ERIC Number: ED277017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Social Issues in the English Classroom.
Totten, Samuel, Ed.
Arizona English Bulletin, v29 n1 Fall 1986
Focusing on the rationales and materials for teaching social issues in the English classroom, this thematic issue contains the following articles: "Introduction: Reflections of Society in Literature" (M. B. Fleming); "Addressing Social and/or Controversial Issues in the English Classroom" (S. Totten); "The Growing Threat to Quality Education: How the Censors are Restricting School Curriculum" (A. T. Podesta and C. Macy); "What Price Academic Freedom?" (R. Ehrlich); "Reflections on Controversial Topics and Their Place in the Public Classroom" (O. McGraw); "From the Other Side of the Desk: A Student's View--'Social Issues in the English Classroom--Here Today, Here to Stay'" (D. G. Hunt); "Teaching Controversial Social Issues: Personal and Professional Tasks for Teachers of English" (A. Molnar and D. R. Walling); "Facing Controversy: An Organization's Role in Addressing the Nuclear World" (S. Alexander); "Controversy Doesn't Have to Find the Teacher" (J. D. Black); "Three Tactics for Teaching Critical Thinking through Social Issues" (J. Beck); "Writing Arguments: Opinion or Informed Position" (P. Luther); "Winning Their Hearts and Minds: An Approach to Teaching the Persuasive Paper" (S. Sulkes); "Using Oral Histories to Address Social Issues in the English Classroom (S. Totten); "Incorporating Science and Technology Issues into the English Curriculum" (R. Yager); "Holocaust Education: Reaching Students and Students Reaching Out" (L. B. Rabinsky); "Three Explorations in Teaching about Peace" (S. Berman); "Student Developed Units on the Nuclear Arms Race" (S. Totten);"Prejudice: Literature in a Conceptual Approach" (M. Kleg); "Making the Most of Cultural Diversity: A Teaching Unit on the Role of Women in Society" (K. Mangelsdorf); "Censorship: A Controversial Study" (S. Totten); "Human Rights and the Study of Literature: Social Controversy in George Orwell's '1984'" (W. R. Ferenkes); "Confronting Controversy in the Classroom with 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'" (L. Bulman); "John Hersey's 'Hiroshima': A Literary Classic for the Classroom" (J. A. Scott); "Controversial Issues in Popular Lyrics, 1960-1985: Teaching Resources for the English Classroom" (B. L. Cooper). A selected annotated bibliography of literature that addresses certain key social issues is also included. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Arizona English Teachers Association, Tempe.