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ERIC Number: ED015175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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BETWEEN THE GRIMMS AND "THE GROUP"--LITERATURE IN AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS.
ANDERSON, SCARVIA B.
IN 1963, THE COOPERATIVE TEST DIVISION OF THE EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE SOUGHT TO ESTABLISH A LIST OF THE MAJOR WORKS OF LITERATURE TAUGHT TO ALL STUDENTS IN ANY ENGLISH CLASS IN UNITED STATES SECONDARY SCHOOLS. QUESTIONNAIRES ASKING FOR SUCH A LIST OF EACH GRADE WERE SENT TO RANDOM SAMPLES OF SCHOOLS, AND 222 PUBLIC, 223 CATHOLIC, 192 INDEPENDENT, AND 54 SELECTED URBAN SCHOOLS RESPONDED. MAJOR RESULTS SHOW THAT THE FOLLOWING WORKS ARE TAUGHT IN AT LEAST 30 PERCENT OF THE PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS FROM WHICH RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED--"MACBETH,""JULIUS CAESAR,""SILAS MARNER,""OUR TOWN,""GREAT EXPECTATIONS,""HAMLET,""RED BADGE OF COURAGE,""TALE OF TWO CITIES," AND "THE SCARLET LETTER." THE WORKS TAUGHT IN AT LEAST 30 PERCENT OF THE CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE THOSE LISTED FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS PLUS "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" AND "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE." THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL LIST INCLUDES ALL TITLES ON THE OTHER TWO LISTS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF "OUR TOWN," AND THE ADDITION OF "HUCKLEBERRY FINN,""THE ODYSSEY,""OEDIPUS THE KING,""ROMEO AND JULIET," AND "RETURN OF THE NATIVE." (THE BULK OF THE REPORT CONTAINS (1) PERCENTAGE TABLES AND LISTS OF MAJOR WORKS ASSIGNED BY FIVE PERCENT OR MORE OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS SURVEYED, (2) A DESCRIPTION OF THE SAMPLE SCHOOLS, AND (3) A LIST OF WORKS USED IN LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT OF SCHOOLS IN ANY OF THE SAMPLES.) (DL)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE