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ERIC Number: ED038399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Pages: 7
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Contemporary Australian Literature (and Its Teaching).
Semmler, Clement
Opinion, v13 n2 p9-14 Sep 1969
Australian Literature, in spite of the cultural and creative handicaps imposed on a developing country, is becoming accepted on the international literary scene. Contemporary novels and drama have imaginatively combined characteristic Australian themes and myths with European artistic traditions, while poetry has shown a concern with universal qualities, producing an art without parochial boundaries. Because of these reasons and Australian literature's reflection of national life and problems, the teaching of both Australian and English literatures in Australian secondary schools would result in a study of modern literature which is relevant and stimulating for the Australian student. The work of the secondary school literature teacher is of crucial importance, for if a student is given a good foundation in literature at this level, he is likely to return to literature in adult life. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JM)
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Authoring Institution: South Australian English Teachers Association, Burnside.