Adolescent literature as a useful addition to today's curriculum

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Flo Ellen Denny Durway (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Elisabeth A. Bowles

Abstract: The purpose of this dissertation is to encourage English teachers to use adolescent literature in the classroom. Based on the belief that contemporary novels are fitting and useful additions to today's curriculum, this study is aimed at diminishing the reluctance of teachers to teach the novels or assign them for supplementary reading. Delineating the specific usefulness of at least 50 novels, this dissertation provides an over-view of adolescent literature in America before summarizing the theories of adolescence of Erik Erikson, Robert Havighurst, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Carol Gilligan. Finally this study shows the relationship between the theories of adolescence and contemporary novels.

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Language: English
Date: 1989
Adolescence in literature
Adolescent psychology
Literature $x Study and teaching

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