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ERIC Number: ED101380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Elective Program in Literature.
Cusick, Patricia
Seven charts contain a summary of information obtained from two national surveys of elective literature programs which were conducted in spring and fall 1974. All persons connected with the program were English teachers or department chairpersons in junior or senior high schools. In the first survey 54 people were contacted and responded to the printed survey and a later telephone interview. In the second survey 34 of the initial 54 persons responded to the survey; there was no followup telephone interview. The purpose of these surveys was to obtain information on classroom practices in the teaching of literature electives in high schools today. Some of the questions asked in the surveys were: Can you give the names of three elective courses in literature that are particulary popular with today's students? Is it still important to cover American literature or British literature per se in the high schools? Do you feel a literature program should attempt to teach reading skills? Can you name any good literary selections which you feel all high school students should meet somewhere in literature courses? It is still important for students to study the genre as well as the selections themselves? (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (64th, New Orleans, Nov. 28-30, 1974); Results of two national surveys conducted in spring and fall 1974