ERIC Number: ED041904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Teaching the Humanities: Selected Readings.
Schwartz, Sheila, Ed.
Sixty-one readings have been selected and collected here to provide a sense of the substance, scope, and potentiality of an education in the humanities. Sections deal with (1) a definition of the humanities as a body of knowledge and insight, a mode of expression, a program for education, and an underlying attitude toward life, (2) the ways that the study of the humanities can help students grapple with contemporary issues and moral questions, (3) the recent upsurge of interest in humanities education in the secondary schools, and proposed organizational patterns to correlate the several disciplines which comprise the humanities, (4) the potentials of an elementary education in the humanities, (5) the basic personality characteristics and kinds of teacher preparation needed for today's humanities teachers, and (6) the need for a humanities education for the disadvantaged. Appendices include a discussion of the National Endowment for the Humanities, recommendations from the American Council of Learned Societies, and a report from NCTE/ERIC on humanities instruction. (JB)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, History, Humanism, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature, Philosophy, Relevance (Education), Religion, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Teacher Education
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