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Justman, Stewart – Academic Questions, 2010
In this article, the author examines Louise Rosenblatt's "Literature as Exploration," a popular textbook used since 1938 (in five successive editions) in high school English classrooms across America. He discusses how the one-time college roommate of Margaret Mead managed to transform teaching literature into a form of student therapy that…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Bibliotherapy, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
Rosenblatt, Louise M. – 1968
The main concern of this book on the teaching of literature is the complex dynamics of personal responses to reading. The first part details some of the problems of the teacher and the student in approaching the literary experience. Part 2 takes up the necessary background and setting for spontaneous reactions to literature, the effects of the…
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, English Instruction, Environmental Influences, Interests
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Rosenblatt, Louise M. – Voices from the Middle, 2005
This article contains excerpts from the author's two seminal texts: "Literature as Exploration (New York: MLA, 1938) and "The Reader, the Text, the Poem" (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1978). In "Literature as Exploration," the author first presented her transactional theory of reading as she explored the personal, social,…
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, Reader Response, Literature, Educational Philosophy
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Connell, Jeanne M. – Educational Foundations, 2001
Revisits the work of Louise Rosenblatt, who argued that literary experiences might be made the very core of the kind of educational process needed in a democracy, exploring her philosophy and her literary theory to examine whether, within the school curriculum, literary experience should be considered as crucial to educating citizens as are…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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Allingham, Philip – English in Australia, 2015
Although secondary school teachers have long been aware of the pedagogical possibilities of Louise Rosenblatt's Reader Response (articulated first in "Literature as Exploration," 1938) and I. A. Richards' Close Reading (first broached in "The Meaning of Meaning: A Study of the Influence of Language upon Thought and of the Science of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Instruction, Secondary School Students, Social History
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Flynn, Elizabeth A. – College English, 2007
Although, by the time of her death, Louise Rosenblatt was highly respected in the fields of composition and reading theory, she did not enjoy the same status among literary theorists. In this article, the author argues that Rosenblatt should be taken seriously as a literary theorist. The author shares her views on Rosenblatt's "Literature as…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Audiences, Ethics, English Instruction
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Rosenblatt, Louise M. – Voices from the Middle, 2005
In this essay, the author explains not only how she came to write her classic text "Literature as Exploration," but she also describes the path of her own professional journey. A conviction about the difference between "literary" and other reading led to her writing "Literature as Exploration" in the first place. In this book, she argued that…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Liberal Arts, English Instruction, Literature
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Schaars, Mary Jo – English Journal, 1988
Presents a student-guided approach (based on Louise M. Rosenblatt's "Literature as Exploration") to teaching Willa Cather's MY ANTONIA. (MM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, English Instruction, Grade 11, Reader Response
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Connell, Jeanne M. – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2000
Provides background information on the book, "Literature as Exploration" (Louise Rosenblatt), a classic education text written during the progressive education era. Explores the central themes in "Literature as Exploration" and the distinguishing features of Rosenblatt's concept of aesthetic experience. (CMK)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetics, Book Reviews, Educational History
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Taylor, Joseph; Kowalski, Susan; Stuhlsatz, Molly; Wilson, Christopher; Spybrook, Jessaca – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to use both conceptual and statistical approaches to explore publication bias in recent causal effects studies in science education, and to draw from this exploration implications for researchers, journal reviewers, and journal editors. This paper fills a void in the "science education" literature as no…
Descriptors: Science Education, Influences, Bias, Statistical Analysis
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Van Horn, Leigh – Voices from the Middle, 2005
In reviewing Louise Rosenblatt's contribution to the world of literature and human relations, the author has involved himself in the intense experience of reading, re-reading, and "transacting" with "Literature as Exploration," "The Reader, the Text, the Poem: The Transactional Theory of the Literary Work," "Transactions with Literature: A…
Descriptors: Human Relations, Literature Appreciation, Reading Writing Relationship
Martinez-Schaum, Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2009
In the academic world, citations can provide insights into the impact of a particular theoretical orientation on scholarship in a field of study, showing epistemological shifts as numbers of citations to that theory increase or diminish. This study explored the impact of the transactional theory of reading, articulated by Louise Rosenblatt, (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Audiences, Citation Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Christenbury, Leila – Voices from the Middle, 2005
In this article, the author describes how she and her eighth-grade class moved away from formalism into a more personal, more connected, more authentic response to literature. She also explains the importance of a transactional approach in teaching literature and creating a democratic classroom. She honors Louise Rosenblatt, who introduced…
Descriptors: Test Items, Reader Response, Multiple Choice Tests, Literature
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Dressman, Mark; Webster, Joan Parker – Research in the Teaching of English, 2001
Reads and highlights all text-level differences between the first (1938) and fifth (1995) editions of Louise Rosenblatt's "Literature as Exploration." Categorizes each type of revision and traces a sample of each to the edition in which the change was made. Concludes with a consideration of the implications of Rosenblatt's legacy for…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Editing, English Instruction
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Pike, Mark A. – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2003
This article seeks to define more precisely the nature of the individual transaction that occurs between reader and text and the potential for aesthetic reading in literature classrooms by relating knowledge of the way pupils engage in literary transactions to theoretical perspectives that address the issue. The validity of Louise Rosenblatt's…
Descriptors: Reader Text Relationship, Literature Appreciation, Aesthetics, Social Theories
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