summer, the Seidel School of Education and Professional
Studies conducts a seminar in children’s literature,
which incorporates the study of classic and contemporary
literature as well as an international children’s
literature conference. The program is designed to
introduce students to children’s literature from around
CLASSES: Students can choose one of two classes for
the program. Both classes are three credits.
408: Children’s Literature - Study of classic and
contemporary literature for children. Emphasis on
selecting and incorporating a wide variety of literature
into the elementary and middle school curriculum.
Technological and media resources are included.
520: Literature for Children and Adolescents - Studies
the works, topics and issues in literature written
specifically for children and adolescents, with an
emphasis on best practices in selecting and using
authentic literature in a balanced instructional
program. Especially pertinent to reading specialists in
its K-12 perspective. For the purposes of this course,
literature is defined broadly to encompass print,
non-print and media sources of reading materials.
MEETINGS WITH AUTHORS/ILLUSTRATORS: Participants
meet with authors/illustrators of children’s books and
visit numerous museums dedicated to children’s
literature and authors/illustrators. Many of the
author/illustrator meetings are over lunch or dinner
where participants have an opportunity to get to know
HOUSING: During the seminar, participants stay at
tourist-class hotels or youth hostels at each location.
COST: TBA. The price includes
international airfare, land travel in the destination
countries, accommodations in hotels and hostels,
breakfasts, all tuition and fees, registration at the
International Children’s Literature conference,
insurance, and extensive travel support by the faculty
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT
INFORMATION: An initial deposit of $250 is due at
the time of application. This deposit is part of the
total advertised cost of the program. Once a student is
academically admitted by the faculty director, the
initial non-refundable deposit is due to the Cashier’s
Office. The student will be automatically enrolled into
the study abroad course. The University Billing Office
will then bill each registered student for the total
cost of the study abroad program (less the deposit
amount) through the regular university billing system.
Standard University deadlines for withdrawals do not
apply to study abroad programs. Once the published
Application Deadline occurs, the accepted student is
responsible for the entire amount of the study abroad
For more information about the
International Children's Literature Seminar, please visit
International Children's Literature.
concerning the program should be addressed to the
Dr. Patricia Dean
Seidel School of Education
and Professional Studies
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