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ERIC Number: ED502671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-18
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Western Literature to Non-Western Students
Pollock, Eric J.; Chun, Hye Won; Kim, Chung Ah
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Advanced Placement [R] Annual Conference (Seattle, WA, Jul 18, 2008)
This paper explores ways in which Western literature can be taught to Non-western students. This paper demonstrates that non-western values do not have to be overcome but rather Western values can be highlighted and reinforced to deal with literary complexity. Values and ideals such as freedom, self-identity, religion, feminism, and equality are explored and discussed to highlight major areas for non-Western students to comprehend. These can be reinforced through open discussions in the classroom, brain storming activities, debating controversial moments in literary works, and writing activities to promote further literary investigation. Students can also be prepared for international literary academic exams such as the IB or AP through multiple-choice practice exams and extensive preparation in developing well-written essays. These are just some of the myriad of the tools in the teacher's arsenal of classroom activities. By reinforcing those Western values and ideals, any non-Western student can come to not only understand Western literature but appreciate its aesthetic values as well.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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