ERIC Number: ED074522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Literature and the English Department.
Mandel, Barrett John
The focus of this book--an appeal for a reevaluation of the literature teacher's pedagogical goals and methods--is twofold: first, the reasons for the enjoyment of reading literature and suggestions for stimulating in students a love of plays, poetry, and novels; and second, new roles for the teacher. Chapter 1 outlines some of the problems facing the literature teacher; Chapter 2 reviews the meaning of literary "education"; Chapter 3 suggests ways of creating potent educational environments for literature teaching; Chapter 4 describes the problems, failures, and achievements of one experimental course; and Chapter 5 recommends some specific departmental reforms. A selected bibliography which represents the basic reading list of the course, Experimental Methods in the Teaching of Literature, is included. (This document previously announced as ED 041 026.) (JM)
Descriptors: College Instruction, English Departments, English Instruction, Experimental Programs, Literature, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Teacher Influence, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 03622, $2.50 non-member, $2.25 member)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.