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Lecture 10

EN 3636 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Heredity, Lawrence Kohlberg, Jean Piaget


Department
English
Course Code
EN 3636
Professor
Richardine Woodall
Lecture
10

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“Children in Ideology” (pages 67-69)
Thesis: Children are a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy
Three Main Points:
1. Our most common ideas about childhood, and the literature and movies that express them,
define and sustain the power we adults maintain to wish over children and control the
amount of power we want children to have over themselves.
2. Our understanding of children tends to be filtered through adult perspectives and interests.
a. What we believe about how we must control or shelter children defines their power in
relation to ourselves as adults.
3. Literary texts express the values and assumptions of a culture and a significant way of
embedding readers in those values and assumptions.
4. Conclusion: Children in Ideology ends with the hope that people will become aware of the
assumptions about ourselves and each other that our culture’s ideology may have
manipulated us into simply taking for granted in order to do some clear thinking about those
assumptions.
5. Summary: Children in ideology offers readers an introduction into what ideology is and
how it effects the children. So basically how what we think about children becomes what
they are.
6. One interesting thing I learned: I became aware that my perception of children is filtered
through an adult perspective.
7. Notes:
Ideologies are ideas that collectively tell us something about how we view the world
When we have an ideology it doesn’t need to be tested because it seen as obvious
This is because these ideologies are handed down to us
How do ideas become ideology? We create a framework so that it becomes true (we create
the context/conditions)
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Started coming into being in 18th century
Children area a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy based on ideas that may be inaccurate or
incomplete once we believe these ideas, we act in ways that help make them the whole
truth
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Ideologies are ideas that collectively tell us something about how we view the worldOur
ideas about children operate as part of our society’s ideology
Ideology is always a matter of politics because it has to do with power over others
Our most common ideas about childhood, and the literature and movies that express them,
define and sustain the power we adults wish to maintain over children and control the
amount of power we want children to have over themselves
The way we think about childhood has political implications
Barrie Throne, our understanding of children tends to be filtered through adult perspectives
and interests
What we believe about how we must control or shelter children defines their power in
relation to ourselves as adults
Literary texts are expressions of the values and assumptions of a culture and a significant
way of embedding readers in those values and assumptions
By becoming aware of the assumptions about ourselves and each other we will be able to do
some clear thinking and choose whether or not to go on believing in their truth
“But are Children Different After All?” (pages 84-85)
Thesis:
Three Main Points:
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Conclusion:
Summary:
One interesting thing I learned:
Notes:
It may seem that once we’ve moved past our limiting schemata for children, we might
discover that there’s no need to provide any kind of special texts for young people
Except that there is because our assumptions about childhood do end up making children
different
The reason children are different from adults is because they have not lived as long and
therefore they’ve had less opportunity to encounter the sorts of experiences that might lead
them to develop knowledge and understanding (basically they have a relative lack of
experience)
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“Childhood in History” (pages 69-70)
Thesis: Ideas about children and childhood are part of a society’s ideology. What we
consider obvious, didn't occur to people in other places and times.
Three Main Points:
Children's literature didn’t exist until the 17th century
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