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ERIC Number: ED024666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 5
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Imaginative Literature: Economics-Tonic.
McCafferty, Donn
The Teachers Guide to Media and Methods, v4 n2 p41-3,49-50 Oct 1967
Literature used as collateral reading can add "sparkle and bounce" to a course in economics without harming the basic principles of the science. The novel, since it is "both lyric outcry and historical fact," is the most suitable vehicle for this endeavor, but poetry and drama may also be included. Many examples of works of literature can be found to illustrate economics units on "Labor and Management," on "Mining and Manufacturing," and on "Business and Finance." Selections could include a range of works from Dos Passos'"Adventures of a Young Man" and Orwell's "The Road to Wigan Pier" to Miller's "Death of a Salesman." This imaginative writing can help "dramatize, integrate, and enrich" economics courses as the student experiences economic forces through the eyes of the writer. Furthermore, an understanding of the economic powers depicted in a work of literature can deepen the student's appreciation of this literature. (LH)
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