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ERIC Number: ED082185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 192
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An Examination of the Contemporary American Novel as a Means of Assisting Students in Meeting the Demands of a Changing Society.
Roberts, William Howell
This study discusses how the high school English teacher can use a study of the modern American novel to help his students function successfully in a society that often strips people of their individuality. The thrust of the study is on teaching materials, but teaching strategies and activities are also discussed. It is suggested that the study of dehumanization take place in a classroom where individualism prevails. The four parts of the study examine the protagonist who is a victim of social regimentation, the adolescent protagonist who represents truth or innocence in a society that no longer values those ideals, the minority protagonist who is victimized, and selected film, music, and contemporary poetry. Many novels are suggested for use and ten are examined in detail. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University