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ERIC Number: ED099842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 155
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The Treatment of Blacks in Selected Literature Anthologies for Grades Nine through Twelve Published Since 1968.
Duff, Ogle Eloise Burks
The purpose of this study was to examine and assess the extent of inclusion or exclusion of works by black American writers in high school literature anthologies published since 1968. It was hypothesized that chronologically, typologically, and thematically organized literature anthologies for high school use are basically exclusive in their treatment of literature by black writers. Literature anthologies for high school use were found to be basically exclusive in their treatment of literature by black writers. Of the 18 series of anthologies for use in grades 9-12 examined in this study, 13 series, or 72.2 percent, were found to be inadequate. In many of the genres and literary periods there were voids in the inclusion of works by black writers. Anthological series designed for academic programs in high schools tended to be more exclusive than anthological series designed for reluctant readers or average nonacademic programs. Less exclusion existed in anthologies in grades 9 and 10 which were organized by genre or theme than existed in chronologically arranged anthologies. Though the image of blacks in high school literature anthologies is improving, there are still critical omissions, thus proving significance of the hypothesis. (Author/RB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh