ERIC Number: ED082161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Young People Reading: The Novel in Secondary Schools. Second Century in Australian Education Series, No. 8.
Hansen, I. V.
The author addresses teachers, parents, and young readers on the importance of reading fiction for young people. The first chapter, "Young People Reading," discusses the development of children's literature (upper-early secondary) since the eighteenth century. "The Novel in the Conservative Classroom" argues for the inclusion of contemporary as well as classical literature in the curriculum, in order to provide a comprehensive view of literature. "Why Read Novels Anyway?" asserts that the recognition of the human condition through the novel is a legitimate aim for any English program for young people. The interpretive process is also discussed. "Exploring Through Fiction" includes reviews of six books, two appropriate for each of three age groups. "The Wide Reading Scheme" discusses the recent assumption by reading of the dominant role in the English curriculum. "A Micro-sample: The Reading of Some Fifteen-year-olds" reviews a reading program previously used by the author in his classes. The last chapter is a summary of the book. The appendixes contain lists of suggested and award-winning books. (LL)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Independent Reading, Literature Appreciation, Paperback Books, Reading Interests, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Secondary Education
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Note: Published by Melbourne University Press