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ERIC Number: ED057048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 145
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An Analysis of Popular Ninth Grade Literature Anthologies with Respect to Selected Objectives for the Study of Literature in the Ninth Grade.
Jakiel, Stanley James
The problem approached in this study was to ascertain what objectives should be included in the study of literature in the ninth grade and to analyze some popular anthologies to find if appropriate goals and materials to meet these goals are included. Research on the subject of objectives for literature study was examined as were the writings of scholars in the field of literature study in the secondary school: Rosenblatt, Frye, Sauer, Guth and others. Materials from the publishers of 10 ninth-grade anthologies were examined. These materials included the anthologies themselves, guides, resource books, and descriptive brochures. An analysis of the objectives stated and implied in these materials produced a list of "Selected Objectives": (1) developing a permanent reading habit based upon the enjoyment of literature, (2) showing that literature is art, (3) assisting the student to learn necessary literary terminology and more about himself and the world, and (4) improving the teaching of writing and language. Conclusions are: (1) Selected objectives are included in the majority of anthologies; (2) The enjoyment of literature is an objective in each anthology examined; (3) The student's understanding of himself and his world is the next most stressed objective; (4) Exercises for teaching language and writing are included in the majority of anthologies; (5) The objectives of showing literature as art and teaching literacy terminology are stressed more in the anthologies for the average student. (Author/CK)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo