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ERIC Number: ED039256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 195
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Life Concepts Derived from Literary Selections in Anthologies.
Peters, William Hilmer
Thiry-five selections taken from each of 16 Virginia high school literature anthologies (a total of 560 selections in all) were examined to determine what major life concepts were being presented to adolescents. A major concept was considered an abstract idea which expressed relationships between the relatively concrete objects (i.e., characters' actions or words) of the selection. Six literature teachers, working independently on 35 sample selections, basically validated the judgment of the researcher. Forty selections were found to lack a major life concept, while the remaining 520 selections yielded 796 major concepts. The concepts identified in 381 of the selections were unrelated to each other, while the concepts in 139 selections were related to general topics: mortality (28 selections), faith (21), vanity (12), meeting challenges (25), nature and man (23), and love (30). (The major concepts derived are listed in the report.) (Author/MF)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia