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ERIC Number: ED119227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 286
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The Metaphor of Ethnic Experience: A Teaching Dissertation.
Miya, Mildred
This dissertation describes a college level ethnic literature course, American Minority Literature, whose major objectives are to promote a receptive attitude toward expression that is different from the traditional norm and to establish the significance of ethnic literature as a literary form. The underlying assumption is that the divergence from the common European heritage has enhanced the mainstream of American literature and that it deserves critical evaluation and improved pedagogy. Primary emphasis is on critical analysis of literature produced by four major ethnic groups. Part I of the dissertation proposes a rationale for the implementation of this class at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah. Part II covers four major ethnic groups (Indian Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and early Black Americans) and proposes that these groups are unified in their appeal for recognition. Part III describes the goals of the class, techniques of discussion, types of students, assignments, media aids, and evaluation results. Appendixes provide further aids for the prospective or practicing teacher. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Utah