ERIC Number: EJ308791
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Virtue Rewarded: The Contemporary Student and Horatio Alger.
Brucker, Carl W.
Journal of General Education, v35 n4 p270-75 1984
Contends that Horatio Alger's rags-to-riches myths can help modern students shape their beliefs and actions. Shows how students, by first understanding the simple mythic structures of the Alger stories, can become better able to examine more sophisticated and contradictory visions of life. (DMM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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