ERIC Number: ED098642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Oral Interpretation and the Teaching of Literature in Secondary Schools.
Bacon, Wallace A.
The purpose of this state-of-the-art monograph is to describe the nature of oral interpretation of literature and to suggest contributions which can be made through this channel to the study of literature in high school. A comprehensive treatment and a qualitative assessment of the published and unpublished material on the topic are attempted and the relevant research, curriculum trends, teaching materials, judgments of recognized experts in the field, and reports and findings from various national committees and commissions are reviewed. The approach used--the oral experience of teaching English, speech communication, theatre, related subjects--was selected for teachers seeking new techniques and methodologies to involve students both in the meaningful exploration of literature and in the development of effective communication skills. (RB)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, English Instruction, Interpretive Reading, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Literature Reviews, Oral Interpretation, Secondary Education, Speech Instruction, State of the Art Reviews
Speech Communication Association, Statler Hilton Hotel, New York, N.Y. 10001 ($2.25)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Dissemination and Resources Group.
Authoring Institution: Speech Communication Association, New York, NY.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.