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ERIC Number: ED082210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 52
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Response to Literature, Study Group Paper No. 5; Appendixes I through V; Working Party No. 5 Papers; and Miscellaneous Paper: Literature and the Moral Imagination.
Britton, James; And Others
The aim of English teachers should be to refine and develop responses of children to literature. Development is defined as an increasing sense of form. In literature this relates to a sense of the patterns of events, a sense which increases as one's frame of reference of reality grows with experience. Children must be encouraged to trust their responses to literature and not rely solely on critics and teachers for their opinions. A means of improving response is to encourage individual reading in order to further literary experience. Included are study groups' discussions prompted by Britton's paper. The discussions deal with "Adolescence in Relation to Literature,""Modes of Approaching Literature in the Classroom,""Cultural Heritage,""The Emergence of Responses to Literature.""The Study of Literature," and "Response to Literature.""Literature and the Moral Imagination" argues that imaginative experience parallels the nature of real experience and in this way solicits moral imagination. Treatment of the moral imagination in the study of literature is discussed. (LL)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.