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ERIC Number: ED070096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 160
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Teaching Literature to the Disadvantaged.
Bachner, Saul
This dissertation proposes a strategy for teaching literature to disadvantaged students. These students are characterized by an inadequate self-concept, a lack of social skills, restricted language development, and behavior motivated by immediate needs. Most of the disadvantaged are Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Appalachian whites. A review of research on how to teach the disadvantaged revealed that the teacher's classroom management and presentation of material are the most significant factors in teaching the disadvantaged. Specific motivational devices and teaching techniques are discussed in the body of the dissertation. The strategy for teaching the disadvantaged that emerges from this study is demonstrated in two lessons, one based on a black boy's life, "On Being a Negro in America," and the other a story of an underprivileged Italian boy's frustration in New York City, "The Prison." Methods include various motivational devices, discussion questions, and specific exercises for exploring the human condition. No grade level is specified. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Wayne State University