ERIC Number: ED225780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Novel in Educational Research: The Rhythm of the Land and Its People.
Peters, Dianne S.
Regional novels constitute an important component for research in rural education because they deal with relationships between people and place and with the impact of schooling on human life. Selected incidents from Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960) and LaFarge's "Laughing Boy" (1929) are congruent with contemporary research findings in terms of (1) relations between language and culture, (2) cultural mores of the land and the family, and (3) relations between schooling and community. Discussion includes ways of utilizing regional novels in the graduate and undergraduate classrooms, directions for future research, and relationships between artistic and scientific approaches to educational research. (Author)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Context, Culture Conflict, Differences, Educational Research, Family Role, Higher Education, Language Styles, Literary Criticism, Nonformal Education, Novels, Outcomes of Education, Regional Characteristics, Rural Education, Rural Environment, Rural Population
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Land Ethos; Laughing Boy (La Farge); To Kill a Mockingbird; United States (South); Whorfian Hypothesis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March, 1982).