The teaching of literature in the Pedagogy Course: a necessary presence

ABSTRACT This article brings a literature teaching mapping in pedagogy courses at 27 federal universities of this country (Brazil). It is assumed that literature is fundamental for human educational formation and therefore, must be part of the curriculum of future yearly childhood education as well as of elementary school initial levels teachers, who are responsible for the introduction of children to the literate culture. Analysis indicates that the presence, in the specific case of children’s literature in the qualification of educators, is still insufficient and vulnerable to the inside curricular structure. It is crucial to introduce literature as a means to proportionate to the teacher in their initial formal education a theoretical and practical experience about teaching with the intention of contributing to their action as a future literature mediator.