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Literature and the American Tradition


reviewed by Lennox Grey - 1961

coverTitle: Literature and the American Tradition
Author(s): L. Howard
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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At a time of much ignorant chanting of "Subject matter, yes, teaching method, no," it is good to see mature, informed books like these, each showing respect for both scholarly method and teaching method. Literature study has been growing, Burton says, since "the author's experience in his first year of high school teaching." On the way it has acquired scholarly-academic resources from the "seminar ... at graduate school," but it cautions the teacher who "proceeds grimly with a junior version." It has added scholarly-professional research in "literature for adolescents" with Dora V. Smith of Minnesota, but it cautions "the teacher who interprets too loosely . . . 'start where the students are.'" And for the past six years it has gained a judicious combination of academic and professional scholarship from Burton's editorship of The English Journal. So, starting with the real if not elegant vernacular of "literature study," it leads to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 5, 1961, p. 427-427
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3286, Date Accessed: 12/10/2019 3:31:14 AM

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