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Anne Haas Dyson

In: The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Chapter 27: The Place of Childhoods in School Writing Programs: A Matter of Ethics

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The Place of Childhoods in School Writing Programs: A Matter of Ethics
The place of childhoods in school writing programs: A matter of ethics
Anne HaasDyson

In an essay on childhood and poetry, Pablo Neruda recounted a childhood event that captured the essence of his experiences as a writer, indeed, I would say, as a participant in a community of others:

One time … in the backyard of our house in Temuco … I came upon a hole in one of the boards of the fence … All of a sudden a hand appeared a tiny hand of a boy about my own age. By the time I came close again, the hand was gone, and in its place there was a marvelous [toy] white sheep … I ...

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