Working-Class Literature: Pedagogy and a Course Design
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages: 104-109
Received: Jul. 1, 2014; Accepted: Jul. 11, 2014; Published: Jul. 20, 2014
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Ayman Hassan Elhallaq, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine; Faculty of Arts, English Language and Literature Department,The Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestinian authority, Palestine
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Abstract
Many working students have some skepticism about the worth of studying literature in the university classroom. They assume that the subject matter of literature taught to them doesn’t help them, in a certain manner, to connect more to their real life working situations. Compared to their practical way of life, the educational experience of literature in the classroom seems foreign to the experiences of many of them. Therefore, this paper proposes a method for teaching a literature course for the working-class students. The paper also recommends a course design that involves the working culture in the material taught in the classroom. The suggested syllabus includes a number of particular texts to be taught in a literature course for working students.
Keywords
Working-Class Literature, Teaching Literature, Class, Gender, Race
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Ayman Hassan Elhallaq, Working-Class Literature: Pedagogy and a Course Design, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 104-109. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140204.14
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