ERIC Number: ED239250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
New Essays in the Teaching of Literature. Proceedings of the Literature Commission International Conference on the Teaching of English (3rd, Sydney, Australia, 1980).
Mallick, David, Ed.; And Others
Drawn fron a conference attended by more than 150 educators from England, the United States, Canada, South Africa, India, China, New Zealand, and Australia, the papers in this compilation deal with a variety of aspects of literature instruction. Papers in the first section of the compilation provide reports on seminars held during the week-long conference. Among the topics discussed in this section are the nature of reading, the expressive response to literature, decentering abstractions, and the future of English instruction. The second section contains the three lectures given at the conference: (1) "Response--Begin Again" by Margaret Meek of England; (2) "Literacy Culture, Media Culture, Student Culture" by Peter Moss of Australia; and (3) "Literature Teaching and Some of Our Responsibilities" by Geoffrey Summerfield of England. This section also contains invited papers on the teaching of literature, each of which touches upon some point of theory made in one of the three lectures. The third section offers papers that concentrate primarily on the problem of response to literature and the role of the teacher. (FL)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Fiction, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation, Mass Media, Poetry, Reader Response, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Australian Association of Teachers of English, Inc., P.O. Box 203, Norwood, South Australia 5068 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Australian Association for the Teaching of English.