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CAUT Bulletin Archives

April 2004

Read This! Why Books Matter

Karen Zoppa, ed. Winnipeg: J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Inc., 2003; 128 pp; ISBN: 0-920486-53-3; paper $16.95 CA.
Why are books disappearing from English classrooms? In a society dominated by two-dimensional electronic images, outcomes-based curricula and standards test, some departments of education no longer require the teaching of longer literary forms. In Read This! Why Books Matter, teachers, parents, poets and writers boldly analyze the forces erasing literature from the English classroom, and passionately testify to the irreplaceable role of books in education and in life.

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