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ERIC Number: ED037439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 239
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Critical Emphases Revealed in Selected Practices in Literature Instruction in the Public Secondary School.
Hahn, Elizabeth Curtis Leslie
The purpose of this study was to determine the critical and pedagogical emphases of professionally superior high school literature teachers. Almost 100 reportedly effective lesson plans (submitted by 63 teachers) were evaluated by the use of a classification scale which was established from five conceptions of literature identified in professional readings. The majority of teaching practices (74.3%) dealt with the development of independent reading programs and the study of literary genres, while the remainder were concerned with selected classics, literature conjoined with composition, thematic studies, and pupil-selected units of work. Weighing instructional emphases, 50% of the teaching practices were founded on a concept of literature as experience, 31% saw it as exemplification of form, 10% as a vehicle of recurrent themes, and 9% as a collection of standard works. The study recommends that the teaching profession make use of reports of superior classroom practices to reinforce general teacher effectiveness. (Author/MF)
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Note: Ph. D. Dissertation, The University of Connecticut