ERIC Number: ED185550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Literature for Gifted Young Adults and Their Response to That Literature.
Cornaby, Betty B.
This report discusses college English preparatory or gifted and honors English classes and describes research conducted with students from four college preparatory English classes in 1974. The study involved 96 academically talented seniors who were asked to respond to two structurally dissimilar novels, a free-verse poem and a short story. The major finding from the study was that the form of a literary selection had a significant influence on students' response to that selection. Approximately three-fourths of the students proved inconsistent in their choices of response modes when responding to dissimilar literary selections. The traditional novel with a strong story line and standard structural pattern elicited a form-oriented response mode. Neither a form nor content orientation was clearly observable in students when they responded to the nontraditional novel. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reader Response
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (69th, San Francisco, CA, November 22-24, 1979).