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ERIC Number: ED117755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 179
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A Study of Relationships between Goals for the Teaching of Literature and Teachers' Attitudes towards the Major Categories of Written Student Responses to Literature.
McCurdy, SaraBeth Huntley
This study investigated certain characteristics of the attitudes of classroom teachers of English toward written student response to literature. Specifically, the study attempted to determine the preference or lack of preference for categories of student response to literature, using four categories: engagement-involvement, perception, interpretation, and evaluation. The preferences were assessed for secondary English teachers in general, for teachers in groups (age, teaching experience, educational background, stated goals for literature instruction), and for individual teachers. A survey questionnaire was developed to provide the basis for identifying the preferences of teachers toward the four categories. From the findings of this investigation, it appears that there are statistically significant patterns of response preferences evidenced by English teachers, both individually and collectively. Teachers in general consistently ranked interpretation as the most preferred response, and evaluation as the least preferred response. (TS)
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