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ERIC Number: EJ792472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Forty Years on: Touchstones Now
Benton, Michael; Benton, Peter
Children's Literature in Education, v39 n2 p135-140 Jun 2008
The "Touchstones" series of poetry anthologies was first published in the UK between 1968 and 1972 in five volumes. Over a million copies and three revisions later, "Touchstones Now 11-14" appeared in the summer of 2008. Few, if any, books for the classroom can claim such longevity. In this article, the compilers of the anthologies, Michael and Peter Benton, look back over the 40 years of the series' life. They reflect upon the principles which have guided their choices; and the social and political pressures, often exerted by governments, which they have confronted in their attempt to help school students become enthusiastic, committed and discriminating readers of poetry.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom