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ERIC Number: ED105522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 12
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National Approaches to Teaching Literature and Moral Development.
Golub, Lester S.
The purpose of this paper is to develop a rationale and an outline of a curriculum for a secondary school literature course which satisfies the societal need to understand national moral development and the literature which expresses that moral development. "National" is defined as those groups of persons who use the English language to express national or ethnic experiences, beliefs, and values which are not necessarily Anglo-American or Canadian in nature. A sample list of non-Anglo literature written in English would include African, Afro-American, Amerindian, Indian, white ethnic, and Chicano and Caribbean literature. The curriculum should be developed in such a way that the experiences can be handled at an appropriate stage of the student's cognitive development. Although the exact content of the curriculum would vary from region to region, the student objectives of such a program would remain the same: to understand the creative and moral activities of English speaking national and ethnic groups; to experience uses of the English language which do not necessarily follow the traditional notions of standard English; and to participate in a different cultural experience through the use of English language. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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