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ERIC Number: ED119199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using Adolescent Fiction That Deals with Current Problems and Lifestyles to Explore Contemporary Values.
Schwartz, Sheila
This paper argues that a value structure must be developed and taught in the schools. The values and principles contained in the Humanistic Manifesto II are examined in the context of current adolescent literature. Discussed are such books as "It's Not What You Expect" and "Mom, The Wolfman and Me" by Norma Klein; "First Person Singular" by Vida Demas; "For All the Wrong Reasons" by John Neufield; "A Single Girl" by Mary Danby; "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey; "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden" by Joanne Greenberg; "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath; and "Run Shelley, Run" by Gertrude Samuel. The author agrues that books such as these, which incorporate humanistic values, can best prepare today's students for the coming humanistic century. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the English Teachers on Creative Survival (4th, Rutherford, New Jersey, January 1976)