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ERIC Number: ED061201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 7
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Science-Fiction as Humanistic Study.
Schwartz, Sheila
English Record, v22 n2 p49-55 Winter 1971
The future curricula of the humanities are discussed in relation to the inclusion of science-fiction as an appropriate subject. It is believed that the curricula of the future will have the following characteristics in common: (1) Although curricula will give due recognition to the contributions of the past, it will begin in the present and will focus on the present and future world. Emphasis on understanding the present will be essential for survival; (2) It will be interdisciplinary and will cut across or eliminate the narrow subject matter compartments into which education is now arbitrarily divided. Three science fiction books that embody these criteria are discussed. (DB)
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