Literary analysis and the Catholic optic in Catholic high school English classes

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dc.contributor Sekeres, Diane C.
dc.contributor Wright, Vivian H.
dc.contributor Kuntz, Aaron M.
dc.contributor Tarter, Clemens John
dc.contributor.advisor Spector, Karen Baker, Sister Margaret Andrew 2017-03-01T17:11:07Z 2017-03-01T17:11:07Z 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001700
dc.identifier.other Baker_alatus_0004D_12089
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The ways that English teachers in Catholic high schools incorporate religion into their teaching of literature were investigated. After observing six English teachers at five Catholic high schools, findings were studied, compared, and contrasted for their theological content as it pertained to the Catholic religion. The ways that teachers engaged the powers of students' souls (intellect, will, memory, imagination, and emotions) during instruction were noted. The results indicated that the teachers planned lessons that integrated religious and moral topics into their class discussions, improvised and shared comments about the literature reflecting their personal Catholic perspectives during instruction, or avoided all religious topics that arose during class. Engagement of the powers of the soul other than the intellect was rarely planned, but at times evolved during instruction. Further research is warranted in order to consider the ways that literary topics manifest themselves for consideration in Catholic high school religion classes. Cross-curricular efforts between religion and English teachers could be considered as well. Studies of students' attitudes concerning reflection of literature from a Catholic perspective would assist English teachers in preparing lessons that would encourage adolescents to apply Catholic teachings to the topics of literature that include metaphysical themes and considerations.
dc.format.extent 271 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Education
dc.subject.other Literature
dc.subject.other Religion
dc.title Literary analysis and the Catholic optic in Catholic high school English classes
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction Secondary Education The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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