Leland B. Jacobs (1907-1992)Children are our future, Jacobs stated, in the 1986 keynote address at the Association for Childhood Education International's Annual Conference, and deserve "a
genuine cultural investment" by educators to ensure that their rights "to be playful,
to wonder, and to construct and . . . reconstruct knowledge" are protected. Jacobs contributed more than forty story and poetry books for children; taught
training programs for teachers in literature, language arts, and early childhood curriculum at Ohio State University and Teachers College, Columbia University; and
held a lifetime membership in the Association for Childhood Education International. He was the author of numerous journal articles and books, including a longrunning column in Teaching Pre K-8 and Using Literature with Young Children; an
international lecturer and consultant; and a founding member of the International
Reading Association, the National Conference on Research in English, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Association for Childhood Education International. Jacobs worked with the New Jersey Reading Association; was
elected to the Reading Hall of Fame; received the Distinguished Teacher Award
from Mills College of Education; and was commited to the development of young
minds through literature and stories. Jacobs believed that educators must support the "lonely real teachers" in their
efforts on the behalf of young children.
|256. || Herrick Vergil E. and
Leland B., eds. Children and the Language
Arts. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1955. A text containing chapters on the
language arts written by nineteen authorities in the field. Each contributor
discusses his or her area of expertise.
Jacobs writes on "Children's Experiences in Literature", which describes methods and materials that provide good experiences with literature for children in all grades.|
|257. || Using Literature with Young Children. New York: Teachers College Press, 1965. Presents twelve strategies for teaching literature to young children.|
|258. || "Science Fiction for Children". Instructor Magazine 79, no. 5 ( November 1970): 71-72. Describes methods for teaching science fiction books and
suggests several books to use.|
|259. || "Humanism in Teaching Reading". Phi Delta Kappan, 52, no. 8 ( March 1971): 464-467. States that the reading program should emphasize the affective
development of children, not just the development of skills. Describes the
emotional and affective elements in reading instruction.|
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Book title: Pioneers of Early Childhood Education:A Bio-Bibliographical Guide.
Contributors: Barbara Ruth Peltzman - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1998.
Page number: 65.
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