 the Dutch feminist and educationist Nellie van Kol caused sensation with the publication of the influential essay What shall our children read? in the review De Gids. Her ideas reinvigorated in both the Netherlands and Belgium an age-old debate about what standards children’s literature should meet. Even before the First World War, van Kol’s essay found a favourable response in Ghent, among a group of feminists led by Céline Dangotte, who founded a children’s library in 1909. The concept of such a children’s reading room originated in the United States and was grafted onto a local network of societies, ideologies and practices. In this contribution we focus on the interpretation of good children’s literature. The Ghent children’s library established a number of criteria to determine what makes a good children’s book. Subsequently, children’s books were assessed accordingly. These reviews have been preserved and they disclose how the theory was put into practice. Finally, we will also discuss a number of other initiatives to help children read better and different literature, that is, the periodical Asselsch Blad (which published a children’s supplement), and the series of picture books Collection du Petit Artiste, edited by Dangotte (1917-1918). Léon Spillaert, among others, made a contribution to these series, but it has not yet been studied as an experiment in art education.
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feminism, social history, children's literature, social reform, literature, education, gender

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Verbruggen, Christophe, and Julie Carlier. 2011. “‘Wat Zullen De Kinderen Lezen?’ Een Sociaalkritische En Feministische Invulling Van Goede Kinderliteratuur.” Brood & Rozen (2): 5–41.
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Verbruggen, Christophe, & Carlier, J. (2011). “Wat zullen de kinderen lezen?” Een sociaalkritische en feministische invulling van goede kinderliteratuur. BROOD & ROZEN, (2), 5–41.
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Verbruggen C, Carlier J. “Wat zullen de kinderen lezen?” Een sociaalkritische en feministische invulling van goede kinderliteratuur. BROOD & ROZEN. 2011;(2):5–41.
MLA
Verbruggen, Christophe, and Julie Carlier. “‘Wat Zullen De Kinderen Lezen?’ Een Sociaalkritische En Feministische Invulling Van Goede Kinderliteratuur.” BROOD & ROZEN 2 (2011): 5–41. Print.
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