ERIC Number: ED157078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Literature, Literary Values, and the Teaching of Literature: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through April 1978 (Vol. 38 Nos. 7 through 10).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 20 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: the teaching of children's literature; the study of American Indian literature and Biblical literature at the college level; the relationship between response to emotion-oriented poetry and emotions, interests, and personal needs; the use of role-playing, improvisation, and performance in the teaching of literature; children's preferences with regard to elements of humor, illustrations, and types of first-person protagonists in literature; the effect of reading on attitudes toward the elderly; the perception of literature by silent readers and oral interpreters; features of comic book formulas; award-winning translated children's books; effects of a fantasy literature program on kindergarten children's creativity; effects of selected black literature on the self-concept and reading achievement of black male students; fairy tales; hero archetypes; children's moral responses to literature; and such themes of realistic fiction as alcohol consumption and achievement and affiliation motives of male and female characters. (GW)
Descriptors: American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Awards, Biblical Literature, Black Students, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Comics (Publications), Doctoral Dissertations, Dramatics, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Fantasy, Higher Education, Humor, Illustrations, Literature Appreciation, Moral Values, Older Adults, Poetry, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
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