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Thursday, 24 February 2011

‘Comic Book Literacy’ shows the use of comic books in education

‘Comic Book Literacy’ shows the use of comic books in education

In the 1950s, psychologist Fredric Wertham suggested comic books were corrupting children.

Now, more than 50 years later, comic books are teaching children to read and write.
The Dallas Museum of Art will show University of North Texas alumnus Todd Kent’s new documentary Comic Book Literacy on Saturday.

Kent said the focus of the documentary is how comic books are being used in school.

“One big hurdle with children is to get their attention,” he said.  “Kids are naturally drawn to comic books. It’s engaging.”

Kent said young children learn the idea of sequential narrative from comic books.
This is a great article. Click on the above link to read the whole thing.
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