ERIC Number: ED024686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
Development of Taste in Literature.
National Conference on Research in English.
Developing literary taste in the elementary grades through the senior high school is examined in the four articles of this bulletin. Nila Banton Smith examines the need for improving taste, notes the dearth of current research on this subject, and indicates where further research must occur. Helen Huus discusses elements inherent in the development of taste in the elementary grades, presents methods of improving student taste, and defines some questions that need to be answered. Leonard W. Joll reviews studies related to the development of taste in the junior high school and points out promising teaching practices. Angela M. Broening takes up factors affecting taste in the senior high school and discusses literary materials, teaching methods, and tests appropriate to this age group. A bibliography is appended to each article. (LH)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Reading, Critical Reading, Educational Testing, English Instruction, Literary Criticism, Literary Discrimination, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Student Reaction, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 (Stock No. 13808, HC-$1.25).
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Authoring Institution: National Conference on Research in English.