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ERIC Number: ED108219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 18
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The Onus of Teaching Children's Literature: The Need for Some Reappraisals.
Gay, Carol
For at least three reasons, university English faculties should reassess their attitudes toward children's literature, a field of vital importance in children's education. First, specialists in children's literature are sorely needed in English departments, where courses on the subject properly belong (rather than in colleges of education). Second, it is a new field of scholarly research and analysis, and there is thus a great need for careful assessment of the cultural, artistic, historic, psychological, and philosophical significance of children's literature. Third, with the problems currently facing college and university English departments, self-interest dictates the need for expanding children's literature programs, including active, innovative graduate courses leading to master's and doctor's degrees in the field. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented before the Northeastern Ohio College English Group at Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio, Fall, 1974