ERIC Number: ED315774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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How Porcupines Make Love II: Teaching a Response-Centered Literature Curriculum.
Purves, Alan C.; And Others
Written in the same spirit as the earlier edition but thoroughly revised and updated, this book is designed to make teachers aware of reader-response theory and its implications for literature instruction and curriculum. The book demonstrates how a response-centered curriculum brings students to a greater understanding of all forms of literature in today's culture and helps them engage in clearer, sharper thinking. The edition includes new chapters on the nature of adolescence; the cultural literacy movement and the insistence on teaching theory; the effects on literacy of television, video recorders, and computers; and more attention to standardized tests and how teachers can deal with them. (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classroom Environment, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Literature Appreciation, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Secondary Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Visual Learning
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Books
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