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ERIC Number: ED103915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 139
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Teaching Minority Literatures: A Study of Minority Literature Content in the American Literature Course in the Secondary Schools of South Carolina, 1973-74.
Heath, Harris McDonald
The purpose of this study was to determine how much emphasis is placed on minority literature in the American literature course in the secondary schools of South Carolina. A questionnaire dealing with various aspects of the American literature course was sent to the chairmen of English departments in 216 secondary schools, and the findings are based on 118 responses (54.6 percent). It was found that (1) 106 (89.8 percent) of the schools responding offer the American literature courses to eleventh grade students; (2) a large number of the students in the American literature course are grouped according to ability; (3) the length of the American literature course varies from 9 to 36 weeks; (4) more black American literature is included in the American literature course than that of any of the other minority literatures; (5) minority literatures are more often taught as a part of the American literature survey rather than as separate units or in separate courses; and (6) eleven schools offer a total of twelve separate minority literature courses, ten of which are courses in black American literature. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina