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ERIC Number: ED119217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 151
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A Reconstructionist Approach to the Treaching of Literature.
Adler, Stuart Paul
Reconstructionism is an extension and elaboration of the progressivist philosophy of education developed by John Dewey and his intellectual associates. Thomas Brameld also views reconstructionism as the beginning of a new philosphy of education, and this dissertation develops an approach to teaching literature that functions with Brameld's views. The first chapter reviews the major characteristics of Dewey's progressivist philosophy and the new reconstructionist emphasis advocated by Brameld. The second chapter, based on the works of Ernest Cassirer, develops the necessary aesthetic theory. Based on the works of Northrop Frye and Joseph Campbell, chapter three elaborates on the nature of literature as a unique art medium. Chapter four, based on the works of Sigmund Freud and Norman O. Brown, explores the complex subject of the unconscious. The last chapter analyzes the implications for a reconstructionist curriculum in literature. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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