Teaching Literature in the Secondary School

Kippen, Roderick M.
November 1968
Education;Nov/Dec1968, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p142
Academic Journal
The article highlights the benefits of teaching modern literature to high school students. An appreciation of modern literature is just as important to the high school student as recognized classical literature. It is the duty of the teacher to present students with information from which they will be able to make an intellectual analysis. Such responsibilities include being careful that he does not put extreme pressure on the students in the reading of literature which may cause them to develop a dislike for books.


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