ERIC Number: ED318035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Book-Length Works Taught in High School English Courses. ERIC Digest.
Applebee, Arthur N.
This digest discusses the highlights of a study which surveyed (in 1988) the book-length works taught in high school English programs in public, parochial, and independent schools and then compared the survey results with results of a similar survey in 1963. The digest reports that the 10 titles most frequently taught in public, Catholic, and independent schools for Grades 9-12 are remarkable for their consistency more than their differences: the titles included in the top 10 are identical in the public and Catholic school samples, and nearly so in the independent schools. Additionally, the digest reports that the lists of most frequently required texts show little recognition of the works of women or of minority authors and have changed only minimally since 1963. (SR)
Descriptors: Drama, Educational Research, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Fiction, High Schools, Literature Appreciation, School Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.