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ERIC Number: ED085692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 230
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Design and Implementation of a High-School Literature Program to Motivate Lifetime Reading of Literature.
Kahn, Norma Bernstein
The major purpose of this dissertation is to develop a new series of courses, within an elective English curriculum, which will both enhance the immediate lives of high school students and motivate a lifelong desire to read literature. The new literature program involves a series of five courses organized on the basis of five values of literature for the individual and selected by each student according to his current interests and needs: Literature to Entertain, Literature to Understand One's Self, Literature to Understand Others, Literature to Change society, and Literature to Discover Beauty. Implications and conclusions concerning the new literature program include the following: the elective curriculum increases the motivation of the students and the teachers; the detailed description of the five courses is meant to provide a source for materials and ideas useful to other teachers developing their own courses or units; to implement these courses the teacher needs an encompassing background in several areas, indicating the desirable direction of teacher-training programs, including student-teaching in close cooperation with reading and guidance personnel; and, eventually, research which is carefully controlled should evalute the long-range effectiveness of programs which might follow those described in this dissertation. (Author/RB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania